Tokyo 2020

Exclusive: Olympic Movement urgently needs to change policy on ticket sales, says London 2012 ticket director

By Mike Rowbottom at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

London 2012 was only able to sell tickets to the UK or Europe itself having to hand over worldwide sales to other agencies ©Getty ImagesThe Olympic Movement is out of date in terms of its attitude to selling tickets for the Games and needs to move into the digital age sooner rather than later, according to Paul Williamson, director of ticketing for London 2012, who is now fulfilling the same function for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Arup appointed lead advisor to Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Part of Arup's proposed waterfront designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games ©ArupArup, the international design engineering consultancy, will provide advice for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government and Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure, it has been announced.

Transport holds key to perception of Olympics, claims IOC expert Bovy ahead of Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Dedicated Olympic lanes at the Athens 2004 Olympics improved public and media perception of how the Games were being run, says IOC expert Professor Philippe Bovy ©Getty ImagesSorting out transport issues can significantly improve the media perception of how an Olympic Games is being run, Professor Philippe Bovy, of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Committee, claimed here today.

"Basic mistakes" on bidding delay demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic Stadium

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

The 1964 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo's Meiji Park ©Keystone/Getty ImagesAs preparations get underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympic Games here, there has been a further delay to preparations for Tokyo 2020 with the news demolition of Japan's National Stadium will need to wait until another round of bidding for the project has taken place.

Murofushi aims to widen Olympic legacy of Tokyo 2020 to older generations and disaster-hit communities

By Mike Rowbottom

Koji Murofushi said he wants to recreate some of the buzz seen at Tokyo 1964 ©Facebook/AISTSKoji Murofushi, Japan's Olympic and world gold medallist in the hammer, has today thrown out some new ideas about the possible key aspects of the Tokyo 2020, for whom he was named sports director in June.

IOC appoints Kyodo News as national news agency for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Kyodo News have been appointed as the official news agency of Tokyo 2020 ©Kyodo NewsKyodo News has been appointed as the host national news agency for Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the company announced on its website today. 

Japanese Minister visits AISTS to discuss strengthening partnership

By Zjan Shirinian

Talks were held on further collaboration between the two organisations ©AISTSFighting doping and managing the emergence of technologies in sport will form part of a strengthened partnership between two sports administration academies, after a visit from a Japanese Minister.

Tokyo 2020 vision on the agenda at first meeting of Media Commission

By Nick Butler

The Tokyo 2020 Media Commission meet for the first time ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiA first meeting of the Tokyo 2020 Media Commission has taken place today in the Japanese capital, following the announcement of its formation last week.

Olympic gold medallists head Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 has announced the introduction of an Athletes' Commission and Media Commission during its latest Executive Board meeting ©Tokyo 2020An Athletes' Commission, containing three Olympic gold medallists, has been been set up by Tokyo 2020, the Executive Board announced today during its fourth meeting in the Japanese capital.
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