Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 unveils Organising Committee amid fears over ages of top officials

By Duncan Mackay

New Tokyo 2020 President President Yoshiro Mori was introduced today at an event at Tokyo Metropolitan Government by Japanese Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda ©Tokyo 2020January 24 - Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Toshiro Muto has been appointed chief executive of Tokyo 2020, working under ex-Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, it was officially confirmed  today.

Former top banker tipped for leading role with Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Toshiro Muto is reportedly lined up to the secretary general of Tokyo 2020 ©Bloomberg/Getty ImagesJanuary 23 - The team that will oversee preparations for Tokyo 2020 will be officially unveiled tomorrow with the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Toshiro Muto expected to be appointed secretary general to work under ex-Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori.

Tokyo Governor candidates lay out plans for 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

Former Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa claims he wants to use Tokyo 2020 to "build a new Japan" ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 23 - Former Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, a critic of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, has promised that he will use the Games to "create a new Japan" if his campaign to become the city's new Governor is successful.

Tokyo welcomes dedicated youngsters as city hosts 8th Youth Development Programme

By Paul Osborne

The eighth UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme is currently underway in Tokyo ©JOCJanuary 21 - About 30 youths, aged 18-25, from across Asia have made their way to Tokyo as the city hosts its first ever Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), led by the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP).

Former Japanese Prime Minister Mori to lead Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshirō  Mori is set to head the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee  ©AFP/Getty ImagesJanuary 13 - Japan's former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori will lead Tokyo 2020 after accepting the Government's invitation to head the Organising Committee for the Olympics and Paralympics, a Cabinet Minister has revealed. 

Former Japanese Prime Minister Mori tipped for leading Tokyo 2020 role

By Emily Goddard

Yoshirō Mori is being tipped to become chief of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee ©Getty ImagesJanuary 9 - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori is being tipped to take up a leading role with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee.

Tokyo creates dedicated 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bureau

By Emily Goddard

Masahiro Nakajima, director general of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bureau, and Katsura Enyo, senior director of 2020 Games Preparation Division, display the signboard for the new facility ©Tokyo 2020January 6 - The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has opened a new bureau dedicated to the preparation of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be staged in the city.

Tokyo 1964 Olympic Cauldron to feature at new National Stadium for 2020 Games

By Paul Osborne

The Olympic cauldron used at the 1964 Tokyo Games will be preserved at the new national Stadium being built for the 2020 Games ©Getty ImagesDecember 30 - The Olympic Cauldron used at Tokyo 1964 will be preserved at the new National Stadium being built for the 2020 Summer Games in the Japanese capital, the Sports Ministry has revealed.

Speed skater Hashimoto on early list of Tokyo Governor candidates as fears of impact on 2020 preparations grow

By Nick Butler

Hashimoto, speaking during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is being touted as a candidate to be Governor of Tokyo ©Getty ImagesDecember 23 - Seiko Hashimoto, a former speed skater and cyclist who competed at seven Olympic Games, is being touted as a potential candidate to be the next Governor of Tokyo as urgency to make an appointment grows for the sake of preparations for Tokyo 2020.
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