Tokyo 2020

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.

Tokyo 2020 President meets Putin as joint Russia-Japan cooperation pact proposed

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital ©The KremlinTokyo 2020 Yoshirō Mori today held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and invited him to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital.

Tokyo 2020 celebrates first anniversary of being awarded Olympics with pledge to create "greatest ever" Games

By Nick Butler

It is exactly one year since Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesDelivering an event that will "go down in Olympic history as one of the greatest ever" remains the aim for Tokyo 2020 on the one-year anniversary of the Japanese capital being awarded the Games.

Tokyo Governor supports introduction of smoking ban before Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has spoken enthusaiastically about limiting smoking ahead of Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesTokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has backed proposals to restrict smoking in the Japanese capital ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Late bid to get Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo 2020 National Stadium plans scrapped fail

By Duncan Mackay

A late proposal by Japanese architects to renovate the old National Stadium in Tokyo has been deemed unrealistic by the Sports Ministry ©AFP/Getty ImagesA last ditch attempt by a group of Japanese architects to get the Government to sanction a renovation of the National Stadium, rather than build a new one in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, appears to have failed. 

Tokyo 2020 use relay to re-inspire region devastated by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

By Nick Butler

The 800 participants in the relay arriving at the finish line in Tokyo ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiTokyo 2020's commitment to using the power and the values of sport to re-inspire disaster-affected areas has been showcased by the completion of a 1,000 kilometre relay through a region affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Tokyo 2020 reviewing "several options" for alternate sailing venue

By Zjan Shirinian

Original plans were for the Wakasu Olympic Marina to host sailing events during the Tokyo 2020 Games ©Getty ImagesThe sailing venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be moved as part of a widening review into original plans for the Games.

Tokyo 2020 sports director Murofushi inspiring youngsters to contribute ideas to Olympic vision

By Nick Butler

Former Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi featured in the Creating Tomorrow Together project today at local schools ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiKoji Murofushi, the Athens 2004 Olympic hammer champion who was appointed Tokyo 2020 sports director last month, was on hand today as the Organising Committee collated ideas from Japan's young generation as part of its "Creating Tomorrow Together" project.
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