Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 set to add female members and athletes to Executive Board

By Duncan Mackay

Montreal 1976 gold medallist Yuko Arakida is set to be appointed to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board ©Getty ImagesMarch 13 - Tokyo 2020 is set to announce next week that seven women are joining its Executive Board in a bid to quell criticism about the lack of female representation in organising the Olympics and Paralympics.

Cash boost for Japanese athletes as prepare for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Japan finished 11th overall in the medals table at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesFebruary 24 - Japan's athletes preparing for Tokyo 2020 are set to receive more money to get ready after the country's Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura revealed that the Government were considering increasing the amount it contributes to the programme.

Tokyo 2020 President criticised by city Governor over Asada comments

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Mao Asada was one of the favourites for a medal at Sochi 2014 but finished only sixth ©Chicago Tribune/Getty ImagesFebruary 21 - Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori is today at the centre of a new row after appearing to criticise Japan's top female figure skater Mao Asada following her failure to win a medal here last night.

New Tokyo Governor to visit Sochi 2014 to meet Bach

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Yoichi Masuzoe will travel to Sochi 2014 to attend the Closing Ceremony after his victory in the Tokyo Governor elections ©JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 14 - Newly elected Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is to travel here next week to attend the Closing Ceremony of Sochi 2014, where he will meet senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials, including Thomas Bach, the President.

Japan launch panel to improve its "sports diplomacy" - and it does include women

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi 

Olympic silver and bronze medallist Yuko Arimori is to be part of a new panel set up by Japan to help strengthen its sports diplomacy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 12 - Japan today announced that it has set up a new panel of experts to try to help the country become more influential internationally in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 by strengthening its "sports diplomacy".

Tokyo 2020 President claims he does not speak English because it is the "enemy's language"

By Duncan Mackay in Tolstoy Hall at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Yoichi Masuzoe has been elected as the new Governor of Tokyo ©Bloomberg/Getty ImagesFebruary 9 - Japan's former Health Minister Yoichi Masuzoe was today elected the new Governor of Tokyo, promising to make the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics "a success".

Tokyo 2020 officials not too old, claims executive director

By Nick Butler in Japan House at the Olympic Park in Sochi

Makoto Saika defended the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee from suggestions that many are "too old" for the job ©ITGFebruary 5 - Executive officer of Tokyo 2020 Makoto Saika has "no concerns" about the old age of the Organising Committee members and remains confident that the bid team will "represent all people".

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.
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