Tokyo 2020

Second petition launched against "too big and too expensive" Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo 2020 stadium

By Nick Butler

Several petitions have been launched against the proposed Olympic Stadium, pictured in an artistic impression ©Japan Sport CouncilA second petition has been launched by a rival Tokyo architect into the composition of the Zaha Hadid-designed Olympic Stadium due to host athletics, football, rugby sevens and both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at Tokyo 2020.

National Stadium hosts last sporting event ahead of Tokyo 2020 rebuild

By Paul Osborne

A ceremony was held at the National Stadium in Tokyo today to commemorate the venues 56-year history before it is reconstructed ahead of Tokyo 2020 ©Tokyo 2020Tokyo's National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, saw its last ever sporting event today as it gets set to be demolished and replaced by a new Olympic Stadium ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

British Prime Minister sabotaged Madrid 2020 bid in row over Gibraltar, it is claimed

By Duncan Mackay

Madrid has bid unsuccessfully for the last three Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesBritain deliberately sabotaged Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics because of a dispute over Gibraltar, it has been claimed.

UK to collaborate with Japan on Tokyo 2020 and 2019 Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Shinzō Abe (centre) witnessed the signing a Memorandum of Cooperation between Japan and the United Kingdom for the Tokyo 2020 and 2019 Rugby World Cup preparations ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe United Kingdom has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will see it working closely with Japan on its preparations to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Tokyo 2020 will give Japan "momentum" to recover from earthquake, promises Prime Minister

By Duncan Mackay

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at first meeting of the Cabinet to discuss preparations for Tokyo 2020 ©The Asahi Shimbun'Getty ImagesApril 22 - Tokyo 2020 will help Japan show how it has recovered from the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised today.

Tokyo 2020 announce Dentsu as marketing agency

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 has set its revenue target for domestic marketing programmes ©Getty Images April 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.

Tokyo 2020 under fire for appointing "sexist" music producer

By Duncan Mackay

A petition called "No to Yasushi Akimoto" has been set-up to protest about the music producer's appointment to the Executive Board of Tokyo 2020 ©change.orgMarch 20 - A new row has erupted over the composition of the Executive Board overseeing Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with a petition having been set-up to protest against the inclusion of music producer Yasushi Akimoto, creator of the girl group AKB4.

"Cool Japan" brand to be relaunched in build-up to Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

A campaign called "Cool Japan" is to be launched in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Plans to relaunch the "Cool Japan" campaign have been unveiled to help Japanese culture benefit from Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Canon chairman appointed Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 as seven women added to Executive Board

By Duncan Mackay

Canon chairman Fujio Mitarai has been appointed as Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesMarch 17 - Canon chairman Fujio Mitarai has been appointed Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 while seven women have been added to the previously all-male Executive Board, it was announced today.
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