Tokyo 2020

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.

Early blow for Tokyo 2020 after Governor forced to resign following corruption scandal

By Nick Butler

Naoki Inose announces his resignation this morning in a move which could negatively impact Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDecember 19 - Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose today resigned to "avoid stalling preparations" for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games" following his involvement in a corruption scandal.

Tokyo Governor offers to work for no pay after corruption scandal overshadowing 2020 Olympics preparations

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has offered to work for a year with no pay as punishment for his involvement in a corruption scandal ©The Asahi Shimbun via Getty ImagesDecember 9 - Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has offered to give up a year's salary as "penance" for being involved in a corruption scandal in the hope he can put the incident behind him and concentrate on overseeing the Japanese capital's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo's proposed Olympic Stadium to be downsized by a quarter

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo's proposed new national Stadium is set to be reduced by around 25 per cent after size and cost concerns ©Zaha Hadid AssociatesNovember 26 - Tokyo's new National Stadium, planned to be built as the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, could be scaled down by around 70,000 square metres, or 25 per cent, according to Japanese officials today.
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