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Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

But the best part of any Olympics closing ceremony is athletes walking together, without any distinction or grouping by nationality in the Parade of Athletes.

''No truth'' to plagiarism claims: Tokyo 2020 logo designer

''No truth'' to plagiarism claims: Tokyo 2020 logo designer

The Japanese designer behind the logo for the 2020 Summer Olympics said on Wednesday there is "absolutely no truth" to claims it was plagiarized from a Belgian design, while Tokyo Games officials said legally there is no problem.

Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

Japan`s ruling party will recommend sacking the head of the sports association that manages the national stadium after plans for a new arena for the 2020 Summer Olympics were scrapped due to soaring costs.

Warnings on cost rises were ignored: Japan stadium designers

Warnings on cost rises were ignored: Japan stadium designers

The firm of architects whose design for Japan`s new Olympic stadium was scrapped said the ballooning costs that doomed their plan were due partly to an uncompetitive selection of contractors and that warnings about this were ignored.

Five years before 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo pledges to beat woes, succeed

Five years before 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo pledges to beat woes, succeed

Exactly five years before the 2020 Summer Olympics open, hundreds gathered in a downtown Tokyo plaza on Friday to wave flags and cheer as organisers pledged to overcome a long string of troubles and make the Games a resounding success.

Japan's newly appointed Olympics minister denies illegal fund claims

Japan's newly appointed Olympics minister denies illegal fund claims

Japan`s newly appointed Olympics minister on Wednesday denied reports that his political supporters had received millions of yen in illegal funding, dismissing the claims as "totally baseless".

Japan stadium to cost over $2 bln, stick with basic design

Japan stadium to cost over $2 bln, stick with basic design

Japan`s trouble-plagued new National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, will cost more than $2 billion to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be completed two months later than first thought, officials said on Monday.

Japan to keep Olympic stadium design despite cost, criticism

Japan to keep Olympic stadium design despite cost, criticism

Japan has decided to push ahead with the construction of a controversial and costly main showpiece venue for the 2020 summer Olympics, reports said Wednesday, despite stringent criticism from architects.

Sprinting for security: Spycam-wearing police to run in Tokyo marathon

Sprinting for security: Spycam-wearing police to run in Tokyo marathon

Mingling with more than 30,000 runners at this month`s Tokyo Marathon will be a small, elite crew of police runners equipped with cameras capturing real-time footage of the course.

New sports for Tokyo Games to be decided in 2016, says IOC

New sports for Tokyo Games to be decided in 2016, says IOC

 The decision on which and how many new sports will be added to the slate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be determined next year, just before the start of the Rio Games, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday.

2020 vision for Olympic hosts Japan

2020 vision for Olympic hosts Japan

Japan hope the appliance of science can trigger an Asian Games gold rush but admit they will struggle to steal hosts South Korea`s thunder, insisting that building momentum for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is their top priority.

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

Tokyo`s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time.

Tokyo``s 2020 preparations draw praise

The IOC`s Coordination Commission has praised Tokyo`s early preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics, highlighting the financial planning and diversity of local organisers after a three-day visit to the Japanese capital.

Istanbul, Madrid trade blows as race becomes Messi

The battle for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics entered its` final stages today with the Istanbul bid saying in Buenos Aires that of the three candidates they would need to spend the least on `dedicated Olympic projects`.

Olympics 2020 candidates out to impress IOC members

The three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics had the first of their two presentations to the electorate who will decide their fate, the IOC, in Lausanne on Wednesday.

Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

All three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics declared themselves happy after the release on Tuesday of the IOC`s Evaluation Commission report.

Qatar gets IOC green light to bid for 2020 Olympics

Olympic chiefs have given Qatar the green signal to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Doha by allowing a shift in dates.

US pulls out of bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics. Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the US Olympic Committee pulled the plug on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

US pulls out of bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics. Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the US Olympic Committee pulled the plug on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

Tokyo declares bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo will bid for the 2020 Olympics, hoping to show the world how it has recovered after the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.