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Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:59

Japan wants its athletes to double their best-ever medal haul at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but experts warn the debt-laden nation will need to spend big if it is to seize the homefield advantage.

Nikkei hits 5-week high on Olympics euphoria; strong GDP supports

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 09:10

The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.

2020 Olympic Games will repay debt Japan owes the world: Shinzo Abe

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 09:33

Tokyo will repay the world the debt they owe them for their help after the tsunami in 2011 when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.

Japan’s skeleton master too old

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 20:10

The oldest member of Japan’s Olympic team made no bones about his flop in the men’s skeleton at the Vancouver Games.

Japan’s 2020 Olympic bid city put on hold

Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009, 11:21

The identity of Japan’s bid city for the 2020 Summer Games could remain a mystery until 2011, the country’s top Olympic official has said.