Tokyo 2020 head expects IOC to welcome stadium decision
Tokyo 2020 head expects IOC to welcome stadium decision

The International Olympic Committee may well welcome Japan`s decision to scrap and completely revise plans for its controversial National Stadium since the move will save money, the head of the Tokyo games organising group said on Wednesday.

Japan faces $50 million bill for scrapped stadium

Japan is on the hook to pay as much as $50 million for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid, officials and media said Wednesday.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return

The organisers of the 2020 Olympics on Monday nominated eight new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, including baseball.

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved
IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

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.

Sochi Games inspire Tokyo 2020 chief

The head of the organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, on Sunday said he had been inspired by the opening of Sochi 2014 to make even greater efforts for Japan`s Games.

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

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.

Tokyo`s 2020 Olympic bid to include quake-hit area

Tokyo`s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics would include the three quake-battered northeastern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima as host sites, Japanese Olympic Committee President has said.

Tokyo`s 2020 Olympic bid to include quake-hit area

Tokyo`s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics would include the three quake-battered northeastern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima as host sites, Japanese Olympic Committee President has said.