Tokyo 2020

Japanese school kids to choose Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

Japanese school kids to choose Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

The winning designs will be announced in March, with the mascots to be given official names by August 2018.

May 22, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Olympics 2020: Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Olympics 2020: Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Japanese officials have consistently denied wrongdoing and have said that the payment was for consulting services related to the bid.

Sep 01, 2016, 15:43 PM IST
Michael Phelps to mentor one of America`s youngest ever Olympic swimming teams in Rio

Michael Phelps to mentor one of America`s youngest ever Olympic swimming teams in Rio

Gold medals are not Phelps' only priority.

Aug 12, 2016, 16:06 PM IST
National Anthems should be sung loud and clear, Tokyo 2020 chief warns Japanese athletes

National Anthems should be sung loud and clear, Tokyo 2020 chief warns Japanese athletes

Japan, always a force to reckon with in the Olympics, are targetting between 14 ro 30 medals in Rio.

Jul 05, 2016, 23:02 PM IST
Sushil Kumar set for Rio Olympics slugfest, wishes to carry on till 2020

Sushil Kumar set for Rio Olympics slugfest, wishes to carry on till 2020

Sushil will have to beat Narsingh Yadav in the men's 74kg trials to reach Rio. 

Jan 13, 2016, 23:13 PM IST
Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat

Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat

Beijing`s winning 2022 winter Olympics bid was welcomed by organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, who now look to benefit from Asia`s Olympics treble.

Aug 01, 2015, 16:44 PM IST
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.

Jul 22, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 22, 2015, 15:44 PM IST
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.

Jun 23, 2015, 00:03 AM IST
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.

Dec 06, 2014, 18:38 PM IST

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.

Apr 04, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

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.

Feb 09, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

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.

Oct 23, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2011, 15:18 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2011, 15:18 PM IST