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Tag: Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test

The mixed relay, a new event for Tokyo 2020 involving two men and two women, was won by France in a photo finish from Great Britain after a nail-biting final sprint.

Tokyo 2020: Fina watching water quality, temperature

Overheating in pools are some of the major complaints for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Japan’s Fukushima eyes Olympics for recovery message

As part of its efforts to rehabilitate its reputation, Fukushima will host Olympic matches in softball and baseball – Japan's most popular sport.

Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers to stay home

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Olympic and Paralympic events in Tokyo during the 2020 Games, straining the city's already notoriously crowded commuter routes.

Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore

Despite a construction boom, Tokyo could be short as many as 14,000 rooms given an expected surge of Olympics-related tourism.

Olympics: Local ticket demand exceeds organisers expectations

The unexpected demand prompted organisers to re-evaluate their Japan-based sales and will be holding a second ticket lottery collection in August.

Stronger, faster, but not higher: Tokyo Olympics warn on weed

Toshiro Mutois is making it clear that Japan will not tolerate cannabis among athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Japan head to France 2019 with one eye on Olympics

Japan are building a young team with the Olympics in mind but also remain hopeful of causing another surprise in France.

Japan Olympic minister steps down after gaffes

Yoshitaka Sakurada resigned after he hurt the feelings of the 2011 quake and tsunami victims.

Japan may admit N.Korean athletes for Games, says Olympics minister

The International Olympic Committee has been informed by the two Koreas that they plan to march together and send joint teams to play.

Pictograms unveiled 500 days before start of Tokyo 2020

The sports pictograms were first used for the 1964 Tokyo Games to make all sports easier to comprehend across the world.

Esports hits big time, with or without Olympics

It may take a while before eSports is considered an Olympic event, but that hasn't stopped the industry from getting big-name corporate backers.

Tokyo 2020 to transform city, says governor

Tokyo Olympics a rebranding of a cultural identity

Two Koreas and IOC to discuss Tokyo 2020 joint teams

The two Koreas previously marched under a joint flag at the 2018 Winter Games.

The heat is on: Tokyo 2020 marathon to start earlier

Organisers brought forward the marathon to 7am as Japanese medical groups have warned the event could 'lead to (heatstroke) deaths'.

Tokyo 2020 vows no let-up as preparations lauded

Nevertheless Tokyo 2020 still faces a host of potential pitfall, including how to deal with the sweltering summer heat and keep a lid on the budget.

IOC chief: Tokyo ‘best-prepared’ city for Olympics

Japan has mostly lived up to its reputation for efficiency, with construction projects generally on schedule.

Once on the ropes, Indian boxing comes out swinging

Top figures in Indian boxing say their exploits on Australia's Gold Coast were no fluke, even if they surpassed their own expectations in racking up nine medals in the sport.

Abe duels with ‘long hitter’ Trump on golf course

Abe and Trump played golf when the Japanese prime minister visited the United States in February, with the Japanese leader keen to stress that his skills were not on a par with Trump's.

Landmark gold launches Rocketman’s Olympic dream

Azizul's emotional victory could be a good omen as he builds towards what he hopes will be the pinnacle of his career -- the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.