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IOC Seeks Assurances on Tokyo Olympic Stadium -- On the Scene

October 13, 2015

(ATR) Efforts to advance plans for a new Olympic Stadium after the previous venue was scrapped were a major focus for IOC inspectors in Tokyo on Tuesday. Tokyo 2020 and IOC...

Tokyo 2020 Sets Demanding Criteria for New Logo

October 06, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) Games organizers on Tuesday outlined selection criteria and requirements for applicants to design a replacement for the logo scrapped following a plagiarism sca...

Olympic Gold Medalist Leads Japan Sports Agency

October 01, 2015

Daichi Suzuki won gold at the 1988 Games (Getty) (ATR) Olympic champion Daichi Suzuki is to lead the newly-formed Japan Sports Agency. The 48-year-old Suzuki, who won the ...

Tokyo Proposes 18 Events in Five Sports for Olympics

September 28, 2015

IOC Session makes final decision in August 2016 (Getty) (ATR) Tokyo 2020 has proposed 18 additional events in five sports for inclusion at the Olympics. Baseball/softball,...

Japan Sports Minister Quits Over Tokyo 2020 Stadium Fiasco

September 25, 2015

The Zaha Hadid-designed stadium that was scrapped in July (Getty) (ATR) Hakubun Shimomura has submitted his resignation following the debacle over scrapping of the 2020 Olymp...

Tokyo 2020 Cycling Venues Still Up in the Air

September 09, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) Around the Rings learns that the UCI and Tokyo 2020 are still to agree to the final venues plan amid cycling’s serious concerns about moving the velodrome and B...

Tokyo 2020 Scraps Controversial Logo

September 01, 2015

(ATR) The IOC's Tokyo 2020 inspection chief says he doesn't doubt the originality of the Games logo but admits mounting criticism forced organisers to scrap it on Tuesday. Th...

Rugby Demands Assurances After "Disappointing" Tokyo 2020 Stadium Loss

August 27, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) World Rugby on Thursday demanded assurances from Japan about its venues and budget for the 2019 World Cup after plans for the Olympic stadium were torn up. R...

IOC Urges Acceleration of Tokyo 2020 Stadium Project

August 25, 2015

(ATR) Japan says a new IOC deadline to complete the 2020 Olympic stadium will be difficult to meet. Coates in Beijing last week (ATR) IOC Coordination Commission chair Joh...

IOC Inspection Chief for Tokyo 2020 Prepares for Stadium Talks

August 18, 2015

Coates at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beijing on Tuesday (ATR) (ATR) John Coates travels to Tokyo next Monday to offer the IOC’s input on the new Olympic Stadium design und...

Tokyo 2020 Faces Tough Decisions on New Sports

August 07, 2015

Mitarai and Muto at Friday's press conference (Hironori Hashimoto) (ATR) After presentations by eight sports Friday, Tokyo 2020 faces a difficult task to determine which new ...

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