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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 ...

Big Day Looms for Sports Seeking Place at Tokyo 2020

August 06, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) The World Baseball Softball Confederation opens the presentations of eight sports to Tokyo 2020 organizers on Friday. Baseball-softball, bowling, karate, rol...

Bach: Rio 2016 "No Time to Waste," Backs Tokyo Stadium Decision -- On the Scene

July 29, 2015

(ATR) The IOC president says organizers are under “time pressure” on the delay-hit International Broadcast Center and face major challenges cleaning the polluted sailing venue...

IOC Gets Tokyo 2020 Apology for Olympic Stadium Controversy -- On the Scene

July 29, 2015

Mori faces reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Getty) (ATR) The IOC is supporting the review of new Olympic stadium plans for Tokyo 2020 after president Yoshiro Mori gave...

Op-Ed: Rugby Triggers $2 Billion Tokyo Olympic Stadium Controversy

July 03, 2015

Work on the national stadium gets under way in October (ATR) (ATR) It’s the game they play in heaven – and rugby certainly holds a celestial position in the top ranks at Toky...

IOC Coordination Commission pleased with progress, as Tokyo 2020 embraces Olympic Agenda 2020

July 01, 2015

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today completed its second official visit to the Japanese capital, citing ...

IOC Wraps Up Tokyo 2020 Inspection -- On the Scene

July 01, 2015

Coates and Mori (ATR) (ATR) The IOC Coordination Commission has delivered a glowing report on Tokyo 2020 progress at the conclusion of its second visit. Despite overwhelming ...

IOC Examines Tokyo 2020 Venue Challenges -- On the Scene

June 30, 2015

Kensaku Morita and John Coates (ATR) (ATR) Former film star Kensaku Morita has today welcomed the IOC's Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission members to the Makuhari Messe - the...

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