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Tokyo 2020

Baseball/Softball Welcomes Olympic Agenda Changes -- Federations Focus

December 10, 2014

Softball and baseball have been absent from the Olympics since 2008. (Getty Images) (ATR) It is possible no group was as excited by the Olympic Agenda 2020 changes as the Wor...

"Sweeping Reforms" Passed for Olympic Movement -- Media Watch

December 08, 2014

IOC president Thomas Bach in Monaco at the 127th IOC Extraordinary Session (Getty Images) (ATR) After a year of anticipation, the 127th IOC Extraordinary Session has officia...

Baseball/Softball, Squash React to IOC Reforms of Sports Program -- On the Scene

December 08, 2014

Softball has not been played at the Olympics since 2008. (WBSC) (ATR) Two federations have moved quickly to launch their campaigns to join the Tokyo Olympics after the IOC re...

Baseball-Softball Decision Looms for Tokyo 2020 - On the Scene

December 06, 2014

John Coates speaks to reporters following a news conference (ATR) (ATR) The IOC says baseball-softball could be added to the Tokyo Olympics next July. The bid of the two b...

Squash Pushing Hard for Tokyo 2020

December 04, 2014

Squash at the 2014 Asian Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Squash chief N. Ramachandran tells Around the Rings he is “optimistic” his sport can get on the program of the 2020 Games....

Summer Olympic Feds Raise Questions on Sports Program Reforms

December 02, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The director of the umbrella body for Summer Olympic federations says the IOC’s Agenda 2020 proposals will make it easier for sports to join the Games bu...

Tokyo 2020 Comms Chiefs Embarks on U.S. Pilgrimage

December 02, 2014

Rose Hills Memorial Park (Masa Takaya) (ATR) The head of communications for the 2020 Olympics recently visited the United States to pay respects to a Japanese Olympic pioneer...

Boston 2024 Bid Process Lacks Transparency, Critics Say -- Media Watch

December 01, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The Boston Herald's editorial board discusses a major milestone in Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Wash...

Nike to Outfit Team USA Through 2020 -- Sponsor Spotlight

November 29, 2014

Nike and Team USA are a familiar duo. (Getty Images) (ATR) United States athletes will wear Nike through the 2020 Olympics. The sportswear company extended its deal to pro...

Sapporo Plans Bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

November 28, 2014

Sapporo hosted the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in 2009 (Getty Images) (ATR) Sapporo has announced a plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics Games. According to a Reuters re...

Karate "Ready to Adapt" Despite Olympic Agenda Concerns

November 26, 2014

WKF president Antonio Espinos (ATR) (ATR) Antonio Espinos tells Around the Rings the IOC’s plan to move from a sport- to an event-based system will hamper karate’s bid to jo...

Tokyo 2020 Chiefs Backs Olympic Return of Baseball, Softball

November 25, 2014

A team of Major League Baseball players faced Japanese players in a recent exhibition series. (Getty Images) (ATR) The head of the 2020 Olympics says the inclusion of basebal...