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Tokyo 2020 Forms Logo Selection Committee

September 16, 2015

(ATR) After the first design for the Tokyo 2020 Games was scrapped because of plagiarism allegations, organizers will use a committee to select a replacement logo. The orig...

Japan to Keep Rugby World Cup After Olympic Stadium Fiasco

September 15, 2015

(ATR) World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset says the 2019 showpiece will not be moved from Japan despite the scrapping of the Tokyo Olympic stadium project. Bernard Lapass...

Sheikh Ahmad Hails Asia's Hosting Prowess -- On the Scene

September 15, 2015

Sheikh Ahmad & Singh together at OCA EB for the final time (ATR) (ATR) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah says Asia’s position in the Olympic world has reached new heights after ...

Olympians Could Compete Amid "Medieval" Sewage System in Rio -- Media Watch

September 11, 2015

(ATR) One public health expert has called Rio de Janeiro's sewage system "medieval," comparing it to that of London or Paris in the 14th or 15th century.  One public health...

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...

L.A. 2024 Saves USOC from "Olympic-Sized Embarrassment" -- Media Watch

September 04, 2015

(ATR) Los Angeles 2024 leaders are celebrating what they say was a "wonderful" meeting with IOC president Thomas Bach on Thursday. Garcetti speaks at a press conference sho...

Tokyo 2020 Mulls Easing Requirements for New Logo

September 03, 2015

(ATR) It is back to the drawing board for Tokyo 2020 leaders in charge of selecting a logo for the 2020 Olympics. The scuttled Tokyo 2020 logo is seen at the committee's he...

Japan Shows Major Support for Return of Baseball, Softball to Olympics

September 01, 2015

(ATR) According to pollsters in Japan, baseball, softball and bowling are the preferred choices for additional sports included at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Fujio Mitarai, c...

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...

Japan Offers No Guarantee for Olympic Stadium Completion

August 28, 2015

(ATR) Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo says completing the national stadium by January 2020 is a “heavy request” from IOC vice president John Coates. Work takes place in Jun...

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...