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McDonald's Restructuring; Panasonic Broadcasting Technology -- Sponsor Spotlight

March 29, 2014

McDonald’s Restructuring McDonald's COO Tim Fenton McDonald’s chief operating officer Tim Fenton announced his retirement, effective October 2014. As a result, Pete Ben...

Tokyo Executive Committee Finalized; Krakow 2022 Referendum Critics

March 26, 2014

Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Officer Toshiro Muto (Getty Images) Tokyo Finalizes Executive Committee The Tokyo 2020 Executive Committee met on Wednesday to approve the fina...

Media Watch -- Threats Loom Over Road to Brazil

March 25, 2014

Brazil Under Scrutiny A "surge in street protests" is threatening preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Getty Images) In light of a "looming presidential election, a ...

More Multilingual Signs for Tokyo; Government Looking to Beijing for Lessons

March 19, 2014

Under a new private-public partnership, Tokyo hopes to have more multi-language signs for visitors. (Getty Images) The governments of Japan and Tokyo launched a plan to incre...

Tokyo Update -- 2020 Executive Board Appointees; Cyber Security Drill

March 18, 2014

Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Japanese Olympic chef de mission for Sochi 2014 Seiko Hashimoto is one of seven women on the Tokyo 2020 executive board. (Getty Images) The Toky...

Tokyo 2020 Anoints Board Chairman

March 17, 2014

Kawabuchi speaks on behalf of Tokyo 2020 at the September IOC Session in Buenos Aires. (Getty Images) Tokyo 2020’s council board has its chairman. Saburo Kawabuchi, a lead...

Rio Decrees World Cup Holidays; Tokyo 2020 Executive Board

March 13, 2014

Rio Plans for World Cup Final Rio’s Maracana stadium will host seven matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Getty Images) Rio de Janeiro has decreed three public holidays t...

Paralympian Mami Sato Honoured as Sochi Torchbearer

March 07, 2014

Sochi, 7 March 2014 – Paralympian Mami Sato yesterday carried the Paralympic torch in Sochi on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. “...

Tokyo Stadium Costs; IOC Releases Sochi Social Stats

February 28, 2014

Masuzoe, Japan Discuss Shouldering Costs Tokyo's National Stadium (Getty Images) Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe agreed to study the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's potentia...

Japanese PM, Tokyo Governor Meet; Second London Venue Opens to Public

February 26, 2014

Abe waves the Japanese flag during women's figure skating in Sochi. (Getty Images) Abe, Masuzoe Discuss 2020 Olympics Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly-elected ...

Baseball Softball dominate Tokyo 2020 new sport poll

February 16, 2014

A recent nationwide poll conducted in Japan by media giant Yomiuri Shimbun indicated that nearly 70% of respondents would choose to add Baseball/Softball to the 2020 Tokyo Ga...

Mori Congratulates New Tokyo Governor

February 09, 2014

Yoichi Masuzoe receives a bouquet after winning the Tokyo gubernatorial election on Sunday. (Getty Images) Yoshiro Mori, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, issued a...