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Ministry Rejects Renovation Plan for Tokyo Olympic Stadium

August 21, 2014

National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo (Getty Images) (ATR) Sport officials reject a proposal to renovate, not raze, Tokyo National Stadium.  On Wednesday, Japanese newspaper T...

Tokyo Governor Considering Olympic Smoking Ban

August 18, 2014

Smokers in Tokyo (Getty Images) (ATR) Restaurants in Tokyo could be smoke-free for the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Yoichi Masuzoe spoke on Japanese televisi...

3x3 Basketball Sights Set on Tokyo Olympics

August 18, 2014

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann at the opening night of 3x3 basketball at the YOG (ATR) (ATR) The secretary general of FIBA credited a certain former Houston Rocket fo...

Samsung Adds Computers to TOP Sponsorship Deal

August 18, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach (left) and Samsung vice chairman Jay Lee "inked" the deal with tablets. (Samsung) (ATR) Negotations between the IOC and Samsung to renew the South K...

Samsung Extends Olympic Games Partnership Through 2020

August 17, 2014

Samsung signs an agreement with the IOC in the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment” to expand their product category and strengthen its commitment to th...

Relay Participants Reach Finish Line in Tokyo

August 08, 2014

Relay participants reach the finish line in Tokyo. (Tokyo 2020) (ATR) Eight hundred runners completed a 621-mile long relay in the Tokyo Bay Area on Tuesday. Tokyo governo...

800 Runners Reach Tokyo after a 1000-km Relay Through the Tohoku Region

August 08, 2014

Eight hundred runners yesterday completed a 1000-km relay and reached Tokyo, the host city of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. During the two-week relay, the particip...

Tokyo Olympic Venue Plan Under Review

August 06, 2014

An aerial view of Tokyo's Tsukiji area (Getty Images) (ATR) Tokyo 2020 tells Around the Rings it is reserving the right to review all venue plans for the 2020 Olympics. I...

Panasonic Could See Billions in Revenue from Tokyo Olympics

August 06, 2014

The Panasonic 3D Theatre was a major attraction at the London Olympics in 2012. (Getty Images) (ATR) TOP Sponsor Panasonic says as much as $10 billion in revenue could be gen...

Tokyo Sailing Venue Could Move 25km

August 06, 2014

The Wakasu area is slated to host sailing events at the 2020 Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) Tokyo’s proposed sailing venue could be moved to a venue across Tokyo Bay. A repor...

Two Years to Rio Olympics -- Media Watch

August 07, 2014

Christ the Redeemer is lit green, yellow, and blue to celebrate the two-year countdown to the 2016 Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) Today reporter Amy Eley says "get ready for one...

IOC awards 2016-2020 broadcast rights in Australia

August 04, 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 201...