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Tokyo 2020 Plans to Scale Down Venues

June 10, 2014

A rendering of the new National Stadium for Tokyo 2020 (Japan Sport Council) (ATR) Rising costs have the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee reviewing their venue plans. Yoich...

World Taekwondo Federation Announces Record Participation For 5TH WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships

June 09, 2014

Lausanne; 09 June 2014: The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) today revealed that 121 athletes from a record 40 countries across all five IPC regions have registered to compete...

Agitos Foundation launches second edition of programme for National Paralympic Committees

June 05, 2014

The development arm of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Agitos Foundation, has today (5 June) launched the second edition of a highly successful and popular p...

Establishment of New Advisory Meeting Completes Key Components of TOKYO 2020

June 05, 2014

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is pleased to announce the establishment of the TOKYO 2020 Advisory Meeting. The third Executive Board meeti...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Heads Advisory Group to "Stir Passion" for Tokyo 2020

June 05, 2014

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto and president Yoshiro Mori at today's press conference (TOKYO 2020/ Shugo Takemi) (ATR) Tokyo 2020 today announced the formation of a 170-strong a...

Toshiba, NTT Plan 8K Broadcasts for Tokyo Olympics

June 03, 2014

Toshiba is pushing to release its 8K high-definition resolution before 2020 (Getty Images) (ATR) Toshiba and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) announced plans to broadcast...

Japan Sets Disaster Preparedness Goals for 2020

June 03, 2014

Shinzo Abe has outlined his plans for 2020 preparedness. (Getty Images) (ATR) The Japanese government announced new goals on Tuesday to boost the country’s preparedness for n...

Media Watch -- "Second Thoughts" on Olympic Bids; Qatar Scandal

June 04, 2014

New York, like Philadelphia, is no longer considering a 2024 Olympic bid. (Getty Images) Philadelphia magazine writer Larry Mendte dubs city mayor Michael Nutter and Comcast ...

Tokyo 2020 Says "Sayonara" to the National Stadium, Looks Forward to the New Olympic Stadium

June 02, 2014

Tokyo, 31 May 2014 – TOKYO 2020 joined by members of Japan’s sporting community and around 40,000 sport fans to say “Sayonara” to the National Stadium during a farewell ce...

IOC President wraps up first leg of Africa trip at closing ceremony of the African Youth Games

June 02, 2014

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has concluded the first of three stops on a visit to Africa, taking in the final two days of the 2nd African Youth ...

Tokyo Architect on New Stadium: "It`s a Sin"

June 02, 2014

A torch is lit during the farewell ceremony for the National Stadium. (Getty Images) The designs for Tokyo’s National Stadium are still drawing criticism, despite recent upda...

IOC Not Commenting on Possible $344MM Bridgestone Deal

June 02, 2014

Bridgestone has a history of supporting F1 racing and golf. (Getty Images) (ATR) The IOC says it is not willing to comment on any deals involving Bridgestone becoming a TOP S...