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Media Watch -- "Olympic Fears" Ahead of Sochi 2014

January 29, 2014

Security will be a major concern for athletes and fans traveling to Sochi for the upcoming Winter Games. (Getty Images) Countdown to Sochi 2014 New York Times reporter Sar...

Tokyo 2020 Org Committee Formalized

January 24, 2014

(ATR) Yoshiro Mori and Toshiro Muto will be the top two officials for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On Friday, the organizing committee’s structure was formalized. Mori, a form...

JOC Happy with Mori; Para-Sports Apply for Tokyo 2020

January 23, 2014

Tsunekazu Takeda (ATR) Tokyo 2020 bid president Tsunekazu Takeda confirms former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will lead the organizing committee. Takeda’s remarks are th...

Tokyo Paralympic Seminar; Royal Gifts; Movers and Shakers

January 17, 2014

Tokyo Paralympic Seminar The International Paralympic Committee will travel to Tokyo to host a two-day Paralympic orientation seminar for Japanese officials. Members of ...

Rumored Tokyo 2020 Chairman has Olympic Background - On the Scene in Tokyo

January 13, 2014

Yoshiro Mori after the IOC Session. (Getty Images) (ATR) New stories have surfaced that former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will lead the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Commi...

Mori to Head Tokyo OC; Personnel Moves

January 09, 2014

Mori to Head Tokyo OC Yoshiro Mori (right) with Shinzo Abe (center) and members of the Tokyo 2020 bid (Getty Images) A report out of Japan indicates that a former prime mi...

Tokyo Opens Olympic Office; $190B Economic Impact for Tokyo

January 06, 2014

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has established a new bureau dedicated to preparations for the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters. (Getty Images) ...

Media Watch - Sochi Olympics Faces Terrorist Threat; 2002 Olympic Legacy

December 30, 2013

Threats to Sochi 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin (Getty Images) An opinion piece in The Australian says “any doubt that Islamist terrorists pose a threat” to the 201...

Japans Pledges to Develop Sport; Evacuation Plans; Gubernatorial Candidates

December 24, 2013

Japan to Develop Sport in 100 Countries IOC president Thomas Bach (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Getty Images) The Japanese government has announced it wil...

Happy Holidays for Olympic Organizers, IOC

December 23, 2013

A Sochi Christmas tree--seen in Moscow in 2006. (ATR) (ATR) The upcoming Olympic organizing committees and the IOC are all taking holiday breaks this week, and Santa will set...

Leading Tokyo 2020 Figure Quits Over Cash Scandal

December 19, 2013

Governor Inose after Tokyo won the right to stage the 2020 Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) Tokyo governor Naoki Inose, who chaired the city’s successful 2020 bid, has resigne...

PM Warns Ukraine; Japanese Baseball Appeal

December 13, 2013

Protests Could Damage Lviv Bid Protesters could hurt Lviv's chances of landing the 2022 Games. (Getty Images) Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, has warned that ongo...