Olympic Games 2020

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief says fans are essential

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said that he disliked the idea of holding the Games in empty venues without fans. The Tokyo Olympics were due to start this Friday but because of the COVID-19 pandemic the International Olympic …

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Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

Executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee Haruyuki Takahashi says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed …

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Tokyo to skip one-year countdown to Olympics event

Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, public broadcaster NHK reported. Organisers are seeking …

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympics?

Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has said it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible changes. …

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Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in 2021?

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo that had to be postponed by one year might need to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not dealt with by summer 2021, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said in an …

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New Tokyo Olympic date to be set in three weeks

The International Olympic Committee will set dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in about three weeks, a source familiar with the matter said. According to the source, the IOC may decide to hold the games in spring as requested by …

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U.S. urges Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

The Olympic Committee of the United States urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a later date due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization said. "To that end, …

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Japan’s PM: Tokyo Olympics can be postponed

The option of postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games set to be held in Tokyo this summer is possible if it is difficult to hold the Games as usual, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a parliamentary session on …

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Brazil proposes to postpone Tokyo Olympics

The Brazilian Olympic Committee proposed to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s press service informed. “The International Olympic Committee has faced problems before: the …

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Japan still preparing for Olympics 2020 as planned

Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 as planned, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said,. He made the comment on Wednesday at a regular news conference amid speculation the Games could be …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be TV-only event?

Novel coronavirus could make Tokyo 2020 Olympics a TV-only event. A line of questioning on a recent call between the International Olympic Committee, the World Health Organization and various sports’ federations chiefs has led …

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Run, Kone, run!

“I will never forget my country, or that I am African, but my future is in Spain”

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