Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Barely a month ago, South African Goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse was playing test matches against the USA and Germany men's hockey team. He was looking forward to 2020 being as 'normal' as possible. His pursuit to play his third Olympics this year would’ve been achieved. 'Normal', however, no longer exists in the...
Eight teams will take part in the official Tokyo 2020 hockey test event beginning on 17-21 August. In the men's tournament, hosts Japan- ranked 16 in the world - will face India (5th), Malaysia (12th), and New Zealand (8th). The Japan women's team, who are ranked 14 in the world, will...
The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee issued joint statements Sunday evening saying that they refuse to send their teams to Tokyo unless their respective Games are pushed back a year. Canadian officials have made it clear that this is not just about athlete health but public health and...
In addition to sourcing its Olympic Games’ medals by recycling discarded smartphones and other small consumer electronics, Tokyo 2020 organizers are also now planning to use recycled aluminum for the Olympic torches used in the pre-Games relay. The aluminum to be recycled is expected to come from temporary housing constructed in Japan’s Fukushima,...
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday 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. Koike's comments come after the Yomiuri newspaper reported that various options, such as mandatory coronavirus...
Japan Womens Hockey Team
The Ready Steady “hockey test event” for the 2020 Olympic hockey tournaments will take place in Tokyo on 17-21 August. Eight teams have been invited to participate in this event. The Men’s as well as the Women’s tournaments will involve four teams each: -       Men’s: Japan, India, Malaysia, New Zealand -       Women’s:...
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The coronavirus pandemic prompted Australia to withdraw its athletes from the 2020 Olympics on Monday. With its athletes unable to train or prepare properly due to social distancing and a clampdown on travel, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said it could no longer assemble a team for the July 24-Aug....
16 months before Japan is set to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the cost of putting on the next Games has almost quadrupled since the country successfully bid for the Olympics in 2013, and a national government report indicates the final budget could exceed $25 billion. When Tokyo won the...
Tokyo Olympics 2021
Organizers of next year's delayed Olympic Games will require coronavirus tests of foreign athletes upon their arrival in Japan, draft measures released on Wednesday show. Japanese athletes and other participants living in Japan will face the same requirements, according to the measures, which are still being discussed. Although foreign athletes and...
Japan Womens Hockey Team
The Ready Steady “hockey test event” for the 2020 Olympic hockey tournaments will take place in Tokyo on 17-21 August. Eight teams have been invited to participate in this event. The Men’s as well as the Women’s tournaments will involve four teams each: Men’s: Japan, India, Malaysia, New Zealand Women’s: Japan,...
As the pressure mounts on the IOC to postpone the Olympics due to coronavirus pandemic, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra who is also the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said that that he will follow whatever the IOC eventually decides to do about...
The organising committees for the Olympic games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic winter games Beijing 2022 recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which both organisations will work together to ensure that they each deliver fantastic Olympic games and promote the Olympic and Paralympic movements in east Asia, in the spirit of Olympism. In addition to sharing...
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Tokyo’s National Stadium, set to be the centerpiece of next year’s Olympic Games, is ready and  will be officially unveiled on Dec. 21, with the Emperor’s Cup soccer final being the first sporting event to be held there on New Year’s Day.   Construction on the 60,000 capacity stadium was finished earlier...
IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates. Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo...
General tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go on sale as early as late April this year, it has been learned. The Games' organizing committee is making final arrangements with an eye on promoting ticket sales in tandem with the Golden Week holiday period and heightening the mood for...

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