Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Postponing or cancelling the Tokyo Olympics is "inconceivable", Japan's Olympic minister said Wednesday, as the new coronavirus outbreak raises fears the event could be scrapped. "From the viewpoint of athletes who are the main protagonists in the Tokyo Games, as they are making adjustments and preparations for this once-in-four-years event......
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 Olympics
After two months of working from home, Tokyo 2020 staff began returning to the office this week. “Precautions are in order but it feels good to be back,” Tokyo 2020 International Communications Senior Manager Tristan Lavier said on Twitter.   He added that the “new normal” means that the open space in the office can’t...
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:...
Tokyo 2021
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met today for an Executive Project Review via teleconference. IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates and Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi joined Tokyo 2020 President MORI Yoshiro and CEO MUTO Toshiro...
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...
Field Hockey Canada's ace Goalkeeper David Carter has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. The IOC on Tuesday confirmed that it would push the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to next year due to the unfolding coronavirus...
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tickets
Tickets holders of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games are anxiously waiting for word on the event’s status amid coronavirus concerns as reports surface that refunds may not be granted. The Tokyo 2020 ticketing policy states that organisers would not be held responsible if the Olympics are cancelled due...
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...
Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will provide 16 support robots across the Olympic and Paralympic Games to assist sports fans with tasks such as carrying food and drink, guiding people to their seats and providing event information. "Robot technology will help deliver a safer and smoother Games and, while robots will be deployed only...
Summer-Olympics-2020 pools confirmed
The final participation in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 of all qualified teams has been approved by their respective National Olympic Committees. Consequently, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has now confirmed the Tokyo 2020 pools as follows: Men Pool A: Australia, Argentina, India, Spain, New Zealand, Japan Pool B: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany,...
Tokyo still insists the Olympics will go on, despite the dangerous coronavirus, but Greece has shut down one of its most popular traditions. The Olympic flame handover ceremony, which is scheduled for March 19, will be done without an audience, the Greek Olympic committee said Monday. The committee had already canceled...
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada, have made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020. The COC and CPC urgently called on...
The IOC is coming under increasing pressure to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games after Spain insisted their competitors “can’t arrive in equal conditions” owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The International Olympic Committee confirmed on Wednesday it still expects the 2020 Games to begin on 24 July despite most global sporting events having already...
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,...

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