Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tokyo 2021 Olympics

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 Olympic Committee vice-chairman Kozo Tashim
The head of Japan soccer, who is also the vice-chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus and apologised for possibly infecting others. "I have slight fever and pneumonia ... but otherwise I'm doing fine," Kozo Tashima said in a statement released by the Japan Football Association...
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...
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......
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,...
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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...
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 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,...
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 Individual ticket sales process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now open in Australia. The Request Phase window will run from today May 10 until May 31.  Pricing will be posted shortly so that fans will have the ability to adjust their submissions based on price at any...
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the competition schedule by sessionfor the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020. Ahead of the Opening Ceremony, preliminary events will kick off with...
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...
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced that smoking will not be permitted at any of the Olympic or Paralympic venues for the duration of the Games. The ban will be extended to heated tobacco products and other vaping devices. At the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, smoking was not permitted inside indoor competition venues, but...
Tokyo’s New National Stadium will hold a crowd of 68,000 people next year at the 2020 Olympics, organizers said Monday when venue capacities were announced. Ajinomoto Stadium, which will host soccer and rugby, was listed at 48,000, while the Tokyo Aquatics Center will be able to hold 15,000.  Due to cost...
In 1964, the Tokyo Olympics transformed Japan after the country had been devastated by the effects and aftermath of the Second World war. 56 years later and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are aiming to be the most innovative in history. The three core aims of the Tokyo Organising Committee (TOCOG)...

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