2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japanese TV networks to rotate Olympics broadcasting on daily basis

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Five major Tokyo-based private television networks will take turns airing daily coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The tie-up is intended to counter public broadcaster NHK, which has said it will televise the event from July 24 to Aug 8, "the… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympic torch relay to add another Fukushima reactor town

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay is likely to pass through the town of Futaba, which hosts the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, as the government plans to lift the mandatory evacuation order for the town on March 4, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Women's World Cup champs seek berth at Tokyo Olympics

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Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd were among 18 players from last year's U.S. Women's World Cup championship squad named Friday to the American squad trying to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics. The eight-nation CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) regional qualifier for the Olympics will be played January 28… Read

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IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

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The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its name and anthem at major events including the Olympics and Paralympics, the IPC said Friday that both bodies filed a formal “notice of intervention”… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympic rings arrive in Tokyo Bay

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The Olympic rings have arrived in Tokyo. They sailed into Tokyo Bay on Friday on a barge and will stay there until the Olympics open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. The blue, black, red, yellow, and green rings will be replaced after that by the symbol for… Read

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New Olympic hosting ideas tested at Lausanne Youth Games

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New ways of solving challenges for Olympic host cities are being tested this month at the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne. Most athletes taking public transport to their venue. Staging medal events in a neighboring country. Creating cost-effective space for hundreds of more competitors with two phases of stays in… Read

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UK Sport performance director leaves six months before Tokyo

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UK Sport performance director Chelsea Warr, who helped drive Britain's medal success at the past two summer Olympics, has resigned six months before the start of the Tokyo Games. The government funding body said in a statement that Warr's deputy, Michael Bourne, would fill the role on an interim basis… Read

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'Armless Archer' Stutzman and his disarming sense of humor

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Matt Stutzman has no arms. He was born that way. But he has — pardon the pun — a disarming sense of humor. The American is known as the “Armless Archer,” a silver medalist from the 2012 Paralympics who will be among the favorites for gold at this year's Tokyo… Read

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Ahead in the clouds: Alibaba plans to change Olympics

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Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans. The Chinese tech giant's Olympic sponsorship deal is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and runs for 12 years, starting in 2017 and continuing through the upcoming Tokyo Games and the 2022… Read

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Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic ticket designs unveiled

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday unveiled the designs of the tickets for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each ticket features a sport pictogram that corresponds to the specific discipline, a venue pictogram, the Tokyo Games emblem, and is color-coded according to the… Read

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