2020 Tokyo Olympics

Coates confident Equestrian Australia can clean up act before Tokyo

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Senior Olympics official John Coates is confident Australia will be able to send an equestrian team to next year's Tokyo Games despite the sport's governing body going into voluntary administration after having its funding cut off. Equestrian Australia's membership of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) was effectively suspended when it… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020 'G-SATELLITE' carried to International Space Station

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The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Monday announced the successful launch of its “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” satellite. The satellite will initially dock with the International Space Station before being released to orbit the Earth during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Developed primarily… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Olympic flame arrival ceremony details announced

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The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Thursday announced details of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame arrival ceremony that will take place at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Matsushima Base in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday March 20. The Olympic flame will be welcomed… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

'United by Emotion' to be Tokyo Olympic Games motto

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Monday revealed the official Games motto, “United by Emotion.” The motto emphasizes the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds of every kind and allow them to connect and celebrate in a way that… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympic volleyball venue opened to public

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The Ariake Arena, which will host the volleyball events at the Tokyo Olympics, was inaugurated Sunday during a ceremony blending sports, culture and entertainment. More than 3,000 spectators got a glimpse of the new arena. The arena was completed in December, and has an iconic design, with a concave roof… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

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

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Feeling the heat: Japan uses 2020 Olympics to further climate awareness

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As the 2020 Olympics draw near, excitement is becoming palpable. Results from ticket lotteries are being announced, hotels are being booked, and qualifying rounds are about to begin. The government, meanwhile, is taking the opportunity to fine-tune its PR. For a good reason, the results of the 2020 games may… Read

2020 Tokyo Olympics

2nd Paralympic Games ticket lottery to start Jan 15

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday announced that applications for participation in the second lottery for sales of Paralympic Games tickets will be accepted from residents of Japan during the period of Jan 15–29. A record 3.1 million tickets were requested during the… Read

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Tokyo 2020 Nippon Festival in April to kick off celebrations for Olympics

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The art form of kabuki and Western-style opera will be the opening act of Tokyo 2020 Nippon Festival in April, to kick off celebrations for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Titled "KABUKI x OPERA Luminous, The Lord," this reimagining and fusion of two Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, will be staged… Read

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