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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nihon? Nippon? What’s the correct name for Japan at the Tokyo Olympics (and in general)?


During the Parade of Nations of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, the athletes entered the stadium as the PA system said their country’s name first in French, then in English, and finally in Japanese. So when the host country’s team made its appearance, the speakers rang out with “Japon! Japan! Nihon!”, which, of… Read

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Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say


The Tokyo Olympics , which start on July 23, are going to be very different from how the Games are usually held. For starters, the international sporting competition will have no spectators from overseas at its venues, and it’s still questionable just how many foreign athletes will be showing up as well, either… Read

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Australia’s Olympic softball team to arrive in Japan June 1; players to get daily PCR tests


The Australian Olympic softball team will arrive in Japan on June 1, the first group of athletes to arrive for the Games, more than seven weeks before the July 23 start. The squad of 30 women, coaches and support staff have been fully vaccinated and they will immediately go to… Read

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Tokyo 2020 to provide multilingual app with integrated functions for hearing and/or vision impaired


The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) says that announcements at competition venues during the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made  in multiple languages, using an app developed with the cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The new service will also allow content displayed… Read

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Crowds line routes in Tochigi as Olympic torch arrives in Kanto region


The Tokyo Olympic torch relay made its first entry into the Kanto region on Sunday, attracting crowds as runners made their way through Tochigi Prefecture on foot and by boat. Spectators lined routes in Ashikaga and Tochigi cities while officials repeatedly called out warnings to them to maintain social distancing… Read

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Tokyo Olympics Official Shop branch closes down four months before Games may or may not start


It’d be a massive understatement to say that the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics has been less than smooth. First came the coronavirus-caused postponement of the Games, which were originally supposed to open in July of 2020. Then the president of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee resigned last month, followed by the resignation of… Read

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The Tokyo Olympic Games: Will they happen?


The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed until the summer of 2021, but will it be safe by then? Read on for the latest news from the Japanese government. Much to the surprise of millions of people around the world, even the Olympics -- arguably the most important global sporting event… Read

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


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

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Olympic flame arrival ceremony details announced


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

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'United by Emotion' to be Tokyo Olympic Games motto


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

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