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Chris Kneirim retires from pairs but wife Alexa eager to skate on

Chris Knierim, who took 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic team bronze medals with wife Alexa, announced his retirement Wednesday while his spouse will seek a 2022 Olympic berth with a new partner.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/27 19:13:41

'Flying Dutchman' Zonderland seeks Tokyo runway

Eight years on from claiming a stunning high bar gold for the Netherlands at the London Olympics, gymnast Epke Zonderland is yet to breathe easy as he plots his way across a qualifying tightrope to Tokyo.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/21 21:18:41

'United by Emotion': Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic Games motto

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Monday rolled out the motto for this year's Olympics, “United by Emotion,” which they said reflected the “universal values” and “unifying power of sport.”
Soure:Agencies: 2020/2/17 17:08:42

Tokyo Olympic chief 'worried' about virus

The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organizers are "extremely worried" about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer's Games.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/5 20:38:49

Tokyo 2020 takes 'out-of-the-box' approach with cardboard beds

Athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/1/9 18:33:41

Russia plans to compete at 2020 Tokyo Olympics under national flag

The Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday it expected that Russian athletes would take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games under the national flag despite a four-year doping ban.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/26 18:43:41

Women's 2011 World Cup winners to kick off Japan Olympic torch relay

Japan's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup-winning team will kick off the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, the area devastated by a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear meltdown eight years ago.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/17 18:43:40

Mission continues

For many retired table tennis athletes, picking up a coach career would be an option. But this is not Japanese star Ai Fukuhara's post-playing-days plan.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/12/15 18:53:39

Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, seven months before Olympics

Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium on Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony - with a host of special features to beat the feared heat.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/15 18:33:41

More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled

Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Thursday two more Olympic events, the triathlon and equestrian cross-country, have been rescheduled to earlier start times to combat the expected sweltering summer heat.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/5 20:58:41

Beijing 2022 Winter Games start recruiting volunteers

Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers kicked off in Beijing on Thursday, which was also the 34th International Volunteer Day. Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games. The entire recruitment process will last one-and-a-half year, and the recruitment system will cease to operate on June 30, 2021. (Photos: Li Hao/GT)
Soure:Global Times: 2019/12/5 12:21:32

Tokyo 2020 marathon, race walk events rescheduled after Sapporo move

The women's marathon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and all the race walks have been rescheduled, following the controversial decision taken in October to move the events out of the capital 800 kilometers north to the city of Sapporo.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/12/4 20:58:41

Japan grapples with serving Fukushima food at Olympic Games

For years, Japan's government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the region's produce at the Tokyo Olympics?
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/21 20:58:41

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics center

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Thursday ­unveiled the $523 million venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming that will seat 15,000 fans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/21 20:48:40

Paris launches work on Olympic village

The French government earlier this week launched construction on a massive project to build from scratch the village for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, a development that aims to reinvigorate the poorest area in the country.
Soure:AFP: 2019/11/6 17:48:41

Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday it wants Tokyo to understand the reasons why it is switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that has infuriated the capital's governor Yuriko Koike.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/30 22:18:41

Paris 2024 Olympic logo mocked online

The new 2024 Olympics logo is supposed to evoke French history but has instead earned ridicule online for its apparent resemblance to a stereotypical Parisian woman.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/23 21:38:40

2019 World Winter Sports Expo kicks off in Beijing

The 2019 World Winter Sports Expo kicked off in Beijing on Thursday, with the aim to boost winter sports popularity and push forward white sports industry in China.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/17 19:58:40