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Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic torch with cherry blossom design

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic committee unveiled the official relay torch for the Games today, featuring Japan's iconic cherry blossoms.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/21 2:15:28

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil 'sakura' cherry blossom Olympic torch

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/3/20 19:53:40

Japan Olympic chief Takeda to step down

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said Tuesday he will step down from his position when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Soure:Reuters: 2019/3/19 19:23:40

Japan's 'Uncle Olympics' dies just short of 2020 Games

A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every Summer Games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics.
Soure:AFP: 2019/3/18 18:03:40

China eyes good results at 2020 Tokyo Olympics with challenges ahead

China is making every effort to be prepared for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but serious challenges are ahead, several Chinese sports officials told Xinhua here in recent interviews.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/13 11:25:35

Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic Games sport pictograms

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled sports pictograms for Tokyo 2020 to mark the 500-day countdown to the Games here on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/12 16:50:46

China's Chengdu bidding to host 2022 World Table Tennis Championships

China's Chengdu is facing fierce competition in bidding for the hosting of the 2022 World Table Tennis Championships Finals, according to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/9 19:58:49

Olympic winner Wu stopped at short track speed skating worlds

Chinese Olympic winner Wu Dajing was stopped in both men's 1,500 meters and 1,000 meters on Friday as the 2019 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships reeled off in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/9 0:09:48

Expressway linking Beijing Winter Games competition zones to open this year

The main part of Yanchong expressway linking Yanqing district of Beijing and Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, two competition zones of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, is expected to be completed and open this year.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/3/5 14:17:06

German athletes to earn at Games

German athletes and their sponsors will have more possibilities to advertise during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following an easing of restrictions, the German Cartel Office said on Wednesday. Athletes competing at the Olympic Games have been severely restricted in commercial advertising and promotion activities in the weeks running up to the Olympics as well as during the Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/2/27 19:33:40

Indonesia submits formal bid to host 2032 Olympic Games

Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, officials said Tuesday, after the Southeast Asian nation's ­widely lauded handling of the Asian Games last summer.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/2/19 20:43:42

Chinese vice premier lays out goals for Beijing 2022 athletes

Chinese vice premier Sun Chunlan spoke of the need for solid training, a sense of honor and above all for confidence from China's winter sport athletes during her inspection in the Beijing 2022 snow events zone here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/2/19 9:23:49

Tokyo Olympics organizers raise budget for opening, closing ceremonies

The budget for the opening and closing ceremonies of 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics was increased by roughly 43 percent, while the total budget remains the same, the Olympic organizers said at a press conference on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/2/15 23:58:36

China-Japan gymnasts train together in Tokyo to gear up for 2020 Olympics

Visiting Chinese gymnasts said Wednesday that joint training with their Japanese counterparts in Tokyo offers a precious opportunity for the two countries to exchange and learn from each other, as well as to warm up for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/2/14 9:41:15

Japan minister sorry for ill Olympic swimmer gaffe

Japan's gaffe-prone Olympics Minister was forced to apologize Wednesday after suggesting that the leukemia diagnosis of 18-year-old star swimmer Rikako Ikee could dampen enthusiasm for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/13 20:08:41

Seoul picked for joint Korean bid to host 2032 Olympics

South Korea has picked its capital Seoul for its bid for the 2032 summer Olympics, which it aims to jointly host with North Korea.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/12 20:38:43

Japanese swim queen Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Japan swim queen Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia, the 18-year-old tweeted Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/12 20:33:42

Tokyo 2020 plans weather monitoring after heatstroke fears

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Friday unveiled plans for a center to monitor extreme weather, after ­concerns the city's scorching summer could cause heatstroke or even deaths during the Games.
Soure:AFP: 2019/2/1 19:33:40