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A taste of what to expect at 2020 Games

Tokyo held a marathon on Sunday as a test case for whether organizers, athletes and spectators can cope with sweltering temperatures expected during next year's Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/9/15 21:23:40

Tokyo 2020 organizers to test artificial snow to cool Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chiefs have already rolled out everything from misting stations to flowerbeds to beat the heat at next year's games, and now they want to let it snow.
Soure:AFP: 2019/9/5 22:23:42

Rules loosened at sizzling Olympic test

Sailing authorities have loosened the rules on life jackets at their Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event to help athletes cool down, the latest sport to take measures to beat sweltering heat in the Japanese capital.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/22 21:48:41

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth test

France won a thrilling mixed triathlon test event for the ­Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sunday, which passed off as planned in a welcome boost for organizers after difficulties with high temperatures and water pollution.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/18 19:18:40

US bill aims to protect athletes from abuse

Two US senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to strengthen Congressional oversight of US Olympic officials, who they say failed to protect athletes from sexual abuse.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/31 18:13:40

Tokyo organizers test heat countermeasures

With temperatures rising to 35 C and humidity of 75 percent on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organizers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Olympics at the beach volleyball test event.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/25 19:53:40

X factor

Whisper it, but tiny Japanese schoolgirl Misugu Okamoto looks to have become the host country's best hope to win skateboarding gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/25 18:23:41

Tokyo marks one year till 2020 Olympics

Tokyo promised a high-tech Olympics complete with robots as it marked a year to go until the 2020 Games on Wednesday, hoping to leave behind some bumps in the road including an ongoing corruption investigation.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/24 19:38:41

Tokyo to deliver 'compact' Games

When Tokyo was awarded the rights to the 2020 Olympics in Buenos Aires six years ago, it was hoped Japan's reputation for efficiency and the bid's promise of a "compact games" could ensure a smooth buildup to the event.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/23 18:23:42

Sun Yang wins fourth consecutive world title in 400m freestyle

China's Olympic champion Sun Yang won his fourth consecutive world title in the men's 400m freestyle at the 18th World Championships on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/7/21 19:56:09

Japan sets target of 30 gold medals for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan plans to win 30 gold medals for the Tokyo Olympic Games as the host nation, almost doubling the previous record of 16, officials told Xinhua in an interview on the one-year countdown to the start of Tokyo 2020.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/7/21 8:10:51

Tokyo faces Olympic hotel shortage

Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when ­Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year's Games so officials are looking offshore - to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/18 16:53:42

S.Korean short-track speed skater in sexual harassment incident

A South Korean Olympic short-track medalist sexually harassed another male Games podium-finisher, officials said Tuesday - prompting them to suspend the entire team.
Soure:AFP: 2019/6/25 19:53:41

New IOC headquarters "Olympic House" inaugurated on Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially inaugurated its new headquarters "Olympic House" on Sunday as part of the celebrations of Olympic Day and ahead of the IOC Session to be held in Lausanne from 24 to 26 June.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/6/24 1:12:21

IOC inaugurates new headquarters

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurated its new headquarters in Lausanne on Sunday, the 125th anniversary of the organization which is preparing to select the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/6/23 19:08:39

IOC announces 37 refugee athlete scholarship-holders for Tokyo Olympics participation

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday released the list of refugee athlete scholarship-holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic team Tokyo 2020, according to the IOC website.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/6/21 11:06:59

Swim star retires at 22 after missing doping tests

Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte announced her retirement on Wednesday at the age of 22 after missing three doping tests, ending a career in which she became Olympic and world champion.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/22 19:23:42

IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 budget cuts

Tokyo 2020 can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Games.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/21 19:08:42