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S.Korea to float idea of co-hosting 2032 Games with North

South Korea will sound out the North over a possible joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games and is also keen to advance the idea of a Northeast Asia bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Seoul's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan said Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/9/12 22:28:42

IOC backs daylight savings for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organizers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.
Soure:AFP: 2018/9/12 22:28:41

Australia enlists soldiers in drive to win more Olympic gold medals

Soldiers have been enlisted to help Australian athletes perform better under pressure in the lead-up to the 2020 ­Tokyo Olympic Games as part of a drive to win more medals.
Soure:AFP: 2018/8/14 22:48:41

Beijing Winter Games invites worldwide mascot designs

Beijing 2022 has launched a global competition to design the mascots for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, among activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Summer Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/8/8 22:58:43

Tokyo 2020 chief asks Japan PM Abe to consider daylight saving time

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday he had met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call on him to consider implementing daylight saving time amid concerns about athlete safety during the Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/8/7 22:28:40

2020 Games to deploy facial recognition

Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games first, organizers said on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/8/7 21:18:39

Director plans 2020 ceremonies 'rich in Japanese spirit'

The opening and closing ceremonies at Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games will showcase Japan's ancient and modern sides, the traditional theater actor newly appointed to direct the events said Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/31 21:33:40

Tokyo organizers feel the heat

As Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heat wave, Olympic organizers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/24 22:48:40

Tokyo christens futuristic 2020 Olympic mascots Miraitowa, Someity

Japanese organizers formally introduced their doe-eyed 2020 Olympic mascots to the world on Sunday, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting challenge to some.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/22 22:38:40

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil ticket prices

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday unveiled ticket prices for the 2020 Games ranging from 2020 yen ($18) up to 300,000 yen ($2,760), largely in line with prices at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/20 22:18:41

Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25

Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday aged 25 after being stabbed, Kazakhstan's culture and sports ministry said.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/19 23:43:40

DPRK, South Korea to unify in 3 sports in Asian Games

Athletes from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea will jointly compete in three sports during the forthcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this year, the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/7/19 9:32:58

Tokyo heat wave prompts 2020 fears

As the two-year mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is being scorched by an intense heat wave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/7/18 22:33:40

Tokyo 2020 relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima

Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday that the torch relay for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will begin in Fukushima, a region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.
Soure:AFP: 2018/7/12 22:53:40

Italy to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy might bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games but has yet to decide where, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) said Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/7/11 11:05:11

Did you know: Fun facts about China and the Olympics

Around the world, June 23 marks Olympic Day, as a way to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games.
Soure:CGTN : 2018/6/23 11:20:34

Quest for Olympic recognition

For elite swimmer Pal Joensen, representing Denmark twice in the Olympic Games just didn't feel right.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/22 0:03:42

Hot and hilly: Tokyo 2020 marathon set for tough finish

Competitors at the Tokyo 2020 marathon will face a grueling uphill finish, organizers said Thursday as they outlined the route, an additional challenge to summer heat that has already sparked concern.
Soure:AFP: 2018/5/31 21:33:40