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Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

Executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee Haruyuki Takahashi says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed …

Tokyo to skip one-year countdown to Olympics event

Tokyo to skip one-year countdown to Olympics event

Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, public broadcaster NHK reported. Organisers are seeking …

Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympics?

Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympics?

Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has said it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible changes. …

Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in 2021?

Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in 2021?

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo that had to be postponed by one year might need to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not dealt with by summer 2021, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said in an …

New Tokyo Olympic date to be set in three weeks

New Tokyo Olympic date to be set in three weeks

The International Olympic Committee will set dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in about three weeks, a source familiar with the matter said. According to the source, the IOC may decide to hold the games in spring as requested by …

U.S. urges Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

U.S. urges Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

The Olympic Committee of the United States urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a later date due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization said. "To that end, …

Brazil proposes to postpone Tokyo Olympics

Brazil proposes to postpone Tokyo Olympics

The Brazilian Olympic Committee proposed to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s press service informed. “The International Olympic Committee has faced problems before: the …

2020 Tokyo Olympics could be postponed due to coronavirus

2020 Tokyo Olympics could be postponed due to coronavirus

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics would most likely be postponed by one or two years, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, member of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee's executive board Haruyuki Takahashi told The Wall Street Journal. …

Japan still preparing for Olympics 2020 as planned

Japan still preparing for Olympics 2020 as planned

Japan is preparing to host the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 as planned, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said,. He made the comment on Wednesday at a regular news conference amid speculation the Games could be …

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be TV-only event?

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be TV-only event?

Novel coronavirus could make Tokyo 2020 Olympics a TV-only event. A line of questioning on a recent call between the International Olympic Committee, the World Health Organization and various sports’ federations chiefs has led …

London ready to host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus

London ready to host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus

London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, the Conservative candidate for mayor of the British capital Shaun Bailey said. Bailey …

'United by Emotion' chosen as Tokyo 2020 motto

'United by Emotion' chosen as Tokyo 2020 motto

'United by Emotion' was revealed as the motto for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. "We are each different, and all so much the …

Tokyo Olympics under threat from coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics under threat from coronavirus

Chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics Toshiro Muto said that organisers are "extremely worried" about the possible effect of the new coronavirus on this summer's Games. He said he hoped the …

Azerbaijani gymnast wins gold medal in Tokyo

Azerbaijani gymnast wins gold medal in Tokyo

Azerbaijani gymnast Alexei Karatashev won a gold medal among tumbling gymnasts aged 11-12 at 27th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Tokyo. Having won a ticket to the finals in the classification stage, the …

Run, Kone, run!

Run, Kone, run!

“I will never forget my country, or that I am African, but my future is in Spain”

Flight from Moscow to Tokyo postponed due to “bomb” - source

Flight from Moscow to Tokyo postponed due to “bomb” - source

The plane, which was supposed to fly to Tokyo, had to be evacuated because of the message about the explosive device at the Moscow Domodedovo, a source familiar with the case reported. According to him, the Boeing Dreamliner of Japanese …

Turkish mosque in the heart of Tokyo

Turkish mosque in the heart of Tokyo

Tokyo Camii, also known as Tokyo Mosque, is a mosque with an adjoining Turkish culture center located in the Ōyama-chō district of Shibuya ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest mosque in Japan. The mosque was originally built along with an …

Turkish director wins top award at Tokyo film festival

Turkish director wins top award at Tokyo film festival

Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu’s dystopian drama, inspired by a chapter from the Muslim holy book of Quran, 'Grain' won the Grand Prix award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival. “It is a …