May 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Despite public opposition, all signs point to the Olympics opening on July 23. Japan has officially spent $15.4 billion on the Olympics — some estimates suggest twice that — and the International Olympic Committee relies on billions in television broadcast income that has been stalled by the pandemic.
- May 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and not everyone in Japan being vaccinated, most residents favour either postponement or cancellation of the Olympics.
- Apr 17, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day.
- Apr 11, 2021 10:34 AM IST
The Tokyo organising committee plans to reserve an entire hotel located a few kilometres away from the athletes' village in the Harumi waterfront district, which will likely cost several million dollars, Kyodo said, citing several unnamed sources.
- Apr 06, 2021 11:08 AM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has already pushed back the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, which were originally scheduled for 2020, and organisers have scrambled to put in place preventive measures.
- Mar 25, 2021 08:13 PM IST
The first runner with the torch was Azusa Iwashimizu, a key player in the Japan team that won the Women’s World Cup in 2011. Wearing a white track suit, she carried the torch out of the J-Village indoor soccer training center and was surrounded by 14 other members of that 2011 World Cup squad and coach Norio Sasaki at the rear.
- Mar 25, 2021 01:32 PM IST
The Olympic flame was introduced at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. The torch relay began eight years later ahead of the 1936 Berlin Games.
- Mar 11, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 will be the most gender-balanced Olympic Games till now. More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be bordering at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. Take a look at how women athletes’ share in the Games increased from 2 percent in Paris 1900 to almost 50 percent in the upcoming event.
- Feb 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST
As the pandemic rages, with just over five months until the Games begin, it's still uncertain what this summer's event will look like -- if it happens at all.
- Jan 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Amid speculation the event might be cancelled again due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday the IOC was fully committed to it going ahead.
- Dec 15, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Yuriko Koike acknowledged that a majority of the Japanese public now oppose hosting the rescheduled Games next year, but said she was convinced their concerns could be overcome.
- Oct 22, 2020 07:10 PM IST
What this museum is selling, according to Christopher Liedel, the museum’s chief executive, is motivation.
- Jul 15, 2020 04:56 PM IST
She said through Education and Sports for All initiative, Reliance Foundation had reached out to over 21.5 million children
- May 31, 2020 08:45 PM IST
American sprinter Bobby Morrow, who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, died on Saturday at the age of 84, World Athletics said.
- Apr 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government postponed the Games last month until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
- Apr 28, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Head of the Japan Medical Association said that it will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympics next year without an effective vaccine
- Apr 13, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Estimates in Japan put the overall cost of the postponement at USD 2 billion-USD 6 billion.
- Apr 08, 2020 04:03 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 will now keep the flame in an undisclosed location to prevent people from gathering, Tokyo organizers said in a statement to the Associated Press.
- Apr 01, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The flame will stay on display in the J-Village until April 30 before being moved to Tokyo. Organisers have not yet decided where in the Japanese capital it will be displayed.
- Apr 01, 2020 11:40 AM IST
"The new dates of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games mean we are faced with a special situation where the Summer Games and Winter Games are to be held in half-a-year" a Beijing 2022 official told Xinhua news agency.
- Mar 31, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Some in the IOC acknowledge athlete power was key in this unprecedented postponement, signalling a challenge to the body's supremacy.
- Mar 30, 2020 05:42 PM IST
This year's games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9, but the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on August 8.
- Mar 30, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Courtesy of COVID-19, sporting events from across the world have been cancelled or rescheduled. Since it's initial postponement news, we now have more insights about the Olympics' 2021 delayed schedule.
- Mar 30, 2020 01:34 PM IST
"I think perhaps there will be some kind of communication from (IOC) President (Thomas) Bach this week" - Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori
- Mar 30, 2020 12:06 PM IST
In a statement posted on the body's Twitter handle, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said "we are deeply grateful to all the front-line workers who are risking their lives to fight this pandemic."