Published: June 16, 2021
TOKYO - Olympic athletes and officials breaking strict covid-19 rules could face a range of punishments ranging from warnings to disqualification, organizers of the Tokyo Summer Games said Tuesday.
Published: March 05, 2021
The organizing committee for the Tokyo Games and the central and metropolitan governments are expected to agree that foreign spectators should not be allowed to enter Japan for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
Published: February 28, 2021
Seiko Hashimoto, the new president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee, said a spectator-free option is not currently envisioned for the Games in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun and other media outlets on Friday.
Published: February 13, 2021
The president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, 83, announced Friday that he would resign from the post to take responsibility for an inappropriate remark that could be interpreted as sexist.
Published: November 30, 2020
The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics estimates that an additional ¥200 billion will be necessary to host the postponed events, the costly aftermath of the one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned on Saturday from several organizing committee sources.
Published: March 15, 2020
Construction for a swimming venue for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics called the Tokyo Aquatics Centre has been finished in Koto Ward, Tokyo, bringing all nine new facilities in Tokyo to completion, with a total construction cost of about ¥350 billion. Seven of the facilities are located in the bay area, and were constructed in a way that would prevent ground liquefaction and environmental degradation and took the placement of many nearby condos into consideration.
Published: March 03, 2020
The International Olympic Committee doubled down on its stance the coronavirus will not affect the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, even in the wake of a Japanese official raising the possibility of a postponement during a government hearing.