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Fireworks, rings monument light up Tokyo six months before Games

24 Jan 2020

TOKYO Fireworks lit up the night sky above Tokyo Bay on Friday and a giant monument of the Olympic rings was unveiled in the shadow of Rainbow Bridge as the Japanese capital marked six months until the start of the Games.

Tokyo enters final straight in Olympics preparations

23 Jan 2020

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organisers enter the final stretch of a decade of Olympics planning on Friday, six months before the start of the Games, with most major wobbles in the rearview mirror.

Japan hoping surprise U-19 World Cup appearance is just the start

16 Jan 2020

TOKYO Cricket is barely on the radar in Japan, where baseball, soccer and sumo wrestling dominate the sporting landscape, but all that could be about to change after its under-19 (U-19) team qualified for the World Cup in South Africa.

Rejuvenated Osaka looking to retain Melbourne title

16 Jan 2020

TOKYO Japan's Naomi Osaka heads to Melbourne looking to defend her Australian Open title following a tumultuous 2019 which saw her reach world number one, change coach twice and become the second-highest paid female athlete on the planet.

Tokyo 2020 ticket designs unveiled

15 Jan 2020

TOKYO The ticket designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games were unveiled by Japanese para-canoeist Monika Seryu on Wednesday as the second wave of ticket sales for the Paralympics began.

Tokyo 2020 takes 'out-of-the-box' approach with cardboard beds

09 Jan 2020

TOKYO Athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games. | Video

Olympics: Bolt takes to track to open Tokyo national stadium

21 Dec 2019

TOKYO Sprinting great Usain Bolt ran on the track at Tokyo’s newly-completed National Stadium on Saturday during an event to celebrate the opening of the venue set to be the centrepiece of next year’s Olympics.

Tokyo 2020, IOC still to decide who pays for marathon move

20 Dec 2019

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Friday it has yet to be decided who will foot the bill for moving the 2020 marathon and race walking events to the northern city of Sapporo.

Tokyo 2020 organisers hold earthquake drill at Olympics venue

19 Dec 2019

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organisers held an earthquake drill on Thursday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a newly built venue for next year’s Olympics, to test their readiness should a disaster strike during the Games.

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