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Paralympics chief wants Tokyo 2020 to help change perceptions

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), hopes Tokyo 2020 will spark a change in perceptions of people with disabilities in Japan.

Climbers hoping to boost Japan's medal count at 2020 Games

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO Tomoa Narasaki and Akiyo Noguchi have boosted Japan's hopes of a medal when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut next year after winning gold and silver at the Climbing World Championships in Tokyo.

Reigning champ Osaka heads to New York striving for form, fitness and fun

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO It has been a roller-coaster 12 months for Japan's Naomi Osaka since her dramatic victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final last year.

NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

20 Aug 2019

TOKYO Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year's Summer Olympics.

Triathlon - Mislawchuk wins 'battle of nutrition' at Tokyo 2020 test event

16 Aug 2019

TOKYO Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk prevailed in a 'battle of nutrition' in sticky, humid conditions on Friday to win Tokyo’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Olympic qualifying race, which also doubled as a Tokyo 2020 test event.

Rugby:'Waste sweat' and humidity a test for players at World Cup

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO This year's Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in Asia, will produce many unique challenges for the world's top players but one of the biggest might be Japan's varied climate.

Olympics: Triathlon changes add to Tokyo 2020's heat headache

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO The International Triathlon Union's decision to reduce the distance of the run segment in Thursday's women's Olympics qualifying event because of heat concerns is the latest setback for Tokyo 2020 organisers battling extreme temperatures.

Double disqualification after heat shortens Olympic test event

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO British triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown were both disqualified after they crossed the line together following the heat-affected test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Paralympics: Tokyo paralympics marathon to start earlier due to heat fears

13 Aug 2019

TOKYO The marathon race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will start 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled, as part of the organisers' efforts to tackle the heat threat to athletes and fans in the Japanese capital.

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