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Tokyo 2020 formally propose earlier marathon time

05 Dec 2018

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers have formally proposed moving the start time of the marathon races forward to avoid the worst of the Japanese capital's scorching summer heat.

Olympics 2020 organisers vow to guard against complacency

03 Dec 2018

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organisers vowed no let-up in their drive to host a successful Summer Games on Monday as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach once again heaped praise on the city's preparations.

IOC sets up committee to assist on human rights

01 Dec 2018

TOKYO The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it will form a new committee to advise the executive board on human rights issues within sport, including the requirements for all future Olympic Games host cities.

Boxing still on the ropes after IOC freezes planning for Tokyo 2020

30 Nov 2018

TOKYO The International Olympic Committee (IOC) put planning for the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament on hold on Friday in a move that could see the governing body AIBA frozen out of the Games over a governance dispute.

Olympics - Tokyo organisers lauded for 'diligent' Olympic example

29 Nov 2018

TOKYO The "diligent" preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

Olympics - Bach says IOC committed to aiding Korean peace efforts

29 Nov 2018

TOKYO The International Olympic Committee remains committed to helping the Korean Peninsula find lasting peace with its chief Thomas Bach praising the role his organisation and the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had in easing tensions.

Olympics - Sheikh Ahmad's decision 'protects us all' – Bach

29 Nov 2018

TOKYO Olympic chief Thomas Bach has praised Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah for stepping down as the head of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) while he fights a court case and said he hoped the Kuwaiti would be back at the helm soon.

Snowboarder Shaun White sets sights on 2020 skateboarding

28 Nov 2018

TOKYO American snowboarder Shaun White, who won his third gold medal in the men's halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics in February, is now eyeing the debut skateboarding events at Tokyo 2020.

IOC's 'New Norm' dominates 2026 Games presentations

28 Nov 2018

TOKYO Stockholm and an Italian two-city bid made presentations to host the 2026 Winter Games on Wednesday with both embracing the IOC's 'The New Norm' programme which is aimed at making it cheaper and easier to stage the Olympics.

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