This Wednesday the reset Olympic countdown clock will show there are 365 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games. But with a year left to finalize arrangements, the prospects for a traditional Olympic spectacle in the city are looking grim.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus, even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases.
Just over half of Tokyo's residents don't think the postponed 2020 Olympics should be held next year, backing either a further delay or outright cancelation because of fears over the coronavirus, according to a poll published Monday.
John Carlos, one of the two American Olympians who famously gave the Black Power salute on the podium at the 1968 Mexico Games, is leading a call for rules banning athlete protests at the Olympics to be scrapped.
While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday it was committing $650 million toward expenditures for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Games, organizers are not ready to say whether the amount would be enough.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed a comment from its website on Tuesday that referred to Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo when discussing the financial impact of postponing the Games, following objections from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee.
The age limit for the Tokyo Olympics men’s football tournament could be raised so that players who were eligible in 2020 will not miss out following the postponement of the Games until the following year, FIFA said.
Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements.
The time is right to end Islamic Republic of Iran’s four-decade absence from the football competitions of the Olympic Games, according to head coach Hamid Estili, ahead of his side’s opening AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 match against Uzbekistan today.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to cost some ¥1.35 trillion ($12.6 billion), organizers said Friday, unveiling a final budget showing increased revenue balancing out extra costs including countermeasures against heat.
The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire cheating episode to a close.