Olympics


Tokyo Games chief won’t resign over sexist views

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori apologized yesterday for sexist comments about women talking too much, but said he would not resign, as his remarks sparked a storm of criticism on social media and risked...

February 5, 2021, Friday


Tokyo Games virus rule book unveiled

Olympics organizers unveiled the first of a series of “playbooks” aimed at holding the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Games safely yesterday, warning that rule breakers could be kicked out....

February 4, 2021, Thursday


High tech assisting Beijing Winter Games

HIGH-TECH devices and facilities with multiple purposes are being developed across China ahead of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as sports technology laboratories and programs are ...

January 30, 2021, Saturday


Bach to ease Tokyo Games fears

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the holding of the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach is expected to set out how a “safe” Games could be organized and respond to growing questions...

January 28, 2021, Thursday


Survey: 80% want Tokyo Games nixed or delayed

About 80 percent of people in Japan say this year’s Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or delayed as worries mount about a record surge in coronavirus cases across the country, a Kyodo News poll showed...

January 11, 2021, Monday


Super-fan embraces Olympic Games’ spirit

WHISTLE-BLOWING, flag-waving super-fan Kyoko Ishikawa has attended every Summer Olympics in the past 30 years — and the Tokyo resident doesn’t plan on missing out on a Games in her home city. The 51-year-old ...

January 9, 2021, Saturday


Tokyo Games sponsors agree to extend contracts

Tokyo 2020 organizers said yesterday that all 68 domestic sponsors for the Summer Olympics agreed in principle to extend their contracts for the delayed games, as growing coronavirus infections in Japan...

December 25, 2020, Friday


Delayed Games to cost US$1.9b more

THE coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost US$1.9 billion more than its original budget of US$13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said yesterday. The Olympics organizers will formally decide ...

November 30, 2020, Monday


Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings

THERE was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Johnny Weissmuller, an American swimmer who went on to star as Tarzan in a ...

August 1, 2020, Saturday


Muto says Tokyo 2020 preparing to deliver Games with COVID-19

Tokyo Olympics organizers are preparing to host the Games next year even if the global coronavirus pandemic hasn’t eased substantially, organizing committee Chief Executive Toshiro Muto said yesterday...

July 23, 2020, Thursday




 

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