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Tokyo 2020 torch lit behind closed doors in ancient Olympia

03 March, 2020 10:09 pm 10:09 pm

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, GREECE (Reuters) – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay got under way on Thursday when the flame was lit by the rays of the sun in ancient Olympia in a scaled-down ceremony overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Actress Xanthi Georgiou, in the role of high priestess, used a parabolic mirror at the site … Read More

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Tokyo 2020 announces opening event despite mounting coronavirus concerns

03 March, 2020 8:00 am 8:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Thursday that Japan’s softball game against Australia on July 22 would be the first event on the schedule, the announcement coming as concerns mount about the potential impact on the Games from the coronavirus outbreak. The game will begin at 9am local time (0000 GMT) at the … Read More

Tokyo 2020, Organisers, set up, task force, counter, coronavirus

Tokyo 2020 Organisers set up task force to counter coronavirus

02 February, 2020 8:17 pm 8:17 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Olympics organisers have set up a task force to coordinate with public health authorities on how to respond to the growing coronavirus epidemic. Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said at a press briefing on Thursday that he chaired the newly created Novel Coronavirus Countermeasures Task Force, which held its first meeting … Read More

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Tokyo 2020 organisers hold earthquake drill at Olympics venue

12 December, 2019 3:40 pm 3:40 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – 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. Organisers simulated their response should a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, centred in northern Tokyo Bay, the site of 12 Olympic venues, … Read More

Commemorative, Tokyo 2020, stamps, sale

Commemorative Tokyo 2020 stamps go on sale

03 March, 2019 4:47 pm 4:47 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Stamps celebrating next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games went on sale on Tuesday, 500 days before the start of the summer showpiece. The stamps, released by Japan Post Co., feature the Olympic and Paralympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity as well as an image of the new Olympic Stadium, which is … Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers feel the heat two years out from Games

07 July, 2018 9:45 am 9:45 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – As Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heatwave, Olympic organizers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years. With the temperature reaching a record 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) on Monday, concerns are high that similar conditions in 2020 could disrupt the Games … Read More