SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
July 17, 2020—
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has secured all 43 venues for use during the rescheduled Olympic Games in July 2021, it was announced on Friday. The Olympic Village will also be used for its original intended purpose to house around 11,000 athletes after doubts were raised because of the handover of converted apartments to residents and developers following the Games which were due to start one week from today. So too was it confirmed that the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre will be housed in the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, as was originally planne ...
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020—
Tokyo 2020 Board member Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at the marketing agency Dentsu Inc, which counts FINA among its clients, was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by . In an exclusive report, the news agency cites Takahashi as saying that his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members such as Lamine Diack , the ex-Olympics powerbroker who headed the IAAF track and field federation, now known as World Athletics. Takahashi admits to giving Diack, who is under i ...
March 29, 2020—
On March 24th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee released a joint statement confirming that the next Summer Olympic Games would be postponed to next year, 2021. The difficult decision was made in light of the ever-evolving global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The statement read that the Games would be “rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021”, with no actual timeline having yet been determined. However, a potential new plan is bubbling to the surface, with the organizing committee pointing to July 2021 as the mos ...
Olympics kickoff most likely July 2021 ...
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