Tokyo Olympic organisers on Wednesday unveiled medals, which will be made from recycled materials collected from old electronics, as the city marked a year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Games.
Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua — the bare-chested flag-bearer who became an online sensation at both the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics — plans to break out the baby oil once again and compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice.
Dodging jellyfish and munching onigiri, spunky 16-year-old Shino Matsuda is riding waves of success with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the horizon.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organising committee has already rolled out everything from misting stations to flowerbeds to beat the heat at next year’s games, and now they want to let it snow.
The 2020 Tokyo Games were postponed for a year because of the novel coronavirus and the pandemic is still creating huge questions about their viability, even though the government has said it is determined the July.23-Aug.8 Games go ahead.
The resignation and the leadership vacuum left behind by the controversy add to the woes of organisers struggling to win over a sceptical public less than six months before the virus-delayed Games.
The city governor said she was looking forward to holding the Games as a sign of “victory” over the virus, in a statement ahead of a meeting with International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach.
Japan’s government and Olympic organisers are working on gaining support for the Games that is less than six months from opening.