As Japan gears up for the 2020 Olympics, they take great comfort from the success of their athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Japan finished sixth in the medals table with 41 total – the country’s best showing ever. 636 more words
1 October 2016
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
Still fresh in our memories are the controversies that surrounded the Olympic Games in Rio: corruption, the Zika virus, crimes and, of course, the health concerns with holding the Olympic rowing regatta on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. 354 more words
TOKYO (AP) — The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizers. 738 more words
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s original plans for a compact Olympics in 2020 continue to fall by the wayside.
A Tokyo government panel is set to propose moving more venues outside of the city – including hundreds of kilometers (miles) away – in order to save money, the latest in a series of changes since the Japanese capital was awarded the games three years ago. 371 more words