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1,000 Days to Go!

Oh there were a bunch of dignitaries there. A Governor. Organizing Committee Head. Olympians. Celebrities. There were proclamations. Couldn’t see it. It was rainy. And I was too late to get to a good spot. 232 more words

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Tokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics on Saturday with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games. 428 more words

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Tokyo Olympic Flame from 1964 Extinguishes in 2013! When 49 Years is an Eternity

It was called the Flame of Hope – a flickering flame kept alive in a boat lantern in the city of Kagoshima. Until it wasn’t. 420 more words

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Esports rejected from 2024 Olympic Games: similar sports deserve consideration for Olympic status

By Kyle Petrie

The Nexus (Camino Del Sur, San Diego)

The Olympics are steeped in greatness. When we think of the Olympics, we think of the likes of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. 598 more words

Cut Another Billion

The budget for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ballooned from $7.5 billion, presented during the bid process in 2013, to $30 billion a few years later. 402 more words

Japan

Managing High-Performance Sport: Is Australia's Winning Edge a below-par strategy?

This blog post has been written following a class reading by Doctor Lisa Gowthorp on Australia’s Winning Edge program.

“If we don’t perform up to expectations at these Games there is going to be some very nervous people connected with Winning Edge” …

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Managing High-Performance Sport

As North Korea Rockets and Rhetoric Fly, Fears about Safety at the PyeongChang Olympics Flame

On September 25, police ran a simulation based on a scenario – what if terrorists planted a sarin gas bomb in an office building during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? 268 more words

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