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Japan Weightlifting Federation President Elected Governor of Tokyo

Japanese Weightlifting Federation President Yuriko Koike has been elected the first female Governor of Tokyo today. Koike, who has previously served as Japan's first female...

Japan to Hold New International Design Competition to Choose Stadium for Tokyo 2020

Japan is to launch a new international design competition to choose a stadium to be the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in...

World Team Table Tennis Championships set to be most viewed International Table Tennis Federation...

This year's World Team Championships looks set to become the most viewed International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event in history after the sport's governing...

Coates: Baseball, Softball Possibilities For Tokyo Games

(ATR) The Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission chairman expressed a possibility that baseball/softball could be on the Olympic Program in Tokyo. John Coates made the comments...

How Tokyo 2020 Won Its Olympics, Paralympics Bids Despite Fukushima

BUENOS AIRES, Brazil -- Money, technical capacity, infrastructure and a sprinkling of striking signature developments, such as the $1.5 billion Zaha Hadid-designed Kasumigaoka Stadium...

The 2020 Olympic PR Chess Match

The three candidate cities for hosting 2020, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo, are engaged in a rare triangular game of public relations chess. Each is offering...

Instanbul 2020: Fast Times for Istanbul’s Olympic Bid

No one ever said they weren’t anything but smart and clever here. They knew coming in, because the working group report last spring from the International...

Madrid 2020: Madrid’s Prudent, Fiscally Responsible Play

The rules of these Olympic bid contests do not allow the rival cities to compare and contrast each other’s campaigns. At least in public. But,...

Turkish President: Choosing Istanbul 2020 Would Show ‘Olympics is Truly Universal’

Turkey's President Abdullah Gül today told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission that choosing Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics would send...

Wrestling’s Olympic Future: Now What?

So interesting, indeed, to bear witness to the emotional recoil to the move by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive  board to cut...

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