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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo 2020, IOC Agree on Simplified Games Measures

The rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo will be simplified in four categories as part of the local organizers’ continuing work with the International Olympic Committe’s Coordination Committee, while not cutting the number of participating athletes for either the Olympics or Paralympics. Among the Games’ streamlining will be a reduction of stakeholder personnel attending […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Venues Secured for 2021 Olympic Summer Games

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has confirmed that all 43 venues for the rescheduled event have been secured and the new schedule of events is complete. Securing venues was one of the main challenges after March’s postponement of the Games until July 23, 2021. Each of the venues […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had […]

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