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Signs Point to No Foreign Fans At Rescheduled Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo

The torch relay is set. National governing bodies across the United States are preparing for their Olympic trials to go on as scheduled. The International Olympic Committee has issued playbooks to outline procedures for athletes, officials and media. And in recent weeks, the IOC has been insistent to the point of annoyance that it will […]

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee speaks during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP)

Seiko Hashimoto Appointed President of Tokyo 2020

Less than six months before the start of the Olympic Summer Games, Tokyo 2020 has announced a new president, Seiko Hashimoto, who will succeed Yoshiro Mori. Mori, a former Japanese prime minister, stepped down from the post following controversial comments about women and their role in leadership positions. Hashimoto is an Olympian who competed in […]

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IOC Will Not Require Vaccines at Olympics, But Outlines First Requirements for Stakeholders

The International Olympic Committee will not require vaccines for athletes, media and other accredited officials traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games but has begun to outline how those groups will be tested and monitored for COVID-19 during the events in Tokyo. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have released the first of four “playbooks” […]

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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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