TOKYO – Japan plans to vaccinate its Olympic athletes before the Tokyo Games, domestic media reported Wednesday, a move that would place them ahead of the general population as the government faces pressure over a slow rollout.
Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO – The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, but 100 days before Tokyo 2020 opens, organisers still face monumental challenges. Virus surges, including in Japan, are playing havoc…
New director picked for ‘restrained’ Tokyo Olympic ceremonies
TOKYO – Organisers of the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics said Wednesday they have picked a new creative director to redesign “simpler and more restrained” opening and closing ceremonies for next year’s Games. The mammoth task will fall to advertising executive…
It’s 2021 or never for Tokyo, confirms senior Olympic official
BRUSSELS – High-ranking Olympic official Pierre-Olivier Beckers on Saturday made plain that the delayed Tokyo Olympics “will be held in 2021 or not at all”. The Belgian was reiterating the stance put forward by Japan and International Olympic Committee chief…
Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch
Tokyo, Mar 06 (AP/UNB) — Tokyo organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony for the Olympic torch because of the spreading coronavirus. Organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Friday that 140 children will not be sent to Greece to give the…
Tokyo Olympic boss ‘extremely worried’ about deadly virus
The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organisers are “extremely worried” about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer’s Games.
Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai
A strong typhoon that could bring “historic” winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later Sunday, as authorities warned of high waves, landslides and flooding.
Dhaka needs to engage more with Beijing, Tokyo, Delhi
Dhaka – Bangladesh needs to get engaged with three pocket countries of Myanmar — China, Japan and India — in a much more “creative way” to find a sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis, said an international affairs expert on Tuesday.
Olympics Test Event: Ruman Shana to fly for Tokyo Wednesday
Dhaka – Bangladesh’s premier archer Mohammad Ruman Shana will fly for Tokyo early Wednesday to participate in Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event which is scheduled to be held at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field in Tokyo from July 12-18. The German…
Tokyo is Asia’s best city for work and recreation – Study
Singapore – Media OutReach – 1 March 2019 – As corporate travel booms across Asia-Pacific, the concept of bleisure is gaining traction, spurring the region’s cities to better integrate opportunities for leisure amid busy business trips. The 2019 bleisure barometer:…