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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    Organisers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics AFP The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced by organisers, with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until August 9. Preliminary matches will kick off in football and softball on July 22, two days before the opening ceremony with rowing and archery events on the day of the ceremony itself. Day one of the Olympics will feature events in 21 different sports, including shooting, table tennis, judo, badminton, gymnastics, tennis and cycling. "This will be a symbolic and scenic first day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, featuring the men's cycling road race winding its way from Tokyo to the foothills of the world-famous Mount Fuji," said a statement. Five sports have been added to programme with skateboarding and surfing making their debut on the first weekend. "I believe the Tokyo 2020 Games will generate more enthusiasm than ever. Starting with a softball match in Fukushima two days before the opening of the Games, until the men's marathon on the final day, a record 33 sports and 339 events will be packed into the two weeks of the Games," said Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori. August 1 will be a 'Super Saturday', with a number of medal events scheduled to be held on that day, including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games, such as the judo mixed team event, triathlon mixed team relay, and shooting trap mixed team event. The 2020 Games will use a total of 42 venues, including 24 existing, 10 temporary and eight new permanent venues. These will include three venues in Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Miyagi prefectures, which were among those most affected by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster. The competition schedule by session for swimming, synchronised swimming, and diving will be finalised shortly, said organisers. Day one of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will feature events in 21 different sports, including shooting, table tennis, judo, badminton, gymnastics, tennis and cycling, organizers determined https://au.news.yahoo.com/organisers-firm-schedule-2020-tokyo-olympics-175309172--spt.html
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    Tokyo 2020 Torch

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday the torch relay for the 2020 Games will start on March 26 that year in Fukushima Prefecture, which was heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster. The plan was approved in a meeting attended by top metropolitan government officials after a proposal to start the torch tour in the northeastern Japan prefecture. "With Fukushima named the starting point of the torch relay, (the relay) will be a symbol of the Olympics of recovery," said reconstruction minister Masayoshi Yoshino. "We want to use this as a global showcase for Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. In order to restore livelihoods in the disaster-struck areas, we hope that victims take part (in the relay) as torch runners," he said. Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori stressed that the committee had tried to formulate the torch relay plan by listening to various ideas. "It's not possible to figure out the plan which would absolutely be the best. We agreed to do it with the disaster-hit areas and their recovery in mind," he said. Organizers were considering starting torch relay, which is expected to run for 121 days, in either the disaster-affected areas or in Okinawa Prefecture, the starting point of the torch relay for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. People in Fukushima Prefecture welcomed the torch relay plan, which the prefecture sees as a good chance to raise the profile of its recovery all over the world. "We are grateful that they have considered the feelings of the disaster victims," said Jun Suzuki, an official of the prefecture's Olympic and Paralympic Games promotion office, adding, "I believe it will be an opportunity to encourage Fukushima people." Masamichi Matsumoto, a storekeeper who was evacuated from the town of Futaba, near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to Iwaki city in the prefecture, rejoiced at the announcement, saying, "Memories of the disaster are wearing thin as more than seven years have passed, but it is the utmost delight for us to have an occasion to attract (worldwide) attention." "We expect the (torch) relay will bring about great excitement in the devastated areas," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference. The torch relay will visit all of Japan's 47 prefectures and end on July 24, 2020, with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the Games' opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Tokyo. "For me it is very pleasing that the torch relay will be going to all of Japan's prefectures, because we know the importance of taking the games to all of Japan," said Australian John Coates, the chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020. Mori thanked the IOC for allowing the relay to go on for 121 days despite asking it be completed in 100. "I am so grateful to the flexibility showed," Mori said. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180712/p2g/00m/0sp/064000c Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    Japan enacts law to move holidays to ease traffic for 2020 Olympics June 13, 2018 (Mainichi Japan) TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese parliament on Wednesday enacted a law to move national holidays to days linked to Tokyo 2020 Olympic ceremonies to alleviate traffic congestion in the metropolitan area. Under the revised law aimed at smooth transport and security for the Olympics, July 23, the eve of the Games, July 24, the day of the opening ceremony and Aug. 10, the day after the closing ceremony, will be made holidays for 2020, as many important guests including foreign dignitaries are expected to travel to and from Japan on these days. Marine Day on the third Monday of July will be moved to July 23, while Sports Day, on the second Monday of October, will be moved up to July 24, and Mountain Day on Aug. 11 will shift to Aug. 10. Meanwhile, the Diet also enacted Japan's first law to prevent doping. The law allows the sports minister to request customs and immigration authorities as well as police to provide athletes' personal information as part of efforts to detect illicit practices by Olympic and Paralympic athletes coming to the country. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180613/p2g/00m/0dm/052000c
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    Russia 2018

    Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Ronaldo to brighten up 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/robbie-williams-aida-garifullina-and-ronaldo-to-brighten-up-2018-fifa-world-cup-