Olympics


Japanese government brands Olympic cancellation claims ‘categorically untrue’

The Japanese government has batted away suggestions that the Tokyo Olympics are unlikely to go ahead. A number of stories emerged last week suggesting that the organising committee and Japanese government had privately conceded that the event was doomed, but the government has come out fighting and has said that this is “categorically untrue.” One […]

London Olympics organiser says Tokyo Games ‘unlikely to go ahead’

The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics are unlikely to go ahead, Sir Keith Mills has said. Mills, the deputy chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Games, aired his concerns in an interview with BBC’s Radio 5 Live. He said that the organisers should be “making plans for a cancellation.” Tokyo, the host city […]

Tokyo governor confident that delayed Olympics will go ahead in Summer 2021

Tokyo’s governor Yuriko Koike has voiced confidence that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead next year. The Olympic Games were officially delayed in March and later given a new schedule of July 23-August 8 2021. However, even though we are a little under a year from the new date, fears are mounting over […]

Olympics and Paralympics get new date

The Tokyo Olympics have officially been rescheduled to July 23-August 8 2021.  Meanwhile the Paralympic Games will take place from August 24-September 5. Still being referred to as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the tournament was officially postponed last week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the new dates are exactly one year after […]

Sports update: Olympics could take place in summer 2021; Premier League reportedly reaches agreement for behind closed doors season wrap-up

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Sports Federations (IFs) are looking to reschedule the Tokyo games to a window between the Wimbledon and US Open tennis grand slams.  According to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, John Coates, the IOC coordination commission chair for Tokyo 2020 and president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), believes that […]

Coronavirus: Olympics officially delayed; Champions League postponed

After weeks of speculation, the 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed.  The decision was reached following talks between Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. A joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed that “[the Games] must be rescheduled to a date beyond […]

Report: IOC rules out closed door Olympics

The 2020 Olympic games will not be staged behind closed doors, claims a new report from The Guardian. The International Olympic Committee has, according to the paper’s sources, ruled out staging the games with no fans as it would be “anathema to the philosophy” of the event. Despite ongoing pressures to cancel the event – […]

NHK to broadcast Olympics in 8K

NHK, the Japanese pubcaster, will provide 8K coverage of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo. The broadcaster will cover seven Olympic disciplines in 8K – athletics, swimming, judo, football, table tennis, badminton, and volleyball – along with the opening and closing ceremonies. NHK said that its 8K Paralympics coverage will extend to four […]

NBC partners with Snapchat for Olympic content

NBC has signed a deal with Snap to produce original content for its social media platform Snapchat to cover the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  It is the third partnership between the two parties, following similar collaborations on the Rio 2016 Olympics and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. The deal will see NBC release more […]

Eurosport to broadcast Olympics coverage on Facebook

Eurosport has partnered with Facebook to broadcast Winter Olympics highlights and coverage of the games’ opening ceremony on the social network in Europe. Eurosport said the deal would “amplify” its coverage of the PyeongChang, South Korean games with Facebook users in Germany, Sweden and Norway able to tune in live to its coverage of today’s […]

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