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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi fired for Holocaust joke
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi fired for Holocaust joke

Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the Tokyo organising committee, also acknowledged the reputational damage.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan backtracks on earlier target of winning 30 gold medals at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan backtracks on earlier target of winning 30 gold medals at Games

The Japanese Olympic Committee said 30 gold medals was the target just a few months before the pandemic hit. The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee now says that is no longer the goal.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori, in eye of storm for sexist remark, has had career littered with gaffes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori, in eye of storm for sexist remark, has had career littered with gaffes

Yoshiro Mori served as PM for just a year between April 2000 and 2001, a short term marked by controversy. As PM, he started with an approval rating of around 30% that slid downwards during his term, partly due to his repeated gaffes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori won't resign for derogatory comments about women
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organising committee chief Yoshiro Mori won't resign for derogatory comments about women

“I am not thinking to resign," Mori said. “I am deeply remorseful. I would like to withdraw the statement. I would like to apologise for any unpleasant feelings.”

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions, says JOC chairman
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions, says JOC chairman

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics are likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions of the four-yearly Games, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Tuesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita says focus is to make Games a success despite one-year delay
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita says focus is to make Games a success despite one-year delay

The Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach says Tokyo better prepared than any other city hosting Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach says Tokyo better prepared than any other city hosting Games

Thomas Bach who was visiting Tokyo has said that the city is better prepared one year before the games than any other city which has hosted the Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: City on course to deliver unique Games despite initial hiccups in preparation
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: City on course to deliver unique Games despite initial hiccups in preparation

The organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have recovered from the initial hurdles and are now on track to complete all preparations on schedule

Tokyo Olympics head says organising committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda doesn't need to quit over corruption 'reports'
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Tokyo Olympics head says organising committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda doesn't need to quit over corruption 'reports'

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, being probed for suspected corruption, does not need to step down from his role with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee

Winter Olympics 2018: Japanese speed skater Kei Saito becomes first athlete at Pyeongchang to fail doping test
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Winter Olympics 2018: Japanese speed skater Kei Saito becomes first athlete at Pyeongchang to fail doping test

Saito failed an out-of-competition test prior to the event, the anti-doping authority said in a statement, adding that he tested positive for acetazolamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

Corruption scandal hits Tokyo 2020: Olympic bid to be investigated after reports of payment
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Corruption scandal hits Tokyo 2020: Olympic bid to be investigated after reports of payment

Media has reported the Tokyo 2020 bid team made payments totaling more than $2 million to a Singapore bank account linked to Papa Massata Diack.