From the Opening Ceremony to life in the village on Tokyo Bay, the postponed 2020 Olympics will be like no other. There'll be stringent rules and guidelines.
Talbot, the foundation director of the Australian Institute of Sport in the 1980s and a former head coach of the Australian and the Canadian Olympic swim teams, died on the Gold Coast in Queensland state, Swimming Australia said Wednesday. He was 87.
Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.
Among the things to be reviewed are the number of officials scheduled to be present at Tokyo 2020, welcoming ceremonies for athletes and various costs at venues, athletes' villages, training facilities and the international press centre.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers, IOC dismiss Oxford study showing next year's Games will be costliest ever since 1960
According to the Oxford numbers, Tokyo’s spending is at $15.84 billion, already surpassing the 2012 London Olympics, which were the most expensive Summer Games to date at $14.95 billion. Tokyo organisers say officially they are spending $12.6 billion.
"We have to go forward with the Games next summer by all means," Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike said.
Japan's longest serving prime minister Shinzo Abe would have been in the VIP box alongside IOC president Thomas Bach had the Olympics opened as scheduled a month ago and not fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coates is also President of the Australian Olympic Committee and added that the reaction of his country’s athletes to the postponement had been "inspirational".
The Olympics in Tokyo were originally scheduled to be held in July-August 2020, but were deferred by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 just beginning the race to reset themselves after postponement due to coronavirus pandemic
Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, preparations for Tokyo 2020 seem to be barely out of the starting blocks.
Tokyo Games organisers face real problems staging the Olympics next year as coronavirus infections continue to soar, senior international Olympic official John Coates said.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 could be one of the greatest Games, says Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted that next year’s coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest.
The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, IOC member John Coates said on Wednesday.
Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be in a recession when the Olympics are to open on 23 July, 2021.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs, says IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates
In an interview with a German newspaper, IOC President Thomas Bach said his organisation faces several hundred million dollars in supplementary costs after Olympics were moved to 2021.
The IOC is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported.
Coronavirus pandemic: 'No May deadline for taking call on Tokyo Olympics', says IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates
Dick Pound, a former IOC vice president, said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.
Coronavirus pandemic: Chairman of IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo Games John Coates faces mandatory self-isolation in Australia
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced all international arrivals to the country after midnight on Sunday would need to self-isolate for 14 days to help the country
Tokyo Olympics 2020: No change to badminton qualification period despite coronavirus impact, says BWF
Badminton World Federation said on Friday it is not making any adjustments to the Olympic qualification period despite a host of events being impacted by the coronavirus in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, which start in July.