Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they are confident their host will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics.
Following the excitement and drama of last weekend in the women's qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, more of the same is anticipated this weekend as 24 men's teams set off in search for six available tickets to the ultimate sporting event on the planet starting on Friday.
North Korea and South Korea are interested in a joint march at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as well as fielding some unified teams in different sports, the president of the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, being probed for suspected corruption, does not need to step down from his role with the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee because current “reports” do not justify action, the head of Tokyo 2020 said.
As the two-year mark approaches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan is being scorched by an intense heatwave that has prompted fears of similar extreme weather when the sporting showpiece takes place in the country.