Golf: Miyazato To Be Offered Coaching Role For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Golf: Miyazato to be offered coaching role for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Retiring professional golfer Ai Miyazato could feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as coach for the Japanese women's team, the head of the sport's development headquarters for the games revealed Wednesday.

"There's no one opposing the idea" of asking Miyazato to serve as coach, said Masahiro Kuramoto, who is also chairman of the Professional Golfers' Association of Japan.

Sports Groups Pushing For More Female Executives Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics

Sports groups pushing for more female executives ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The Japan Sports Agency, Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and other major domestic sports associations have begun efforts to rigorously promote the appointment of women to executive positions, it has been learned.

The effort began when the related sports organizations signed the international Brighton Plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport in April 2017. Those involved with the organizations are hopeful that this will pave the way for the promotion of women and "become a legacy for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics."

Olympics: Tokyo, Pyeongchang, Beijing Consider Torch Relay Exchange

Olympics: Tokyo, Pyeongchang, Beijing consider torch relay exchange

The organizing committees of the next three Olympic Games -- Pyeongchang, Tokyo and Beijing -- have been in talks about exchanging runners for their torch relays as a symbolic gesture of peace, Tokyo Games organizers said Tuesday.

Yukihiko Nunomura, Tokyo COO, said the hosts of the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Olympics were asked by the International Olympic Committee about the three countries cooperating on some level.

Olympics: Kids To Vote On 2020 Mascot To Be Announced In March

Olympics: Kids to vote on 2020 mascot to be announced in March

The winning design of the public competition for the official mascot of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be announced in March next year with elementary school children having a say in the judging, the games' organizing committee said Monday.

The winner of the competition, whose entry period is from Aug. 1 to 14, will receive a prize of 1 million yen ($9,000) and an invitation to the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Toyota Wants To See Flying Cars In Time For The 2020 Olympics

Toyota Wants To See Flying Cars In Time For The 2020 Olympics

In sci-fi TV shows, movies, and cartoons, if there is one piece of tecnhnology that we see quite often it is cars that can fly. The advantage is that without roads, there will be no traffic jams and people can get to their destinations faster. Unfortunately that future is far from being a reality, but Toyota is hoping to see that come 2020.

In a report from Nikkei, Toyota has recently announced that they will be backing the project of one of its employees. Led by a group called Cartivator, it is being led by Tsubasa Nakamura who won a business contest. The team has 30 or so members who contribute to the project in their free time and has largely relied on online crowdfunding as a means to finance itself.

Tokyo To Shoulder All Costs For Olympics Temp Facilities

Tokyo to shoulder all costs for Olympics temp facilities

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday the metropolitan government will in principle bear all the costs of temporary facilities for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be built outside the capital.

Following a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Koike also said the two sides agreed to seek a framework under which the games' organizing committee will shoulder half of the costs for holding the Paralympics, and the other half will be equally shared by the central and Tokyo governments.

Olympics: Experts Begin Discussing 2020 Opening, Closing Ceremonies

Olympics: Experts begin discussing 2020 opening, closing ceremonies

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee's panel of experts to help produce the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Games met for the first time Wednesday, with an eye to draw up the basic concept by year's end.

The 12-member panel, chaired by Canon Inc. Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, discussed the historical and social significance of what will be Tokyo's second Olympics.

Olympics: Tokyo Olympics, Japan Rugby World Cup Team Up For 2019, 2020

Olympics: Tokyo Olympics, Japan Rugby World Cup team up for 2019, 2020

The organizing committees of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup signed a collaboration agreement Wednesday to exchange information and resources with Japan hosting two of the world's biggest sporting events in back-to-back years.

The two committees will share knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics, from security to transport to volunteer programs to venue management and anti-doping measures.

Who: Japan Needs Anti-smoking Law Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics

WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) -- A senior World Health Organization official says Japan should ban smoking in all public places if it wants to successfully promote tourism and host the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Japan is often known as a smoker's paradise. The health ministry is preparing legislation to limit secondhand smoking, but it faces strong opposition from smoking lawmakers and the tobacco industry.

Ex-hurdles Champ Takes Different Track To Olympics

Ex-hurdles champ takes different track to OlympicsUnable to make the Olympics as one of Japan’s top female hurdlers in history, Asuka Terada is taking a different track.
The 27-year-old Terada, who got married and gave birth after ending her athletics career, is trying her hand at rugby sevens in a bid to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Asian Winter Games Offer Athletes Ideal Prep For Olympics

Asian Winter Games offer athletes ideal prep for OlympicsWith the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent's leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018.
The eighth Asian Winter Games will open Sunday in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and run through Feb. 26, with more than 2,000 athletes from 31 countries competing in five sports, 11 disciplines and 64 events.