Lgbt Hospitality Venue Eyed For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

LGBT hospitality venue eyed for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A Japanese nonprofit group said Wednesday it is preparing to set up a hospitality venue welcoming LGBT athletes and fans during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in an effort to boost diversity at the events.

Similar spaces for LGBT athletes and fans called "Pride House" have been created at cities hosting international sporting events since the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, but it would be the first such venue to be set up in Japan.

Toyota And Lexus To Show Autonomous Driving Tech At 2020 Olympics

Toyota And Lexus To Show Autonomous Driving Tech At 2020 Olympics

Toyota's General Manager of Intelligent Vehicle Development has confirmed the automaker will use the 2020 Summer Olympics to showcase an assortment of semi-autonomous vehicles.

Speaking to Automotive News, Ken Koibuchi said the company has big plans for the Olympics which will be held in Tokyo for the first time since 1964.

Automated Lexus Vehicles Coming To 2020 Summer Olympics In Japan

Automated Lexus Vehicles Coming to 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan

Automated Lexus vehicles will be part of a massive Toyota technology showcase at the 2020 Summer Olympics — from Hans Greimel of Automotive News:

Toyota calls its vision the “Mobility Teammate Concept,” evoking the idea that car and driver will be partners in autonomous driving, and that humans should dictate when they hand off control.

Olympics: Usa House For 2020 Games To Be At Tokyo American Club

Olympics: USA House for 2020 Games to be at Tokyo American Club

The United States Olympic Committee said Wednesday that the U.S. team's gathering place during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be at Tokyo American Club.

"It's my great honor and my great pleasure to announce that in 2020, Tokyo American Club will be the home of USA House in Tokyo," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told a press conference at the private membership organization in Minato Ward.

New National Stadium Starts To Take Shape For 2020 Olympics

New National Stadium starts to take shape for 2020 Olympics

Construction of the new National Stadium was in full swing on July 24, three years to the day when the venue will host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.

An aerial view of the site in central Tokyo showed concrete pillars arranged in a radial pattern in underground areas, along with numerous cranes, to form part of the gigantic structure's foundations.

Olympics: 3 Yrs From 2020 Games, Tokyo Must Step Up, Mori Says

Olympics: 3 yrs from 2020 Games, Tokyo must step up, Mori says

Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said Monday the 2020 host city must start producing with no time to waste, exactly three years to the opening of the games.

"Three years from today, July 24, will be the opening ceremony," Mori said during his address to the executive board of the organizing committee. "Not exactly the most commemorative day, but I think it means something for this board to be meeting on this particular day."

Baseball: Inaba Candidate To Manage Japan For Tokyo Olympics

Baseball: Inaba candidate to manage Japan for Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Former outfielder Atsunori Inaba has surfaced as a candidate to manage the Japan national team through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources said Tuesday.

The pro and amateur executives who make up Samurai Japan's development committee hope to have a new skipper in place by the end of July. The next manager is expected to oversee the team through the 2021 World Baseball Classic and the Tokyo Games.

Refugee Olympic Team To Compete In 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Refugee Olympic Team to compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on July 9 that a Refugee Olympic Team will compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, following on from the team's debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Commenting on the decision, Director General of the Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toshiro Muto, said, "This is a wonderful development. There is a still a lot more to do, but I'm keen to work on the various matters that need to be handled." The move also fits in well with the games' vision of "diversity and harmony."

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.