Japan Promotes Private Lodging For Olympics

Japan promotes private lodging for Olympics

Japan's government is promoting private lodgings for tourists who will visit during the Olympic and Paralympic games next summer.

The Tourism Agency hopes that municipal governments will make more use of a lodging scheme for special events.

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Soccer Legend Iniesta Tries Blind Soccer

Soccer legend Iniesta tries blind soccer

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics has released a video of soccer superstar Andres Iniesta playing blind soccer.

The committee asked the former member of Spanish national team, who now plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan's top league, to help promote the Paralympic sport. It took one year to plan and make the two-minute video.

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Athlete Has Heatstroke In Olympic Test Triathlon

Athlete has heatstroke in Olympic test triathlon

A French athlete was taken to hospital for suspected heatstroke after the women's triathlon Olympic test race in Tokyo on Thursday. It has shown that Tokyo's severe summer heat may be a major obstacle for athletes to compete in the 2020 Games.

In Thursday's event, the running segment of the race had been cut to half due to heat concerns.

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Online Applications For More Olympic Tickets Start

Online applications for more Olympic tickets start

Online applications for an additional ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have begun.

The official website for the ticket sales started accepting applications at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Applications can be made only in Japan.

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Golf Champ Shibuno Back In Japan

Golf champ Shibuno back in Japan

Rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has returned to Japan after her victory at the Women's British Open.

The 20-year-old became the first Japanese golfer in 42 years to win a major golf title overseas.

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20 - Year - Old Shibuno Wins Women's Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

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20 - Year - Old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

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Supplementary Lottery For Tokyo Olympic Tickets

Supplementary lottery for Tokyo Olympic tickets

Organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics say they will hold an additional online ticket lottery for more than four million people who came up empty-handed in the first one.

Officials of the event's organizing committee on Tuesday say that about 4.16 million people failed to get any tickets in the first round. The winners were announced in June.

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Design Chosen For Commemorative Olympic Coin

Design chosen for commemorative Olympic coin

The design for a Japanese coin commemorating next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has been decided by a public vote.

People voted for their favorite out of three shortlisted designs via Twitter and other means. The winning design will be used for a 500-yen coin, and is the first of 37 coins to be minted for the Games that was selected by the public.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals unveiled

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have revealed the design for the medals that will be presented to the winners.

An unveiling ceremony was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, exactly one year before the opening of the Games.

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Bach Attends Pre - Olympic Event In Tokyo

Bach attends pre-Olympic event in Tokyo

An event to give people a taste of Olympic sports was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, exactly one year before the start of the 2020 summer games there.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach attended the event at the Tokyo International Forum.

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One - Year Countdown To Tokyo Olympics Begins

One-year countdown to Tokyo Olympics begins

Wednesday marks one year until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with preparations for the event progressing on schedule.

Japan will welcome people from around the world from July 24 to August 9 next year for its first summer Olympics since 1964. Over the course of 17 days, thousands of athletes will compete in a record 339 events across 33 sports.

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Kakuryu Wins 6th Sumo Title In Nagoya

Kakuryu wins 6th sumo title in Nagoya

Sumo yokozuna grand champion Kakuryu clinched his sixth title in Nagoya on Sunday, beating fellow grand champion Hakuho on the final day.

The two Mongolian top-ranked yokozuna wrestlers went head to head, and Kakuryu came out on top, forcing out Hakuho to seal his first title in seven tournaments.

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