Ioc: Joc Chief Takeda Has Stepped Down

IOC: JOC chief Takeda has stepped down

The International Olympic Committee says the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has stepped down as an IOC member.

IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said the IOC Executive Board recognized Takeda's resignation at a meeting held on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Joc Chief Takeda Steps Down From Ioc

JOC chief Takeda steps down from IOC

The International Olympic Committee says the chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has resigned as an IOC member.

Takeda is facing an investigation in France over alleged bribery in connection with Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games.

Ioc Stance Behind Takeda's Retirement

IOC stance behind Takeda's retirement

Pressure from the International Olympic Committee is believed to have been a factor in the Japanese Olympic Committee president's retirement.

On Tuesday, Tsunekazu Takeda said he will step down when his term expires in June. Takeda is under investigation by French authorities over corruption allegations in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Games.

Ioc Chief Mourns Death Of 'super' Olympic Fan

IOC chief mourns death of 'super' Olympic fan

The head of the International Olympic Committee has mourned the death of a Japanese "super" fan who had attended every Summer Games since 1964.

Thomas Bach posted a message in the IOC's official twitter account on Monday, along with a photo of Naotoshi Yamada attending the 2012 Games in London.

Ioc President Sends Message Of Support To Ikee

IOC president sends message of support to Ikee

The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."

Ioc Head Visits Fukushima

IOC head visits Fukushima

Exactly 20 months before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the head of the International Olympic Committee has visited a planned venue in Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.

Ioc Bach: Prep For 2020 Tokyo Games Going Well

IOC Bach: Prep for 2020 Tokyo games going well

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games appear to be going well and that he hopes to visit disaster-hit Fukushima in northeastern Japan.

Bach gave an exclusive interview to NHK in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2 years ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on July 24th, 2020.

Delicacies From Disaster-hit Areas On The Menu For Tokyo Ioc Banquet

Delicacies from disaster-hit areas on the menu for Tokyo IOC banquet

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is teaming up with the Reconstruction Agency to bring delicacies from 2011 disaster-hit Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures to the table for its banquet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Dec. 12.

It is said that many foreign travelers have strong concerns about the effects of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant caused by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011, but the Tokyo committee plans to use its many opportunities to appeal to the IOC about the safety of Fukushima products and the charm of the Tohoku region's abundant foodstuffs. A spokesperson for the Fukushima Prefectural Government said, "We would like many people to try our products, and better understand the situation in the disaster-hit areas."

Ioc Approves Venues For 5 New Sports In 2020 Tokyo Games

IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo GamesYokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Yokohama was among the venues approved Wednesday by the IOC executive board for the five new sports on the Tokyo program, along with karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

Ioc Praises 'balanced Package' Of Proposed Sports For Tokyo

IOC praises 'balanced package' of proposed sports for TokyoIOC vice president John Coates is pleased with the "balanced package" of proposed additional sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and expects that skateboarding will soon be represented by a single international federation to push its case for inclusion in the games.
Baseball-softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate and sports climbing were recommended for inclusion last month by the Tokyo organizing committee.

Murofushi To Run Again For Ioc Spot

Murofushi to run again for IOC spotThe Japanese Olympic Committee plans to propose hammer thrower Koji Murofushi as a candidate for the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission around the time of the Rio Olympics next year, sources said Wednesday.

Ioc Wants Tokyo Organizers To Finalize Plans For New Stadium

IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadiumTokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled.
IOC President Thomas Bach told the head of the organizing committee to finalize the plan before an IOC meeting in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the newly appointed minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said at a press conference on Tuesday.