Nagoya Women's Marathon Limited To Elite Runners

Nagoya Women's Marathon limited to elite runners

The organizers of Nagoya Women's Marathon say participants in the race will be limited to elite runners to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in Japan.

They announced on Thursday that they will cancel entries by the public and only accept top runners for the women's marathon race in Nagoya, central Japan, scheduled for March 8.

Tokyo Marathon Likely To Cancel Public Entries

Tokyo Marathon likely to cancel public entries

Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon are planning to cancel entries from the general public for the event to be held on March 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

About 170 male and female runners invited from Japan and abroad are expected to take part in the race.

China Residents Asked To Skip Tokyo Marathon

China residents asked to skip Tokyo Marathon

Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon are asking registered runners residing in China to refrain from joining in this year's event due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

A total of around 38,000 runners are expected to participate in the full marathon or in the 10-kilometer race on March 1. About 1,800 of them are living in China.

Hyde Pens Image Song For 'tokyo Marathon 2020'

HYDE pens image song for 'Tokyo Marathon 2020'

It's been announced that HYDE has penned the image song for 'Tokyo Marathon 2020.'

After meeting and discussing with 'Tokyo Marathon' race director Hayano Tadaaki, HYDE wrote a song titled "BELIEVING IN MYSELF." More details on the song will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon Course Finalized

Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon course finalized

The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has finalized a marathon course, saying athletes will basically run three laps around central Sapporo.

The Olympic marathon has been moved to the northern city of Sapporo to avoid severe heat in Tokyo.

Ipc President: Para-marathon Okay In Tokyo

IPC President: Para-marathon okay in Tokyo

Amid concerns over high summer heat when holding the 2020 Para-marathon in Tokyo, the head of the International Paralympic Committee has expressed confidence, citing analysis of weather data.

Organizers have decided to move the Olympic marathon in early August to the northern city of Sapporo.

Schedule Of Olympic Men's Marathon May Be Changed

Schedule of Olympic men's marathon may be changed

The president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says it will be hard to hold the men's marathon on the games' final day as scheduled, due to doping tests and athletes' long traveling distances.

He also says there will also be major changes to the schedules for the women's marathon and men's and women's race walking.

Japan Marathon Officials Criticize Move To Sapporo

Japan marathon officials criticize move to Sapporo

Japanese officials in charge of marathon and race walking have criticized the move of these events to the northern city of Sapporo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The decision was made last week by the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese central government, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the games' organizing committee, out of concerns about Tokyo's summer heat.

Olympic Marathon Moving To Sapporo

Olympic marathon moving to Sapporo

Next year's Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo.

The move is aimed at avoiding the extreme summer heat, with the International Olympic Committee saying temperatures will be five to six degrees cooler in Sapporo.

Marathon Moving From Tokyo To Sapporo

Marathon moving from Tokyo to Sapporo

Next year's Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo. The move is aimed at avoiding the extreme summer heat.

Representatives of four bodies involved in organizing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics met on Friday to discuss the issue.

Final Talks On Olympic Marathon Venue To Begin

Final talks on Olympic marathon venue to begin

The International Olympic Committee will soon start final talks on a plan to move the marathon and race walking events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the northern city of Sapporo.

Top officials from the IOC, Japan's central and Tokyo governments, and the Games' organizing committee will start their meeting at noon on Friday, the third and final day of talks on the issue.

2020 Paralympic Marathon To Stay In Tokyo

2020 Paralympic marathon to stay in Tokyo

The organizer of the 2020 Tokyo Games and the International Paralympic Committee has agreed to hold the Paralympic marathon as planned in Tokyo.

For the Olympic marathons and race walks, a plan is being discussed to move them to Japan's northern city of Sapporo to avoid the scorching summer heat.

Tokyo Governor Challenges Olympic Marathon Move

Tokyo Governor challenges Olympic marathon move

The governor of Tokyo says she hopes to keep the 2020 Olympic marathon and race walking events in the capital, challenging the plan of the International Olympic Committee to move them to the northern city of Sapporo.

Yuriko Koike was speaking at an IOC meeting that kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday. Among the other attendees were IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates, Tokyo Games organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori, and Minister for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto.

Ioc Meeting Underway Over Olympic Marathon

IOC meeting underway over Olympic marathon

An International Olympic Committee meeting is underway to discuss whether to move the 2020 Games' marathon and race walking events from Tokyo to Sapporo in northern Japan.

The 3-day meeting kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday, with officials from the IOC, Tokyo Metropolitan and central governments and the 2020 Games' organizing committee in attendance.