Paris Rules Out Baseball, Karate In 2024 Olympics

Paris rules out baseball, karate in 2024 Olympics

Baseball, softball and karate will likely be dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics but breakdancing is expected to make its Olympic debut.

Host cities are allowed to pick additional sports and the organizing committee for the Paris Games announced its candidates on Thursday.

Paris Rules Out Baseball, Karate In 2024 Olympics

Paris rules out baseball, karate in 2024 Olympics

Baseball, softball and karate will likely be dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics but breakdancing is expected to make its Olympic debut.

Host cities are allowed to pick additional sports and the organizing committee for the Paris Games announced its candidates on Thursday.

Who Will Star In Football At The Tokyo Olympics?

Takefusa KuboFootball isn’t considered the biggest of Olympic sports. Competing nations tend to focus more on the World Cup and major regional tournaments. Additionally, with the men’s teams at the Olympics restricted to under-23 players, countries simply wouldn’t be able to field their best teams even if they wanted to. 

Nec To Use Biometrics To Streamline Security At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

NEC To Use Biometrics To Streamline Security At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

#CEATEC2018 – One of the ways to verify someone’s identify and a way that is commonly used today is to ask for an ID card. The problem with such a system is that people might forget to bring their IDs, or IDs can be easily faked, and not to mention the time it takes for someone to take their ID out of their bags, wallets, or purses can slow down the entire process.

Refugee Athletes To Compete In 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Refugee athletes to compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has decided that a team of refugee athletes will be formed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

IOC members unanimously endorsed the creation of the team at a session in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

Ldp To Discuss Daylight Savings For 2020 Olympics

LDP to discuss daylight savings for 2020 Olympics

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested that the Liberal Democratic Party discuss a proposal to introduce daylight savings time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Abe met with Tokyo Games officials at the prime minister's office on Tuesday. They included the Games' organizing committee chairman Yoshiro Mori, who is a former prime minister, and Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Games who now heads the task force to carry them out.

Glay To Provide Their Song To The Special Olympics Nippon

GLAY to provide their song to the Special Olympics Nippon

GLAY's new song "YOUR SONG" has been picked up as the official support song for the Special Olympics Nippon.

"YOUR SONG" was written by TERU (Vo) when he visited Chicago for the 'Special Olympics Unified Football Cup Chicago' (held July 17 ~ 21) to cheer on the Japanese team. On the song, he said, "Since this is the official support song for the Special Olympics Nippon, it's a song that is entrusted with extraordinary feelings. The Apecial Olympics is probably not recognized much in Japan, but I hope people will come to know it through 'YOUR SONG'."

Tokyo, La To Cooperate As Olympics Host Cities

Tokyo, LA to cooperate as Olympics host cities

Tokyo and Los Angeles have signed an agreement to cooperate on preparations to host the Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike met Eric Garcetti, the mayor of the US West Coast city, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building on Wednesday.

Tokyo Begins 2-year Countdown For 2020 Olympics

Tokyo begins 2-year countdown for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is marking exactly 2 years before the opening of the 2020 Olympics. Organizers face a host of tasks, including measures to deal with heat and humidity.

The 2020 Tokyo Games are set to officially open on July 24th and end on August 9th. A record 339 events in 33 sports are planned during the 17 days.

Rough Schedule For Tokyo Olympics Decided

Rough schedule for Tokyo Olympics decided

The schedule for the Tokyo Olympics has been broadly determined. Starting times of the marathon and other races along roads were moved forward in view of the hot summer weather.

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee approved the plan submitted by the Tokyo Games organizing committee on Wednesday.

'2020' Yen Tickets For Olympics And Paralympics

'2020' yen tickets for Olympics and Paralympics

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says it plans to sell tickets for children, senior citizens and people with disabilities for 2020 yen, or about 18 dollars.

The committee is considering pricing tickets for Olympic events between 18 and 2,700 dollars, except for special tickets with meals and pickup services.