Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Site With E. Coli At 21 Times Over Safety Limit

Tokyo Olympics triathlon site with E. coli at 21 times over safety limit

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A recent water quality survey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics triathlon venue found E. coli bacteria at concentrations up to 21 times the level permitted by the sport's governing body, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the events' organizing committee said Wednesday.

The metropolitan officials attributed the excessive reading to a record rainfall in the Japanese capital in August -- 21 consecutive days of rain -- as precipitation exceeding the processing capacity of sewage facilities can cause sewage water diluted by rain to be discharged into the ocean.

Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Site With E. Coli At 21 Times Over Safety Limit

Tokyo Olympics triathlon site with E. coli at 21 times over safety limit

A recent water quality survey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics triathlon venue found E. coli bacteria at concentrations up to 21 times the level permitted by the sport's governing body, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the events' organizing committee said Wednesday.

The metropolitan officials attributed the excessive reading to a record rainfall in the Japanese capital in August -- 21 consecutive days of rain -- as precipitation exceeding the processing capacity of sewage facilities can cause sewage water diluted by rain to be discharged into the ocean.

Temporary Airport Terminal Planned For Olympics

Temporary airport terminal planned for Olympics

A temporary terminal for athletes competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be set up at Narita Airport, near Tokyo, to ease congestion.

The Games are scheduled to end on August 9th, at the peak of the summer holiday season in Japan.

Lawmakers Propose 3 Holidays For Tokyo Olympics

Lawmakers propose 3 holidays for Tokyo Olympics

Japanese lawmakers have proposed a plan to designate 3 days as public holidays for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers briefed executive members of the Olympic organizing committee on the proposal on Monday.

Antiterror Drill Held In Tokyo Ahead Of Rugby World Cup, Olympics

Antiterror drill held in Tokyo ahead of Rugby World Cup, Olympics

Police conducted an antiterror drill Monday at a sports arena in central Tokyo based on a scenario of terrorists launching a chemical attack during big sports events such as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

About 1,000 people including riot squad personnel joined the drill at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, located close to the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as part of efforts to deal with terrorist attacks ahead of the events.

Tokyo, Paris To Work Together For Olympics

Tokyo, Paris to work together for Olympics

Tokyo's governor and France's ambassador to Japan have confirmed they will cooperate in preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024.

Governor Yuriko Koike attended a reception at the residence of French ambassador Laurent Pic in Tokyo on Thursday, to celebrate Paris's successful bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Games Build Ties / Remembering The Ravages Of War: Hand In Hand To The Olympics

Games build ties / Remembering the ravages of war: hand in hand to the Olympics

The Yomiuri Shimbun Various municipalities have signed up to be host towns for participating countries and regions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, seeking to deepen friendships, create a chance for children to come into contact with other parts of the world and even overcome sad memories. This is the first installment of a series focusing on the hopes and efforts they are investing in their roles as hosts.

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.