2020 Olympics: Marathon May Take Place In Sapporo

2020 Olympics: Marathon may take place in Sapporo

The International Olympic Committee says it is considering moving the marathon and race walking events for next year's Tokyo Olympics to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.

The IOC announced this on Wednesday, citing cooler conditions expected in the city in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

Osaka To Pick Japan Nationality For Olympics

Osaka to pick Japan nationality for Olympics

Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she aims to play for the host country of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by choosing Japanese nationality.

Osaka, the world's No.3-ranked women's player, told NHK in Tokyo on Thursday that she's already begun the procedure to choose Japanese citizenship.

Reducing Rush-hour Congestion As Olympics Approach

Reducing rush-hour congestion as Olympics approach

Efforts are being made to reduce congestion in Tokyo during peak commuting hours in the run-up to next year's Olympics.

Officials from the Tokyo metropolitan government, the central government and some companies are working together to stagger commuting times and encourage workers to telecommute.

More Intl. Flights At Haneda For Olympics

More intl. flights at Haneda for Olympics

Tokyo's Haneda Airport will add 50 new international flights per day ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The new schedule will start next March.

Twenty four of the new routes will serve cities in the United States.

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.

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.

Tokyo Olympics Ticket Winners Notified

Tokyo Olympics ticket winners notified

Organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics have released the results of a ticket lottery.

The Games' organizing committee made the announcement on Thursday on its ticketing website, which is accessed by registered personal IDs.

Animated Short Film To Be Made For Tokyo Olympics

Animated short film to be made for Tokyo Olympics

A Japanese animation company and the International Olympic Committee say they are collaborating to create an animated short film to share the Olympic spirit with young people ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Studio Ponoc and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage made the announcement on Monday at an international animation festival in the southeastern French town of Annecy.

Tiger Woods Eyeing Tokyo Olympics

Tiger Woods eyeing Tokyo Olympics

US pro golfer Tiger Woods is eager to play in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Woods won a comeback victory at the Masters last month. He spoke to reporters in New York on Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship.