Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympic Aquatics Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Slated For March

Things are coming together for the 2020 Olympic Games, as the Tokyo Aquatic Center will be having its ribbon-cutting ceremony in March.

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Olympic Qualifying Events in China Cancelled, Rescheduled due to Coronavirus

Cases of the disease have spread to both Shenzhen and Beijing, where last week many of the world’s best swimmers gathered for the FINA Champions Series.

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Olympic Update: Hydrogen To Fuel Olympic Flame, Games To Appeal For Peace

From a hydrogen-fueled Olympic Flame to an Opening Ceremony calling for peace, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games will be ones to remember.

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Marco Koch Becomes First German to Hit 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Standard

Marco Koch is the first swimmer to dip under the German Federation’s Olympic qualifying standard since the qualifying period opened on January 1st.

Peaty, Scott Among GB Swimmers Heading To Irish McCullagh Open Meet Next Month

Adam Peaty heads up the team of GB swimming superstars who will race at the McCullagh Open Meet in Ireland next month from February 20th-23rd.

Olympic Games Medal Payouts Per Nation Compared

If Caeleb Dressel reaches the top of the podium in Tokyo he’s looking at a $37,500 gold medal bonus. But how does that compare with other nations’ incentives?

Hong Kong Raises Olympic Medal Cash Prize Amounts By Over 60%

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey may indeed be smiling big if she can muster up some hardware in Tokyo. Her nation just upped the medal prize amounts big time.

More Tokyo 2020

Thrower Who Demonstrated at Pan Ams on New IOC Rules: ‘It is a Form of Control’

Gwen Barry, who raised her fist on the podium at Pan Ams last summer, responded to the IOC’s new guidelines surrounding Rule 50.

IOC Athletes’ Commission Releases Rule 50 Guidelines On Podium & Other Protests

The IOC Athletes Commission released guidelines pertaining to Rule 50 of the charter in order to avoid protests, political or otherwise, at the 2020 Olympics.

Ippei Watanabe Calls Out Pre-Olympic 200 Breast Goal of 2:05

Former World Record holder Ippei Watanabe is gunning to get his mark back in the 200 breaststroke, giving a numerical value to the time he wants to hit.

Did You Know: The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art?

In the first-half of the 20th century, Olympic medals were awarded in 5 different disciplines of art.

Yannick Agnel To Lead French Broadcast Team For Tokyo Olympics

Olympic champ Yannick Agnel will once again provide commentary in France for coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, French media report.

Daiya Seto Nominated As Japan’s Team Captain For 2020 Olympic Games

The 2019 double gold medalist in Gwangju, Daiya Seto, has been nominated as Japan’s Olympic swim team captain for his home nation-hosted Games.

12 American Technical Officials for 2020 Olympic Games Named

Denice Wepasnick, the head starter at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, will also work as a starter at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Happy Olympic Year

Jan 1st for most of the world marks an opportunity for renewal, an opportunity to refresh, to make resolutions, to set new goals, to reach for new horizons.

Olympic Update: Olympics To Go Smoke-Free Plus Further 2011 Tsunami Remembrance

From a smoke-free Games to bouquets produced in quake-hit areas, here’s the latest on that and much more in this decade’s last Olympic Update.

Asbestos At Olympics Water Polo Venue Prompts Tokyo Gov’t To Take Measures

Tokyo’s metropolitan government plans to turn the water polo venue into an ice skating rink following next summer’s Olympics.

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