Tokyo 2020

  • By Stanis Elsborg- Analyst and head of conference, Play the Game
    11.02.2020 /
    IOC President Thomas Bach made it very clear in his New Year’s speech that politics should be kept out of the Olympics to protect the event’s neutrality. However, it is a paradox that IOC’s characterisation of politicisation only seems to apply to athletes and not the host nations, writes Play the Game’s analyst Stanis Elsborg.
  • 08.11.2019 /
    The upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has raised questions about national identity and belonging among the Japanese population. Especially tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, has been subject to some surviving racism in Japan, Asger Røjle Christensen reports from the Japanese capital.
  • Tokyo 2020 banner
    07.08.2019 /
    One year before the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo there is considerable resistance to the so-called ‘Reconstruction Games’ in Japan that critics fear will remove focus from the Fukushima disaster and undermine democratic values.
  • Tokyo 2020 banner
    12.03.2019 /
    While the recently initiated French investigtion into Japanese Olympic head Tsunekazu Takeda and his alleged corruption is unlikely to affect the Games themselves, it has not reflected well on Takeda.
  • Photo: kris krüg/Flickr
    11.01.2019 /
    Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japan Olympic Committee and chair of the IOC marketing commission is being investigated for ‘active corruption’, media reports.
  • Photo: Asger Røjle
    27.12.2017 /
    Artificial intelligence is gaining momentum in sports science and in society as a whole. At a recent conference in Tokyo, researchers and experts discussed how the Olympic Games in Tokyo will put to the test innovative ways of hosting a mega-sporting event.
  • Photo: Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr
    09.01.2017 /
    By 2016, the cost of preparing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games had almost quadrupled the initial budget. But then, Tokyo got a new governor.
  • 02.09.2016 /
    An independent investigation into a payment supposedly connected with Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics has not confirmed evidence of bribery.

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