Olympics News

Exclusive: Japanese Sports Minister recruits students to publicise Tokyo 2020 Sport For Tomorrow project

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By Mike Rowbottom at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Tokyo

Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hakubun Shimomura today called upon the first student intake of the Tsukuba International Academy of Sports (TIAS), an integral part of the Sport For Tomorrow project pledged as part of the commitment to hosting Tokyo 2020, to turn into the first wave of world ambassadors for the programme.

Exclusive: Olympic Movement urgently needs to change policy on ticket sales, says London 2012 ticket director

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By Mike Rowbottom at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

The Olympic Movement is out of date in terms of its attitude to selling tickets for the Games and needs to move into the digital age sooner rather than later, according to Paul Williamson, director of ticketing for London 2012, who is now fulfilling the same function for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Arup appointed lead advisor to Tokyo 2020

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By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Arup, the international design engineering consultancy, will provide advice for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government and Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure, it has been announced.