Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled official Olympic and Paralympic kinetic sport pictograms, the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that these have been created. There are a total of 50 pictograms covering 33 Olympic sports and 23 covering 22 Paralympic sports. Their innovative designs aim to reflect the modern era symbolised by the year 2020 and enhance spectator enjoyment of events, both at venues and via TV broadcasting to national and global audiences.
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Olympic Torch fly to Tokyo

The Olympic flag was hoisted, and the national anthems of Japan and Greece sounded, as the Olympic flame handover ceremony took place at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium. The event, which began at 11:30am local time on Thursday (19 March) in windy but sunny conditions, was significantly scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and didn't include the planned cultural ceremonies from Greece or Japan. But there was no lack of emotion, symbolism, or significance.
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New date for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.
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Tokyo 2020 without tourist!

Some Japanese government officials said it was decided at the time to rule out that foreign spectators will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The government and the Japanese committee organizing the games are expected to hold a remote meeting with the International Olympic Committee and two other bodies, possibly next week, to make a formal decision on the overseas visitor issue.
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The relay of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch restarts.

The path that will bring the torch to Tokyo should begin in a month, without applause or fans. The organizers of the Tokyo 2002 Olympics have announced the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay for March 25. vSpectators will be able to observe the torch from a distance but without applauding or being wild fans of it. Typhus is strictly prohibited, all to avoid crowds.
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109-yr-old Olympic torch bearer in Japan completes relay leg

Nara -- The oldest torch bearer in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay so far completed her section in a wheelchair in this west Japan city on April 12. Local resident Shigeko Kagawa, 109, continued practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the community into her 80s. She also worked at a hospital in the city of Osaka during World War II. She witnessed the city as a burned-out ruin after a U.S. air raid, and people's lives being snuffed out in an instant. On April 12, Kagawa carried the Olympic flame with the wish for "lasting world peace" in her heart. 
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The organisers have had to make major adjustments to host the Games in a way that protects everybody’s health. But some things will not change: as planned from the outset, Tokyo 2020 aims to use its reach and visibility to highlight solutions to help create a more sustainable world. A broad-based coalition of partners, including Japan’s National Olympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the Government of Japan, related local governments, sponsors and other delivery partners are united by the slogan: “Be better, together — For the planet and the people.”
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Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms. The International Olympic Committee told The Associated Press that Russian athletes in Tokyo will be allowed to wear a range of uniforms in national colors unveiled by models in a runway show in Moscow on Wednesday. That unveiling show included polo shirts and jackets with white shoulders above thick bands of blue and red — the colors of the Russian flag, in the same order.
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Tokyo 2020, Traditional Crafts Collection from 47 Prefectures

Souvenirs from any Olympics have always been a popular way to remember the games, and with the years passing they become treasured mementos, family heirlooms, collectors’ items, and so on. Of course, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics(as they were originally planned) started releasing officially licensed products with their logo and characters as early as 2018. The online store (Japanese only) offers a wide range of items, from standard fare like towels, mugs, and pin badges, to sports equipment, anime merchandise, and finally the traditional crafts collection. In addition to the online store, there are over 50 brick-and-mortar stores across Japan selling officially licensed Tokyo Olympics merchandise.
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Tokyo Olympic head says cancelation not being considered

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that canceling the Games set to open in three months is not being considered, even as the Japanese capital struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. "We are putting our utmost efforts to prepare coronavirus countermeasures so (the public) can understand that the Tokyo Games can be held," Seiko Hashimoto said at a press conference before the government declared a COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo, as well as the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.
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