Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics
Tokyo is chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid Ref. BBC
Japan Kanji Of The Year Is ring After Olympics Bid
Local Japanese News In English
The annual "kanji" Chinese character of the year in Japan went to "ring" on Thursday, after Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, often referred to in local print media as "five rings." (Straits Times)
IOC approves five new sports, including surfing and skateboard, for 2020 Olympics
Baseball/softball return for first time since 2008. Karate and sports climbing also added for Tokyo Games in four years. Ref. USAToday.
Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other international sports for 4 years over doping violations. The move, by the World Anti-Doping Agency, will effectively prevent Russia from having any formal presence at both the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. Ref. USAToday.
Exclusive: 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, likely to 2021, veteran IOC member Dick Pound says. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, Dick Pound tells USA TODAY Sports the International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Summer Games. “The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24," Pound said. Ref. USAToday.
Good sense prevailed. I couldn't understand how Tokyo could believe that they could pull off the Olympics with a global pandemic!
A pause from Tokyo 2020 Olympics to share wisdom from the good old days:
Today is: 2nd June (GMT), in history on the 2nd of June, 1504 AD the following birth happened:
George / Joris van Egmont: Bishop of Utrecht