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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Robots and reconstruction: can Tokyo 2020 top 1964’s Olympic legacy?

The Japanese capital’s futuristic first Games in 1964 set a dazzlingly high bar it will struggle to reach next yearThere is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan’s capital first won the right to…

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Robots and reconstruction: can Tokyo 2020 top 1964’s Olympic legacy?

The Japanese capital’s futuristic first Games in 1964 set a dazzlingly high bar it will struggle to reach next yearThere is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan’s capital first won the right to…

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Aiba stripped of right to run boxing tournament at Tokyo Olympics

• IOC announcement folows six-month Deloitte review• New organisation to be in place by JuneAmateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been stripped of its right to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing tournament.However the International Olympic Committ…

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Rory McIlroy declares intention to play for Ireland at 2020 Olympic Games

• McIlroy did not play at 2016 Games in Rio• World No4 said: ‘I’m excited to play for Ireland’Rory McIlroy is expected to compete for Ireland at next year’s Olympics after revealing a change of stance regarding his participation. McIlroy was one of a n…

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Tiger Woods: ‘Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes’ – video

Tiger Woods has said that featuring for the USA in the 2020 Olympics remains firmly on his radar. The Masters champion was speaking to media at Bethpage Black Course ahead of the US PGA Championship, which he has won four times in the past.Tiger Woods …

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Shirtless Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua in bid for third Olympic sport

Cult hero of Rio 2016 targets sprint kayaking for 2020Taufatofua will also attempt to qualify in taekwondoPita Taufatofua, the Tongan who attracted 250 million Google hits when he appeared oiled and shirtless in his national costume at the Rio Olympics…

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Shirtless Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua in bid for third Olympic sport

Cult hero of Rio 2016 targets sprint kayaking for 2020Taufatofua will also attempt to qualify in taekwondoPita Taufatofua, the Tongan who attracted 250 million Google hits when he appeared oiled and shirtless in his national costume at the Rio Olympics…

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Charging Paralympians extra for accessible hotel rooms? I expect more from Japan | Anne Wafula Strike

As a Paralympic athlete, I know the Tokyo 2020 Games can be a catalyst for change. But Japan must shift how it treats disabilityThe Paralympic Games cannot, and should not, be expected to resolve every aspect of disability inequality or remove the prac…

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Amanda Spratt: ‘I think about Tokyo 2020 every day’

After her ‘best year yet’ in 2018, Australian cyclist Amanda Spratt is eyeing off Giro Rosa success and the OlympicsAmanda Spratt is on a high. After more than a decade of hard work on the gruelling international cycling circuit, the 31-year-old from P…

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Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

• Paralympics GB team hit with ‘huge headache’ for training camp• Senior figure says hotels have shown a ‘total lack of interest’British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded th…

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Tokyo Olympics: Mo Farah’s bid for marathon gold will mean dawn start

• Nine athletics finals will take place in the morning sessions• Schedule ‘substantially different’ with men’s marathon at 6amMo Farah’s bid for Olympic gold in the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics will mean an early start after it was announced that the…

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Sky Brown, 10, boosts Olympic hopes with National skateboard title

• Youngster triumphs with gold medal at event in Salford• Brown set to become Britain’s youngest summer OlympianTen-year-old Sky Brown took her first significant step towards becoming Britain’s youngest summer Olympian by winning the gold medal at the …

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Shauna Coxsey: Britain’s No 1 climber aims to scale Olympic heights in Tokyo

The 26-year-old from Runcorn still finds it ‘crazy and surreal’ that climbing will make its Olympic debut in 2020 – but she is desperate to be there“Climbing is one of the most natural things we can do as humans,” declares Shauna Coxsey, with a beaming…

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Jordan Thomas: ‘I can go forward and create my own history. I make my own story’ | Giles Richards

Tokyo 2020 is the latest goal for the British karateka whose career has been defined by determination and self-beliefIt was in 2016 when Jordan Thomas won karate’s world championship in Austria, that he knew his destiny was firmly in his hands long bef…

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Peony Knight hoping to ride wave of success all the way to Tokyo Olympics | Giles Richards

British surfer is still only 21 years old but is a formidable talent and fiercely determined to take her board to the GamesBritain’s Peony Knight is an athlete with her sights set on riding the crest of a wave when surfing makes it debut at the Tokyo O…

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Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

Tsunekazu Takeda denies claims relating to payments to consultancy linked to son of disgraced ex-Olympic officialThe president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to…

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Sky Brown: a 10-year-old skater who could become the UK’s youngest summer Olympian – video

Sky Brown is the 10-year-old skateboard prodigy who has taken her sport by storm. Since signing her first professional deal at the age of seven, she has gone on to compete – and win – against women twice her size. She will seek to qualify for Tokyo 202…

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Sky Brown: 10-year-old skateboarder set to compete for Team GB at Olympics

Youngster set to become Britain’s youngest summer OlympianBrown will be 12 years old at start of Tokyo Games in 2020She’s already the world’s youngest professional skateboarder, with an Instagram following of 300,000 hanging on her every video, from le…

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Women in line to form majority of Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

• BOA believes history will be made in next year’s selection• Investment and IOC’s gender balance pledge among reasonsThe British Olympic Association is expecting to make history by selecting more women than men for next year’s Olympics, the Guardian c…

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Sebastian Coe backs ‘purple patch’ Laura Muir to paint Tokyo gold in 2020

• Ability to change pace puts Muir among the greats, says Coe • Coe: there is ‘no question’ Muir can win Olympic goldSebastian Coe believes there is “absolutely no question” Laura Muir can win Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 after her “double-double” at the…