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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto dismissed figures in an academic report published on Tuesday that showed the Tokyo Olympics were set to be the most expensive in history, even before the additional costs to be incurred by the Games' postponement.
TOKYO, Sept 14 (AFP) : Japan's ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country's next prime minister.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Olympic Minister insists the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Games must be held "at any cost", while the International Olympic Committee says only that it is committed to delivering a safe event.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi has left to join the Japan Sports Agency, the organising committee said on Friday, a departure that comes just 10 months before the start of the rearranged Games.
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee has confidence in its preparations and in Japanese government support for next year's Tokyo Olympics, but said all scenarios would be discussed in the coming weeks amid the ongoing pandemic.
TOKYO (AFP): The postponed Olympics must be held next year "by all means", Tokyo's governor said Wednesday (Sept 9), becoming the latest official to insist the event is feasible despite the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Even if the COVID-19 pandemic does not prevent the Tokyo Olympics from going ahead next year, the blazing summer heat in the Japanese capital could still make the Games 'a nightmare', an advisor to the organising committee has told Reuters.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The Olympic Games' cost overruns in recent decades are a result of the International Olympic Committee's delay in undertaking deep reforms, and it is now paying the price, said the lead author of new Oxford University research.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have not extended sponsors' contracts set to expire at the end of the year, sources said, leaving some questioning whether to continue after COVID-19 forced a delay of the world's largest sporting event.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held "at any cost" in 2021, Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday.