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2020 Olympics

Womenomics Makes Headway

Kathy Kemper | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Kathy Kemper

Japan is getting serious about gender equality, and, despite doubters, recent signs point to progress. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made empowerment for women one of his top three reform "arrows" aimed at rekindling the economy two years ago and set about making policies to boost female participation in Japan's workforce.

10-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Swimmer At A World Championship

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.07.2015 | Sports

For the typical elementary school swimmer, being able to dog paddle in the pool is an accomplishment. But 10-year-old Alzain Tareq isn't your typical...

Japan's Axed Olympic Stadium Plan A Warning For Boston

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that the country will nix plans for a controversial stadium that would have served as the ce...

You Might See Surfing And Karate At The 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

Still waiting on tug-of-war to make its comeback.

Tokyo Airport Running Track Gets Rat Race Ready For 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports

Tokyo's airport prepares for even the non-Olympic runners.

Before 2020 Olympics, Here's How Tokyo Can Upgrade the Foreign Tourist Experience

Charli James | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Charli James

Unlike host countries such as Brazil and Russia, Japan won't have to fight hard to curb crime and corruption ahead of the Games. But the 2020 Games will bring attention and international travelers to Tokyo in droves, and there are a few areas where Tokyo falls behind in foreign tourist friendliness.

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

This Week's Travel Tuesday Is...

Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel

On Sunday, it was announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics -- winning out over Madrid and Istanbul. Though that's a while from now, why no...

LOOK: Venues For The 2020 Tokyo Olympics

AP | BY JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

TOKYO -- The venues planned for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo both look to the future and incorporate the past. A futuristic 80,000-seat main stadium wi...

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Wrestling Is Back!

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even mo...

What Winning Tokyo 2020 Olympics Means For Japan

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

TOKYO — A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan's reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city's triumphan...

And The Host Of The 2020 Olympics Is...

AP | JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

TOKYO — Cheers and shouts of "Banzai!!" echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city's successful bid ...

Three Cities Vie To Host 2020 Olympics

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The 2020 Olympics will be held in either Tokyo or Istanbul after Madrid was eliminated in the first round of Saturday's vot...

2020 Olympics: Which City Will Host?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

WHAT: Selection of host city for 2020 Summer Olympics. WHERE: Buenos Aires, Argentina. VENUE: Hilton Hotel. ...

Eleazar David Melendez

2020 Olympics Likely To Go To Madrid: Source | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- Just three days before the International Olympic Committee is expected to decide which city will host the Summer Games in 2020, an expert ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Why 2020 Olympic Bidders Should Be Hoping For Second Place | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

This weekend seems certain to bring raucous celebration to the streets of Madrid, Tokyo or Istanbul, as the International Olympic Committee awards the...

Wrestling, Baseball Closer To Olympic Return

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — And now for the gold-medal match. Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport ...

U.S. And Iran Agree .... On Wrestling

AP | By NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a...


AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Ol...

Source: Wrestling Dropped From 2020 Olympics

AP | By STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, an official familiar with the decision...

Olympics To Cut 1 Sport

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders are meeting this week to decide which sport to drop from the Olympic program and how to deal with the fallou...

Olympic Rowing Fever

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kuae Kelch Mattox

Olympic fever is at an all time high in my household, and it started even before the torch arrived at last week's opening ceremony.

U.S. Backs Out Of 2020 Olympics Bid

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.22.2011 | Sports

This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics. Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the...

Denver Olympic Bid Gets Boost From USOC's Decision Not To Pursue 2020 Games

Colorado Springs Gazette | BRIAN GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Olympic Committee doesn't plan to bid on the 2020 Summer Games,...