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Tokyo Olympics

Japan Is Evicting This Man To Build An Olympic Stadium..

Reuters | Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

By Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh TOKYO (Reuters) - Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front ...

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...

World, Meet The 2020 Hide-And-Seek Olympic Team

Posted 02.14.2014 | Parents

Your toddlers might one day be in the Olympics playing a game they've already perfected. A Japanese professor is lobbying to make hide-and-seek an off...

Hagel's Productive Asia-Pacific Tour

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
William Bradley

While the Obama Administration is in the surreal situation of suddenly mounting its biggest congressional lobbying effort since national health care on behalf of missile and bombing raids against Syria, it's important not to lose site of a more coherent aspect of the president's geopolitics.

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.

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...

Eleazar David Melendez

Why 2020 Olympic Bidders Should Be Hoping For Second Place

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Rio Wins! Good News for the Global South

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Countries like Brazil are now in a position to compete successfully in the athletic events that comprise the Games, and also to provide the venue for the competition.

Rio Olympics: World Reactions

The Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, celebrations were held, as the city granted the right to host the 2016 Olympics - the first city in South America to host the games.

Tokyo 2016 Olympics Pitch: Best For Athletes, Environment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN — Tokyo has made its case to host the 2016 Olympics as the best bid for athletes. Tokyo's bid team told IOC members Friday that thei...

2016 Olympics Vote: All Eyes On Obama

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The crowd at President Barack Obama's victory rally stretched from one end of Grant Park to the other, spilling onto nearby sidewalks ...

2016 Olympics Will Come Down To 'A Couple Of Votes': IOC Chief Rogge

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LONDON — IOC president Jacques Rogge expects the race for the 2016 Olympics to be decided by "a couple of votes" and says Chicago's chances shou...