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IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears

Apo - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.

IOC helping N. Korean athletes prepare for Olympics

Bejing - The International Olympic Committee is working on a special programme to help North Korean athletes take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday.

Japan's Olympic golf venue admits first female members

Apo - Japan's golf venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has granted full membership to women for the first time, after lifting a ban under pressure from Games authorities.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics 'back on track' after rocky start

Apo - On a nondescript patch of land east of Tokyo, cranes are whirring frantically against a city skyscraper backdrop as 200 workers toil on the 2020 Olympic canoe venue.

Review: Salina Solomon will blow you away with new album '20/20' Special

On March 24, singer-songwriter Salina Solomon has independently released her new album "20/20." Digital Journal has the scoop.

'Extremely worried' Olympics body threatens to expel boxing

Pyeongchang - The International Olympic Committee threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport's controversial governing body and said concerns lingered over possible match-fixing at Rio 2016.

Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions

Toukyo - International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region.

Relief for Tokyo as first new 2020 Olympic venue opens

Toukyo - Tokyo opened its first new permanent venue for the 2020 Olympics Saturday in a welcome public relations boost for the organisers after a series of setbacks.

Olympic stadium worker's suicide was 'death from overwork'

Toukyo - A 23-year-old construction worker on Tokyo's Olympic Stadium killed himself due to overwork, his family's lawyer said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked alarm in the workaholic nation.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted

Toukyo - Tokyo Olympic organisers said Wednesday that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to a venue intended for triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2020 Games.

Japan launches 'telework' campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

Toukyo - Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture.

Tokyo Olympic stadium worker's suicide due to overwork: family

Toukyo - The suicide of a 23-year-old worker on Tokyo's Olympic stadium was due to overwork, his family said, as Japan races to finish building venues for the 2020 Games.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

Toukyo - For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.But spare a thought for Tokyo 2020 organisers, who face the added risk of a devastating earthquake or tsunami.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Japan Olympics golf club 'baffled' over sexism row

Toukyo - The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests to lift its ban on women becoming full members.

European broadcaster believes in Olympic gold

Paris - The cost of Olympic television rights may look hair-raising but Eurosport is confident it will get back the 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion) it laid out to get European rights, according to its chief executive.

Loew extends Germany reign until 2020

Berlin - Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.

Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Toukyo - A formal investigation found no evidence of bribery by Japanese officials on Thursday after probing a $2 million payment made during Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.French prosecutors said in May that they were investigating the 2.

New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe

Toukyo - Tokyo's new governor on Tuesday promised a formal review of the megacity's problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics as concerns grow over soaring costs.

Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 White House race

Cleveland - The 2016 US presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland the battle for the party's 2020 White House nomination is already raging.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan to probe Black Tidings Olympics payments

Toukyo - Japan's Olympic committee on Wednesday announced its own probe of $2 million allegedly paid to secure the 2020 Games -- some of which was used to buy luxury watches, according to French investigators.

Japan's Abe vows cooperation in French Olympic payments probe

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday vowed cooperation with French investigators probing payments allegedly made to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Olympics.

Inquiry says $2 million payment fuels Tokyo Olympics suspicions

Paris - French investigators said on Thursday they suspect that $2 million paid to a son of disgraced athletics supremo Lamine Diack was to get support for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics bid.Some 2.8 million Singapore dollars (1.

French prosecutors investigate Rio, Tokyo bids for 2016, 2020 Olympics

Paris - French prosecutors are investigating suspicions of corruption surrounding bidding for this year's Rio Olympics and the 2020 Games in Tokyo, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

2020 Tokyo logo plagiarism case set for February

Brussels - The court hearing in the plagiarism case taken by a Belgian graphic designer against the International Olympic Committee over a logo for the Tokyo 2020 Games will take place in Liege next February, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Huge growth expected in global digital signage market by 2020

According to Hexa Research, the overall market development speed, infrastructural growth, and decrease of price display panels will completely reface the global digital signage market as we know it.
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