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  • Japan RWC2019 And Tokyo 2020 Team Up

    RWC2019 in Japan has signed a landmark collaboration agreement with the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, under which the two organisations will exchange knowledge and resources to maximise benefits and impacts for their respective events. Officials will share their experiences in terms of preparing for and managing major sporting events, including security measures, transport infrastructure, venue management, volunteer programmes and anti-doping programmes. A signing ceremony to mark...

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  • Roof To Be Scrapped At 2019 RWC Final Stadium

    Japan’s sports minister has revealed that the roof planned for the country’s new Olympic Stadium could be scrapped in order to ensure that construction work is completed in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The £867 million stadium in Tokyo will act as the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics as well as the Rugby World Cup a year earlier and Hakubun Shimomura has indicated that construction of the state-of-the-art retractable roof should be delayed until after the Olympics. He has also suggest...

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  • £50m Shortfall Predicted By Japan 2019 Organisers

    Japan Today has reported that Yoshiro Mori, vice president of the organizing committee for Rugby World Cup 2019, said last week that the inability to use the new national stadium will cost organizers 10 billion yen (£50m). Speaking in Tokyo, Mori said the government’s decision to scrap the original plan, that would have had an 80,000-seat stadium ready for the 2019 event, will result in reduced revenues for the Rugby World Cup. He apparenty said that to make up for the shortfall, 2019 organis...

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  • Tokyo Stadium Not Ready for RWC 2019

    ... that World Rugby officials are seeking urgent talks with organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup following Friday's surprise announcement that Japan's proposed new national stadium won't be ready in time for the tournament. The 80,000-seat stadium in Tokyo, which is also the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics, was scheduled to host the biggest matches in 2019, including the opening game and the final of the first rugby World Cup awarded to Asia. But those plans were all thrown out the window...

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  • World Rugby Settles For Reduced Capacity At Major Japan 2019 Games

    World Rugby has revealed that the 2019 World Cup final will take place at the Yokohama Stadium, while the opening game and ceremony will be staged at the Tokyo Stadium. The revised plan is necessary after it was announced that the new National Stadium will not be ready in time for the tournament and the fact that the two replacement grounds for these two big occasions have smaller capacities will be a big blow to organisers. Yokohama Stadium has a capacity of just over 70,000 and Tokyo Stadium c...

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  • Japan Unveils Venues For RWC2019

    The 12 cities and stadiums that will host matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan were revealed this week at simultaneous announcements in Tokyo and at World Rugby headquarters in Dublin. Venues are located in an even geographical spread across Japan, from Sapporo City in the north to Kumamoto City in the south. There is also a range of stadium capacities ranging from 80,000 at the New National Stadium in Tokyo to 15,000 at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium. Rugby World Cup Limited chairma...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    ... newborns in the grand scheme of things. Fewer than 25,000 turned up at the Toyota Stadium - capacity 45,000 - last Saturday to watch the Brave Blossoms lose 26-13 to Scotland. On top of that, there is competition from the Olympics that will take place in Tokyo less than a year after the World Cup. Shimazu and his team wanted the ticket-selling process up and running by the end of this year, but that's not going to happen. Some of the leading rugby nations were successful in their bid to have th...

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  • RWC Stadium Doubts In Tokyo & Belfast

    In another twist to the stadium saga, the insidethegames website has reported that Tokyo 2020's new Olympic Stadium could still be used at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, according to the project's architect. The venue, which will be the showpiece fixture of the Games in the Japanese capital in just over four years, was withdrawn as a World Cup venue due to delays surrounding the original stadium design being scrapped. Matches, including the final, were moved to the International Stadium in Y...

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  • Abernethy As RWC 2019 General Manager

    World Rugby has appointed Rob Abernethy as RWC 2019 general manager. Based full-time in Tokyo, he will oversee day-to-day management of the tournament organisers. Abernethy will be responsible for supporting and assisting the host union (Japan Rugby Football Union) and organising committee (Japan Rugby 2019) as they deliver the event in accordance with World Rugby's requirements. Abernethy brings a wealth of major event experience to this position, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2002 C...

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  • SECOM Sponsors As Japan 2019 To Announce Fixtures And Tickets Two Years Out

    ... worldwide partners: Emirates; Heineken; Land Rover; Mastercard; Société Générale and DHL and now Canon, TOTO Ltd and SECOM as official sponsors. The announcement of the match schedule and ticketing programme for RWC2019 will be on held on 2 November in Tokyo - exactly two years ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019 final. The match schedule announcement will be streamed live via www.rugbyworldcup.com from 15:30 Japan time (7.30am in the UK) and will reveal the date, venue and kick-off time of e...

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