Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

  • 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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  • Sevens Retained For Paris Olympics 2024

    The International Olympic Committee has decided to retain all 28 sports that featured at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme meaning that sevens rugby union will continue to play a part. The decision, taken by the IOC membership at the IOC Session in Lima last week, ratifies the earlier recommendation of the IOC executive board and is another endorsement of Rugby 7s, which made a debut at the Rio Games. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “World Rugby, li...

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  • IOC To Recommend Rugby Continues For 2024 Olympics

    ... passionate fans for making sevens the best it can possibly be. “We now await the decision of the IOC session and continue to be fully committed to the Olympic Charter and the highest standards of anti-doping as we look to what promises to be a spectacular Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and, hopefully, beyond." See also... Sevens Must Seize The Moment In 2017 Olympics Bring 17m New Fans To Rugby Olympic Inclusion To Bring Hundreds Of Millions Into Rugby...

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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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  • World Rugby Events Set For Dublin, Belfast, San Francisco And San Jose

    ... baseball's San Francisco Giants - and the Avaya Stadium in San Jose - the base for Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes - will provide the stages for the world’s top men's and women's rugby sevens players to showcase their talent ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The stadiums have capacities of 41,500 and 18,000 respectively and the competition dates will be announced in due course. The San Francisco Bay area was praised by World Rugby for being a major tourism and sports locatio...

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  • IRB Launches 7s Tender Process

    ... successfully repeated in Moscow 2013 with the IRB announcing last year that the next event would move to 2018 to sit within the middle of the Olympic cycle, providing the 40 participating teams with the optimum competition platform in the lead in to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Since the creation of the IRB Sevens World Series by the IRB in 1999, the grand-prix style event has been the stage for great entertainment, drama and incredible feats of skill with the likes of Kenya, Fiji, Samoa, Cana...

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  • Tokyo Stadium Not Ready for RWC 2019

    Reuters have reported 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...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    The president of the Japan 2019 organising committee, Akira Shimazu, has talked to the BBC about the ticketing challenges his team is facing at the next Rugby World Cup. Please find an excerpt from the article below: "We have 12 host venues but we actually have 19 local governments covering those 12 venues," he says. "I've 40 years' experience working in that world." A World Cup in Japan is by turns exciting and challenging. From the 72,327 capacity at the International Yokohama Stadium - where...

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