Tokyo Olympics 2020 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The move brings Japan in line with many other countries that have already adopted the environmentally friendly measure, but it will only come into effect in July 2020

Hit by scandal, boxing trials new judging system for Tokyo Olympics

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The new, computerized system makes the judges' scoring visible in real time in a bid to avoid the sort of controversy that plagued the 2016 Rio Olympics

CRISIS-RIDDLED. Boxing was recently threatened with expulsion from the Games over mismanagement by governing body AIBA, which was stripped of the right to organize the competition at Tokyo 2020. Photo from Shutterstock


Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Roger Federer shoots for the Olympic men's singles gold medal – the only major prize he has yet to win

STAR-STUDDED. Roger Federer completed the Big 3 in the Tokyo Olympics as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also vow to compete next year. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

EJ Obiena proud to be 1st Filipino to make 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:23 PM

'I didn't know I'm the first Filipino. That just changed my world. I take pride in that,' says pole vault star EJ Obiena

OLYMPIC BERTH. EJ Obiena focuses on his maiden Olympic berth. Photo from EJ Obiena's Instagram (@soon_ej)

Carlos Yulo overcomes jitters to clinch Olympic berth

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Carlos Yulo's World Championships performance books him a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

HISTORY. Carlos Edriel Yulo does a difficult routine on the parallel bars of the all-around qualifiers in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Monday, October 7 at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo from release

Carlos Yulo qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo becomes the second Filipino to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IMPRESSIVE. Carlos Yulo qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at 19 years old. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Alvin Pasaol forgoes PBA Draft to chase PH 3x3 Olympic dream

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:03 PM

A potential PBA first-round draft pick, Alvin Pasaol opts to focus on the Philippines’ bid to qualify in Olympic 3x3 basketball

DRIVEN. Alvin Pasaol (right) thinks the Philippines has a strong shot at earning a 3x3 Olympic qualifier slot. Photo release

Doncic's Slovenia handed Olympic qualifying chance

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:17 PM

NBA Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic hopes to debut in the 2020 Olympics as Slovenia secures a berth in the qualifying tournament

LAST CHANCE. Luka Doncic vies to lead Slovenia's final shot at a 2020 Olympic seat. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Gilas expectedly misses Olympic cut as Serbia leads qualifiers pool

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Philippines won't see action in the Olympic qualifiers after failing to make the cut in the FIBA wild card

Photo from fiba.basketball

Popovich 'thrilled' as U.S. qualifies for Tokyo 2020 basketball

Sep 10, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Team USA secures a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth as it chases its 4th straight FIBA World Cup crown

OLYMPICS-BOUND. Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers leads US against the Brazilians with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Photo from FIBA

Tokyo tests athlete transport ahead of 2020 Olympics

Aug 26, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Organizers are trying to gauge the effect of the Olympics on traffic with 11,000 athletes due to participate in the Games

BIGGEST SPORTING STAGE. Expectations are high as Tokyo hosts the upcoming Summer Games. File Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


PH tankers make Tokyo 2020 Olympics B cut

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Luke Gebbie and Remedy Rule are the first Filipino swimmers to make the Olympic Selection Time B for Tokyo 2020

STAR SWIMMERS. Remedy Rule (left) and Luke Gebbie moves a step into qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos courtesy of Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

Philippine football chief appointed chef de mission to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Mariano Araneta is set to lead Team Philippines in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

OLYMPICS-BOUND. Mariano 'Nonong' Araneta  of the Philippine Football Federation is responsible for the national athletes bound for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Daniel Caluag picked for Tokyo 2020 Olympics BMX test event

Aug 09, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Former Asian Games gold medalist Daniel Caluag is one of the 64 riders in the world picked to join the Tokyo 2020 Olympics' BMX test run

OLYMPIC BID. Daniel Caluag shows promise in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Hidilyn Diaz receives P2 million for Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid

Aug 09, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The country's top weightlifter gets financial support to pump up her bid to win the country's first Olympic gold medal

TOP WEIGHTLIFTER. Hidilyn Diaz wins the 2018 Asian Games women's 53kg weightlifting gold. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Going for gold: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics medal designs

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The Olympic medals, made from recycled materials collected from old electronics, come on ribbons that use traditional Japanese checkered patterns and graphics

GLITTERY. The 2020 Olympic medals reflect myriad patterns of light to symbolize the energy of the athletes. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Mayweather made 'special advisor' to China boxing team

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

China hopes to boost its boxing medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with retired superstar Floyd Mayweather

NEW CHALLENGE. Floyd Mayweather, whose perfect 50-0 record includes a conquest of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, reportedly plans to 'go all-out' with the Chinese team. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

New Japan hotels must be wheelchair accessible before Tokyo 2020

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

At least 1% of rooms in newly built and refurbished hotels or traditional inns must be barrier-free for wheelchair users by September 2019

WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY. Improvements in travel and lodging will be made for the disabled in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from ShutterStock

LOOK: Tokyo reveals Olympic mascots’ names

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Tokyo 2020 organizers formally introduce Miraitowa and Someity to the world

DEBUT. Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (L) and Someity appear at their debut event in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nori/AFP

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Aug 24, 2016 - 9:12 PM

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Tokyo reviews cost, environmental impact of 2020 Games venues

Jun 11, 2014 - 3:43 PM

We need to examine with realistic thinking what kind of legacy these plans would leave after the Olympics says Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe

2020 Olympics candidate cities set for bid delivery

Jan 06, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Istanbul Madrid and Tokyo will all be sending high profile delegations to present their candidature files to the International Olympic Committee on Monday in Lausanne

The candidate cities: Tokyo, Madrid, and Istanbul.