North Korea pulls out of Tokyo games over Covid-19 fears

ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – North Korea on Tuesday withdrew from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of coronavirus fears, becoming the first country to formally exit the event. The decision was taken during a North Korean Olympic committee session in Pyongyang last month, Japan’s Kyodo News quoted a website run by North Korea’s Sports Ministry as saying. … Continue reading


Seoul notifies IOC of plans to co-host 2032 Olympics with NoKor

  MOSCOW (TASS/PNA) – Authorities of the South Korean capital of Seoul sent a proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating an intention to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games with North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. “Seoul’s metropolitan government said Thursday it has notified the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its bid … Continue reading


IOC back in Tokyo as world prepares for next year’s Games

IOC back in Tokyo as world prepares for next year’s Games For the first time since February 2020, the IOC’s Coordination Commission Chair, John Coates, returned to Japan with IOC President Thomas Bach for the joint International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Tokyo 2020 Project Review. The meetings, held between 16 and 18 November, … Continue reading


With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step for the organisers, with only one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 open on … Continue reading


No need for ‘drastic decisions’ on Tokyo Olympics for now: IOC

LAUSANNE (PNA/Xinhua) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said there is “no need for any drastic decisions” regarding this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite growing concern over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The IOC made a statement after its executive board held a teleconference with international federations on how to deal with … Continue reading