2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

A postman rides a bike past the construction site of the athlete's village for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in Harumi in Tokyo, Friday, June 2, 2017. The cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is nearly twice the initial estimate despite a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of associated costs when they bid to host the Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organizers announced this week that the estimated cost is now 1.4 trillion yen ($12.6 billion). The bid estimate was 730 billion yen ($6.6 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of...
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April 27, 2017 - 12:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain steady through the fiscal year ending in March 2018. The Bank of Japan said demand spurred by preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. If Phelps returns to competitive swimming, the demands of training would surely cut heavily into his family time. That's why, if he tries to predict what the future might hold, it doesn't include a sixth Olympics at Tokyo in 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 19, 2017 - 2:25 am
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming. Not yet anyway. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . But, in a tantalizing concession that he hasn't totally...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, is flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman, second from right, and UCLA chancellor Gene Block, right, during a news conference in Los Angeles. As the IOC moves the goalpost in the 2024 Olympic contest, bid leaders from Los Angeles and Paris head to a campaign event in Denmark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 unsure of exactly what they are shooting for. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:17 am
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Los Angeles and Paris made a direct appeal Tuesday to Olympic sports leaders in their bids to host the 2024 Games amid the ongoing politics of possibly awarding hosting rights for 2028 at the same time. In the first of three campaign events this year, the two 2024 Olympic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, is flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman, second from right, and UCLA chancellor Gene Block, right, during a news conference in Los Angeles. As the IOC moves the goalpost in the 2024 Olympic contest, bid leaders from Los Angeles and Paris head to a campaign event in Denmark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 unsure of exactly what they are shooting for. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 02, 2017 - 7:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — As the IOC moves the goalposts in the 2024 Olympic contest, bid leaders from Los Angeles and Paris head to a campaign event in Denmark on Tuesday unsure of exactly what they are shooting for. While both cities are bidding for the 2024 Games, the 2028 hosting rights are also in play,...
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Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, left, welcomes her London counterpart, Sadiq Khan, before their meeting with the mayor of Seoul at the City Hall of Paris, France, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life conditions, after growing uncertainty about automakers efforts to skirt rules intended to limit pollutants. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 02, 2017 - 6:36 am
GENEVA (AP) — As the IOC moves the goalposts in the 2024 Olympic contest, bid leaders from Los Angeles and Paris head to a campaign event in Denmark on Tuesday unsure of exactly what they are shooting for. While both cities are bidding for the 2024 Games, the 2028 hosting rights are also in play,...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, is escorted by South Korea's Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn for a meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 6:41 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly hinted at awarding the hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, is escorted by South Korea's Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn for a meeting in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 4:52 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly hinted at picking both LA and Paris by awarding both the 2024 and...
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March 17, 2017 - 2:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster. The International Olympic Committee approved the use of Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium as an additional...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley directs her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. Two people with knowledge of the decision say Dawn Staley will be the next U.S. women's basketball Olympic coach. They spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, March 9, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn't been publicly announced. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
March 09, 2017 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team turned to its past to find its next coach. Dawn Staley will coach the team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said two people with knowledge of the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the...
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