The Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Sunday that the country won’t be participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as COVID-19 continues to spread globally.
COC, along with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) made the decision on March 22, urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Games this year, according to a statement published by CBC News on Twitter.
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has officially announced that she will give up her U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in the upcoming 2020 Olympics.
The 21-year-old athlete, who was born to a Japanese mother and Haitian father, says becoming a Japanese citizen and representing her birth country in the Olympics is a “special desire.”
In anticipation for the 2020 Olympics, condom makers in Japan are preparing something special for foreign visitors.
Tokyo’s iconic condom store Condomania and local condom manufacturer Okamoto has developed a new line of condoms featuring traditional Japanese ukiyo-e artwork.
The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games just got more epic as organizers of the events announced that they are planning to launch robots from the hit anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam” into space.
The project, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the University of Tokyo, will launch a microsatellite, called “G Satellite” with a measurement of 30 centimeters (11 inches) long, 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) wide, into orbit along with the 10 centimeters models of the Gundam and Char’s Zaku robots from the series, according to Japan Times.
Japan’s top convenience stores will stop selling sexually-explicit magazines in consideration of three major international sports events that the country is scheduled to host.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in various locations across Japan from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2, while the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will find home in Tokyo from July 24 to Aug. 9 and Aug. 25 to Sept. 6, respectively, next year.
A Japanese security firm is eyeing to deploy modern ninjas as security officers for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
For over a year now, SCC Co. has found tremendous success in having its guards dressed as ninjas, according to Japan Times. The security firm is reportedly based in Koka, a city in Shiga Prefecture known as the birthplace of a prominent ninja school.