Tag: Japan

Japan plan 10,000-fans cap ahead of Games

Japan to set 10000 capacity cap

Japan is planning to set a limit of 10,000 fans at sports events ahead of the Olympics, a Cabinet Minister said on Wednesday, as organizers weigh the pros and cons of how many domestic spectators can attend the Games – the greatest sporting show on the planet – all set to begin on July... » Read more

Australia step up to hold rugby showpiece

Rugby Australia launches bid for World Cup 2027

Following a bid being launched in Sydney (Australia) on May 20th with a rally cry of ‘Game On’, Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan said that staging the 2027 World Cup would be a “once-in-a-generation opportunity”. ‘The Guardian’ stated that the bid projects that if the 2027... » Read more

Stately arena planned in Japan City Osaka

Japan Osaka Arena redevelopment

A new 18,000-person arena is being planned to be built within the Osaka Expo Memorial Park (Japan). An announcement in this regard was made by Hirofumi Yoshimura, Governor of Osaka Prefecture, who informed that a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Corporation Urban Development (MCUD), Anschutz... » Read more

‘Tokyo 2020 may be a closed-door event’

Tokyo 2020 may be held behind closed doors

This is straight from the horse’s mouth – Tokyo 2020 (Japan) President Seiko Hashimoto has acknowledged the Olympic and Paralympic Games may be a closed door event as organizers seek to allay fears over hosting the multisport event as the COVID-19 situation takes a dangerous turn in... » Read more

Planned Hiroshima venue to go beyond football

Japan Hiroshima new stadium

The City of Hiroshima (Japan) recently announced the winning consortium for its project – a new football stadium which will serve as the digs of the J-League Division 1 (J1) football club – Sanfrecce Hiroshima – after four consortia presented their respective proposals. The... » Read more

Overseas fans likely ‘no’ for Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics with no overseas fans

Japan is mulling on allowing limited spectators in the Tokyo Olympics this summer as the country has reported a rise in coronavirus cases again. Public opinion polls in Japan have suggested persistent concern about the safety of hosting the Games. Tokyo is currently under a ‘state of emergency’... » Read more

Quake damage assessment of Tokyo 2020 venues

Tokyo venues assessed after earthquake

Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues are to be assessed for damage following an earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on the night of February 13th. More than 120 people have been reported injured. Japan’s Meteorological Agency believes this was an... » Read more

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