AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Coming out against the Olympics could be significant since the newspaper, like many in Japan, is a sponsor of the postponed Olympics that are to open on July 23.
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 03:20 PM IST
If John Coates was trying to stir controversy, he succeeded.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 01:15 PM IST
The 70-year-old Australian concedes there is uncertainty because of the continuing spread of the virus but thinks it is vitally important that the Games go ahead.
Sydney | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST
John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”
Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Organisers have battled everything from fears over deadly heat to persistent questions about the cost of the Games and how Tokyo won its bid.
Lausanne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:59 PM IST
IOC president Thomas Bach used that phrase in the run-up to the awarding of the 2024 Games, for which Paris won the right, with Los Angeles handed the 2028 Games at the same time.
Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
The decision came at a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia in Bangkok late Sunday, with Australia welcoming the move as “a very positive outcome”.
Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Local organisers did little to dampen fears earlier this year when they announced that marathon runners at the 2020 Olympics would face a brutal uphill finish in outlining the race route.