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tokyo unveils olympic, paralympic mascots




the official mascots for the 2020 olympics and paralympics have been unveiled at a ceremony in downtown tokyo.the mascot for the olympics is named miraitowa while the paralympic mascot will be known as someity.miraitowa is a combination of the japanese words for future and eternity while someity com...



japan picks its mascots for tokyo 2020 olympic games




(tokyo) — the schoolchildren have had their say: a pair of futuristic digital characters will be the mascots for the tokyo 2020 olympics and paralympics.organizers unveiled the winning designs at a school in tokyo on wednesday.a total of 205,755 classes at 16,769 elementary schools took part in se...



japan unveils 2019 rugby world cup mascots




mascots ren and g are pictured during a photo session to unveil the official mascots of the rugby world cup 2019 in tokyo, on january 26, 2018. (afp)the pair of pot-bellied lions is named “ren” and “g”. they’re inspired by “shishi", japan’s mythical lion-like figure.



ioc and paralympic movement strengthen partnership




pyeongchang: the international olympic committee and international paralympic committee have signed an agreement extension that stipulates that the olympic host city must also organise the paralympics until at least 2032.in the country that first brought the two moments together at the same time and...



stunning fireworks at olympic stadium




the 2018 winter paralympic games kicked off in pyeongchang, friday, with a lively opening ceremony at the olympic stadium featuring a fireworks display.the colorful entertainment helped to create the festive atmosphere of the xxii winter paralympic games.



apps for the olympic games




for those who want an olympic games app with live streaming of the olympic torch relay.the pyeongchang 2018 official app is from the pyeongchang organizing committee for the 2018 olympic & paralympic winter games. with it you can get news on the olympic torch relay with live streaming, check out dai...



boulder valley teachers embark for japan in 'olympic friendships' initiative




three elementary school teachers from the boulder valley school district will be traveling to japan this week as part of a cultural development program in advance of the 2020 tokyo olympics."olympic friendships: elementary education for global competency in japan and the united states" is a two-year...



kate middleton cheers prince william at basketball




the 2018 olympic winter games may be over, and the paralympic winter games may have also come to a close in pyeongchang, but prince william and kate middleton haven’t forgotten about their nation’s sports players, popping by london’s olympic park on thursday.during a visit to a charity called ...



japan 2020 olympics: tokyo planning trans-friendly toilets




japan is considering installing universal, transgender-friendly toilets in venues hosting olympic and paralympic events.the tokyo city government is reportedly moving forward with a plan to install at least one unisex toilet in seven of the 11 venues that are being constructed for the 2020 games, ac...



paralympic games fires back at trump for saying they were a “little tough to wat




president donald trump has been roundly criticized after he turned what should have been a simple photo-op into a cringe-worthy speech. in a white house event to congratulate the u.s. athletes who competed in the winter olympic and paralympic games, trump seems to have gone a bit off script. “what...



north and south korea to march separately at paralympics




pyeongchang: south korea and north korea will march separately at the opening ceremony of the winter paralympics.unlike last month's winter olympics in the mountain resort town of pyeongchang, which will be remembered for the two koreas marching side by side in a show of unity, representatives of...



what yuzuru hanyu does with the pooh bears fans throw




every time japan’s yuzuru hanyu skates these days, he’s showered with winnie the pooh bears. his supporters have thrown the adorable bears onto the ice after eagle-eyed fans saw the reigning olympic champion using a pooh-themed tissue box cover at the rink. hanyu is apparently a fan of the a. a....



presstv-iran finishes 4th in world para taekwondo c’ships




iranian athletes have put a convincing end to their campaign at the 2017 world para taekwondo championships in great britain, and took the fourth spot overall at the prestigious international event.on thursday, mahdi pourrahnama received a bye in the first round of the men’s under 75-kilogram k44...



ayumu hirano eyes 2020 revenge on shaun white




pyeongchang: olympic silver medallist ayumu hirano might have the chance to gain revenge on nemesis shaun white sooner than the next winter games in beijing as he entertains the possibility of competing in skateboarding at the 2020 tokyo summer games.white edged out the japanese in the final run of ...



andrew bogut central to boomers' tokyo charge, says coach andrej lemanis




australian basketball coach andrej lemanis is thrilled with andrew bogut's plans to push on until tokyo 2020, saying he would involve the veteran nba centre in his olympic plans even if he was hopping on one foot.ironically that is where bogut finds himself at present, in melbourne recovering from a...



nasa seeks the gold in winter olympics snow




nasa's observations and experimental, real-time snow forecasts will be made at 16 different points near olympic event venues every six hours and then relayed to olympic officials. the nasa-unified weather research forecast model (nu-wrf) is one of five real-time research forecast models being used i...



the pyeongchang olympics: opening new horizons | comment




in 1988, the seoul summer olympic games were held in the republic of korea, introducing the land of the morning calm to the world. it was a historic moment for korea. ravaged by the korean war (1950-1953), the country had long been dependent on foreign aid. however, within 30 years, korea achieved a...



akb48 members help introduce japanese music to world with nhk program




with less than 1,000 days to go until the 2020 tokyo summer olympic & paralympic games and japan attracting global attention, the national public broadcasting network nhk will showcase popular japanese artists in an effort to introduce the nation's music culture to a wider audience.the network's int...



australia's 7-a-side football team on track for 2020 paralympic games berth




the pararoos are closing the gap on their biggest international rivals as they aim to qualify for the 2020 tokyo paralympic games. australia's national 7-a-side football team has made inroads in their quest to qualify for the 2020 paralympic games in tokyo, but coaches continue to be on the lookout ...



i long for the days when the winter olympics mascot was an abstract monster




have you met soohorang, the mascot of the 2018 winter olympics? the white tiger is everywhere in pyeongchang, including on the podiums where medal winners get stuffed toy versions of the mascot. soohorang is cute, cuddly, and perfect for merchandizing. in other words, this is a mascot that belongs i...



denver winter olympics committee forges ahead after usoc decides to consider bid




the u.s. olympic committee's decision to consider a bid for the 2030 olympic winter games - ruling out 2026 - has not changed the denver exploratory committee's plan to decide the city's stance soon, a spokeswoman said friday.that means community advisory committees will continue to meet in coming w...



ioc suspends rio 2016 chief nuzman following on corruption charges




the international olympic committee (ioc) has suspended 2016 rio games chief carlos nuzman following his arrest on corruption charges. nuzman, who has denied any wrongdoing, is accused by brazil's federal police of bribing ioc members to support rio de janeiro's candidacy to host the games, reports ...



samsung designed a 2018 winter olympics edition galaxy note 8




samsung will distribute 4,000 devices to competing athletes and staff members before the games begin in early february. all paralympic winter games participants will also get cases that feature the paralympic games logo to go with their new phones.since the company has been an olympic partner for de...



north and south korea to march separately at paralympics




pyeongchang: south korea and north korea will march separately at the opening ceremony of the winter paralympics.unlike last month's winter olympics in the mountain resort town of pyeongchang, which will be remembered for the two koreas marching side by side in a show of unity, representatives of...



north and south korea to march separately at paralympics




pyeongchang: south korea and north korea will march separately at the opening ceremony of the winter paralympics.unlike last month's winter olympics in the mountain resort town of pyeongchang, which will be remembered for the two koreas marching side by side in a show of unity, representatives of...