Tokyo 2020

— 2 April 2021

Controversy in Osaka

A first quack on the course of the Olympic flame. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga suggested Thursday, April 1st, that the passing of the torch in the city of... Lire la suite »

— 30 March 2021

Pre-Olympic events resume en masse

Tokyo Games organisers take a further step. They unveiled, Monday, March 29th, the health measures put in place for the pre-Olympic spring events. It foreshadows the anti-COVID-19 protocol envisaged... Lire la suite »

— 29 March 2021

Yoshiro Mori persists in sexism

Yoshiro Mori persists and signs. The former chairman of the Tokyo Games organising committee, pushed out for making very sexist comments at a meeting of the Japanese Olympic committee,... Lire la suite »

— 29 March 2021

The curve goes up again

Disturbing. A week after the emergency was lifted, the number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures is trending upwards. The metropolitan government announced on Sunday,... Lire la suite »

— 29 March 2021

The IOC on a slimming diet

Logical. The IOC Executive Board decided last weekend to subject the delegation of the Olympic body to the Tokyo Games to a severe diet. Only people with a “critical... Lire la suite »

— 29 March 2021

Biden not invited yet

Strange. According to the NHK, Joe Biden is yet to be officially invited to the Tokyo Games. A White House spokesman assured that the US president had not received... Lire la suite »

— 26 March 2021

A plan B for the torch relay

The Japanese are crossing their fingers. The first day of the Olympic torch’s journey through Japan, Thursday, March 25th, was completed without the slightest incident. An achievement that the... Lire la suite »