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18 Sep 2018
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has pledged to use the 'power of sport to change the world', when it hosts the event in two years' time.

During the ninth project review of the Games, which forms part of the hosting process, The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOPG) confirmed the date for the lighting of the Olympic flame and a number of construction schedules.

The committee said the Olympic Torch Relay will begin on 12 March 2020 and that volunteer sign-ups will begin on 26 September this year.

Tokyo 2020 also released the initial competition schedule.

The latest details regarding the Games were launched soon after TOCOPG finalised its plans for the venues for the Games.

In a statement, TOCOPG said it had added the "final pieces to the facility puzzle" by agreeing deals for the seven venues needed to host the Olympic football competition.

In total, the Games will use a total of 43 venues, including 25 existing, ten temporary and eight new permanent venues.

The latest review session was overseen by the IOC.

"Tokyo 2020’s Olympic Games plan is really starting to take shape,” said IOC Coordination Commission chair for Tokyo 2020, John Coates.

“We are now at a point where we are working with the Organising Committee on planning on an item-by-item basis. This Project Review was an opportunity to give guidance on any subjects that needed clarification."


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18 Apr 2019
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism
The agenda for the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been set and will feature experts in both medical tourism and wellness tourism, who will explore emerging trends and opportunities in both sectors.
18 Apr 2019
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards
Ukactive has revealed the finalists for its annual industry awards – with this year's edition declared as the largest ever.
17 Apr 2019
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
14 Apr 2019
Healing Hotels' Anne Biging receives ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Women’s Economic Forum
Anne Biging, co-founder and CEO of Healing Hotels of the World, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade in Business & Leadership’ at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India.
08 Apr 2019
World Leisure now accepting applications for Innovation Prize
World Leisure Organization (WLO) is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize.
05 Apr 2019
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity
The organiser of physical activity trade show Elevate has signed up Metro Blind Sport as its charity partner for this year's event.
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive.
28 Mar 2019
Second annual Women in Wellness Leadership Conference inspires professional growth
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 12 March.
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