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WADA President Calling On Japan PM To Increase Funding To Fight Doping

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 25 / 16

World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie challenged Japan PM Shinzo Abe to "put his money where his mouth is and increase Japan’s funding in the fight against doping," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. Abe met IOC President Thomas Bach earlier this week and "pledged t...

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J.League Forms Educational Partnership

The J.League has entered into a multi-year educational partnership with the McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The school will supplement one online course a semester for students enrolled in the J.League Human Capital Project. The program, in partn ...

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Tokyo Stadium Controversy Here To Stay

When a fresh design for Japan's new National Stadium was chosen, "many believed it would finally put an end to months of chaos over its construction," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. They "were wrong." Amid allegations that the latest design is "remarkably similar" to the original pl ...

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Belgian Designer Drops Logo Suit

Belgian designer Olivier Debie, who in August filed a plagiarism lawsuit over a Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano, said that he "will no longer pursue his grievance in court," according to KYODO. Debie said, "After consideration, I prefer to withdraw my complaint. Even if I were to win, the l ...

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Tokyo Stadium To Be Completed Early

The IOC said that the new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games "will be completed two months earlier than planned to allow organizers time to stage more test before the games," according to Jim Armstrong of the AP. Japanese organizers told IOC VP John Coates during a two-day IOC "project review" ...

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IOC Ready To Probe Tokyo Bibery Claims

The IOC "is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics," according to the AP. The Olympic body said that "it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field" t ...

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Kuma Denies Copying Hadid's Design

The Japanese architect who won the competition to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium admitted that "there are some similarities to an earlier blueprint for the project by Dame Zaha Hadid, but denies appropriating her work," according to Julian Ryall of the London TELEGRAPH. Internationally renown ...

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Architect Says Japan Is Withholding Money

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid said that the Japan Sport Council is "withholding money owed for work on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium design while demanding her company give up claims to copyrights," according to the AP. The Japan Sport Council said in a statement on Thursday that "it was seeki ...

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Aichi To Bid For 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura said that the region "will bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, with Nagoya expected to be the main venue," according to KYODO. If Aichi lands the 20th edition of the event known as Asiad, "it will be the third time Japan will play host." The Aichi Prefectural Go ...

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Japan To Boost Cyberattack Drills

Japanese government sources on Saturday said that it "plans to increase the number and scale of exercises aimed at countering cyberattacks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to the JAPAN TIMES. The drills, held about six times a year and involving ministry and agency officials, "will be incr ...

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BOJ: Tokyo Olympics To Boost Japan GDP

The Bank of Japan said that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games "will likely boost Japan's economy by 0.2-0.3 of a percentage point on average each year until 2018, offsetting some of the pain from another sales tax hike planned in 2017," according to Leika Kihara of REUTERS. The estimate by the central ba ...

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