Tokyo opens a 15,000-seat swimming venue for next year’s Olympic Games, with a swimming star who was diagnosed with leukaemia last year demonstrating freestyle at the ceremony. The $542 million Aquatics Centre for swimming, diving and artistic swimming was completed in February, but its grand opening ceremony scheduled for March was postponed due to the coronavirus.
In 2020 2021, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.
Trailer: Tokyo Ride (film by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine)
A day with Ryūe Nishizawa and his Giulia.
After the multi awarded « Moriyama San », « Tokyo Ride » is a new step of Bêka & Lemoine’s immersion within Tokyo’s busy daily life. Revisiting the genre of the road movie in a very diaristic and personal way, the film takes us on board of Ryue Nishizawa’s vintage Alfa Romeo (Giulia) for a day long wandering in the streets of Tokyo.
More than a portrait, in the classical sense, of one of the most talented and celebrated Japanese architect of today, the film renders in its pure spontaneity the experience of this friendly urban drift.
Ryue Nishizawa narrates along the way his strong relationship with his home town through some sites he personally affectionates, buildings that have influenced him, and some of his own architecture projects.
The film questions how rooted architecture practice is and how much the built and cultural environment feeds and shapes our imagination.
*** Artistic Vision Award, Dept of Field Best Prize – DOCAVIV Film Festival, 2020 ***
IOC Executive Board Meeting
IOC Executive Board addresses situation of International Weightlifting Federation
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today received an update on the situation of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
IOC Executive Board and Tokyo 2020 discuss USD 280 million in savings from measures developed to deliver Games fit for post-corona world
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today discussed the estimated USD 280 million (JPY 30 billion) in cost savings that will be achieved by initial simplification and optimisation measures developed to deliver Games fit for a post-corona world.
IOC Session in Athens to take place from 10 to 12 March 2021
After the approval in July of the organisation of two IOC Sessions in 2021, the IOC Executive Board met virtually today and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from 10 to 12 March next year in Athens.
IOC strengthens investigation into possible political interference in Belarus
During its virtual meeting today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) decided to strengthen its investigation into the compliance of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Belarus with the Olympic Charter.
Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000 – a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.
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IOC Executive Board Meeting
Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 update IOC Executive Board as important period approaches
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) today received updates from the Coordination Commission Chairs for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, respectively.
IOC initiates International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and wellbeing, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the establishment of the “International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate”. The course leading to certification is set to commence in September 2021. This is a first of its kind because there is currently no certificate or minimum standard of education or training for safeguarding officers in sport on an international level.
IOC Executive Board approves two changes of nationality
During its meeting today, held remotely via videoconference from Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) accepted two applications for change of nationality.