Photo: TOKYO 2020 / Shugo Takemi
Less than five months after its election as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has been formally established. The Committee will be responsible for ensuring the successful organisation of the Games, and its establishment marks another major step on Tokyo’s Olympic journey. As well as the creation of the Committee, it was also announced that former Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshiro Mori, had been appointed as President and Toshiro Muto as Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo 2020.
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Italian eventer Margaret Carafa has started a petition in a bid to stop the closure of Centro Equestre Federale Pratoni del Vivaro near Rome.
More than 300 riders gathered to protest about the closure of Pratoni that has been venue for major international horse trails for over 50 years.
Pratoni was built to hold the 1960 Olympics and went on to hold the 1998 World Equestrian Games, the European Championships in 1995 and 2007. It has run many international events.
Source: Everything Horse UK
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Image: London Legacy Development Corporation
From 5 April 2014, people will be able to explore more of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the newly landscaped south of the Park opens to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.