Public affairs and communications director at the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Ashley Abbott, has reiterated a need for gender equality around the Olympic Games as Tokyo 2020 grows ever closer.
A special festival zone will be constructed at Ariake Urban Sports Park when skateboarding makes its debut at the Olympic Games here in Tokyo next July.
Tokyo 2020 organisers maintain they are on schedule with construction works for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite several venues still needing to be completed here.
The chairman of Japan Para-Sports Association Mitsunori Torihana said anticipation for next year's Paralympic Games is increasing substantially as the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge (WWRC) began here today.
A barrier-free Tokyo will make it the best Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, according to Bureau of Tokyo 2020 Games Preparation deputy director general Katsura Enyo.
Sports Bureau for Tokyo 2020 executive director representative Masao Hijikata confirmed there had been "minor damage" to Olympic venues in the wake of typhoon Hagibis as the competition details for Tokyo 2020 were unveiled here.
Extreme heat and inclement weather are likely to come under the spotlight as global media outlets gather here over the next four days for the Tokyo 2020 World Press Briefing.