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Monday, Mar. 30, 2020
The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games.
Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.
"The schedule for the games is key...
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020
Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme...
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020
Aside from figuring out how to maintain their health and fitness for an additional year, athletes like Ryan Crouser suddenly faced another concern when the Olympics were postponed until 2021.
They also have to make the money stretch that far.
Crouser still hopes to defend his shot...
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020
With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?
The most likely answer is — primarily Japanese taxpayers.
"Of course there will be costs," organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto...
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local...
Monday, Mar. 23, 2020
As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that a postponement of the crown...
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020
The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils the opening ceremony on July 24.
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Paying subscribers of NBCUniversal's upcoming Peacock streaming service will get Premier League soccer matches unavailable on TV and late-night shows from Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers a few hours early.
They'll also get original videos and episodes of returning broadcast series the day...
Tuesday, May. 14, 2019
NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, getting "The Voice" judges to sing and even offering a few gentle pokes at a new Oscar-winner — Rami Malek.
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
NBCUniversal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028.
The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to...