Rugby sevens’ Olympic qualification pathway for Tokyo 2020 has today been confirmed by the International Olympic Committee and World Rugby.

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This photo taken on July 18, 2018 shows an electronic thermometer showing the temperature exceeding 40 degrees Centigrade (104 F) during a media tour at the construction site for the new National Stadium, venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country´s notoriously sweltering summer.

Read more: Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), BPTT along with Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) elite high performance partnership will continue to assist TeamTTO athletes and their coaches. Since 2012, the BPTT /MJP/TTOC athlete-centred and athlete-focused partnership approach has provided performance support for T&T's elite level Olympic athletes.

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THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY APPROVED THE EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. THE DECISION MARKS A KEY MILESTONE IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE OLYMPIC PROGRAMME BY INTRODUCING YOUTH AND URBAN INNOVATIONS, SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVING GENDER EQUALITY, AND REDUCING THE OVERALL NUMBER OF ATHLETES HENCE REDUCING THE GAMES’ FOOTPRINT.

Read more: TOKYO 2020 EVENT PROGRAMME TO SEE MAJOR BOOST FOR FEMALE PARTICIPATION, YOUTH AND URBAN APPEAL

Jade Jones says she has learned her lessons from her London 2012 triumph ©Getty Images

Double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones of Britain has vowed to ensure she does notrepeat the mistakes she made following her London 2012 triumph after she successfully defended her under 57 kilograms title at Rio 2016.

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The Olympic Flag today landed at Tokyo's Haneda airport, after having travelled more than 18,000 km between the Olympic city of Rio and the Japanese capital. The flag was handed over by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games on August 21st at the Maracanã Stadium.

Read more: Momentum for Tokyo 2020 Grows as the Olympic Flag Arrives in the Host City

Just one day after the arrival of the Olympic flag in the Japanese capital, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today paid tribute to the Paralympic Movement by marking the four-year countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Read more: Tokyo 2020 Brings Children Across Tokyo Together to Mark the Four Year Countdown to the Tokyo 2020...

Karate is another sport added to the programme today ©Getty Images

Baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have all been added to the Tokyo 2020 programme, it was confirmed here today.

Read more: Five new sports voted onto Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme

Tokyo 2020 has celebrated four years to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the 32nd Olympiad by holding an event at the Japanese capital’s Haneda Airport ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo Takemi

Tokyo 2020 has celebrated four years to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the 32nd Olympiad by holding an event at the Japanese capital’s Haneda Airport.

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Games of the XXXII Olympiad

Friday, 24 July – Sunday 9 August 2020
Number of Sports: 33

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Tuesday, 25 August – Sunday 6 September 2020
Number of Sports: 22

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