JAPAN TO CREATE SPORT AGENCY FOR 2020 OLYMPICS – REPORT

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TOKYO: Japan is to create a sports agency to boost resources for top athletes as it targets 30 gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, reports and officials said Tuesday. The agency will be overseen by a cabinet minister who will also be tasked with ensuring the smooth delivery of Tokyo 2020, the Yomiuri Shimbun and other media reported. The government is considering having education and sports minister Hakubun Shimomura also serve as the minister in charge of the Olympics, the Yomiuri and the Sankei newspapers said.

AFP

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