Endo aiming for medal in Rio

May 7, 2016

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

Urawa Reds defender Wataru Endo is expecting a feisty atmosphere in his first Saitama derby against Omiya Ardija on Sunday. But the Japan Under-23 captain knows the stakes will be even higher at the Rio Olympics this summer. Urawa takes on Omiya with both ...

Hagino ready to meet Olympic challenge head-on

Apr 15, 2016

Hagino ready to meet Olympic challenge head-on

Japan’s Olympic poster boy Kosuke Hagino insists he can handle the pressure of the nation’s expectations as he bids for swimming glory at this summer’s Rio Games. “The most important thing about the Olympics is to enjoy the atmosphere,” Hagino told reporters at the ...

Kaneto, Ikee offer stark contrasts in pursuit of Rio glory

Apr 14, 2016

Kaneto, Ikee offer stark contrasts in pursuit of Rio glory

Comeback queen Rie Kaneto is gearing up for an assault on the 200-meter breaststroke world record at this summer’s Rio Olympics, but admits she could just as easily have been watching the race on TV instead. Kaneto qualified for the 200 breast in Rio ...

Japan unveils final four candidates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

Apr 8, 2016

Japan unveils final four candidates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers on Friday unveiled a shortlist of four replacement logos after the original design was scrapped last September amid accusations of plagiarism. The Tokyo 2020 Logo Selection Committee chose the four candidates from almost 15,000 entries in a competition open to ...