Japan takes fourth in rugby sevens

Aug 12, 2016

Japan takes fourth in rugby sevens

Japan failed to cap its astonishing run at the Rio Olympic rugby sevens tournament with a medal after losing to Fiji in the semifinals and South Africa in the bronze-medal match on Thursday. Japan stunned the world with a 14-12 win over New Zealand ...

World rugby bosses hail larger-than-life Olympic sevens tournament

Aug 12, 2016

World rugby bosses hail larger-than-life Olympic sevens tournament

World rugby chiefs have declared the sport’s reintroduction to the Olympics a success after fans at Deodoro Stadium made Thursday’s final day of the Rio 2016 competition a noisy and colorful affair. Rugby returned to the Olympics this week in its shortened sevens format ...

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

Aug 11, 2016

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

Kohei Uchimura pulled off a stunning last-gasp victory to retain his men’s all-around Olympic gymnastics title at the Rio Games on Wednesday. Uchimura trailed Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine by 0.901 points heading into the final apparatus — the high bar — but the six-time ...

Japan men's gymnastics team strikes gold over Russia, China

Aug 9, 2016

Japan men's gymnastics team strikes gold over Russia, China

Japan captured the men’s Olympic team all-around gymnastic gold medal it craved after pulling away from the competition in imperious fashion at the Rio Games on Monday. The team of Kohei Uchimura, Ryohei Kato, Yusuke Tanaka, Kenzo Shirai and Koji Yamamuro started slowly at ...