| Oct 1, 2014

Shamed swimmer Tomita departs for Japan

Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita departed for Japan on Wednesday, ending a tumultuous week after he was caught red-handed stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Tomita, 25, who left on an evening flight from ...

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

| Oct 1, 2014

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

Japan was denied two top medal podium spots against host South Korea in Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Both Ryutaro Matsumoto and countryman Takehiro Kanakubo had to settle for silver medals in front ...

Prosecutors fine Tomita over theft

| Sep 30, 2014

Prosecutors fine Tomita over theft

South Korean prosecutors on Monday fined Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita 1 million won (about ¥100,000) for stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games. The 25-year-old Tomita had been ordered to remain in the athletes’ village while ...

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Sep 29, 2014

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Police on Monday sent papers to prosecutors, accusing swimmer Naoya Tomita of stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old Tomita, who has been ordered to remain in the athletes’ village ...

Yoshida wins fourth straight Asian Games title

| Sep 28, 2014

Yoshida wins fourth straight Asian Games title

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida captured her fourth consecutive title in winning the women’s 55-kg final against Mongolia’s Byambatseren Sundev in the wrestling competition at the Asian Games on Sunday. It was by no means easy going as the Japanese ace struggled early on ...

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

| Sep 27, 2014

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

Two-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka led a sweep of top podium spots in the women’s freestyle, beating China’s Sun Yanan in the women’s 48-kg final on the opening day of the wrestling competition at the Asian Games Saturday. Tosaka, who uncharacteristically admitted to ...