Japan rallies past Russia at World Grand Prix Finals

Aug 20, 2014

Japan rallies past Russia at World Grand Prix Finals

Japan came from behind to defeat Russia in four sets (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17) on the first day of play in the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Ariake Colosseum on Wednesday night. Star Saori Kimura sparked Japan with a team-high 17 points in ...

Critics of Tokyo 2020 venues misguided

| Aug 19, 2014

Critics of Tokyo 2020 venues misguided

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still almost six years away, but in many ways the games have already begun. What do I mean? The ongoing nonsense that has been taking place with regards to the main Olympic Stadium and other venues already approved by ...

France spikers prevail against Japan in World League

Jun 22, 2014

France spikers prevail against Japan in World League

France completed a sweep of Japan with a four-set (25-16, 19-25, 27-25, 25-18) victory in their FIVB World League Pool D match on Sunday afternoon at Shimadzu Arena. The win improved France’s record to 9-1 on the season, while Japan dropped to 0-10. France’s ...

France makes short work of Japan in World League match

Jun 21, 2014

France makes short work of Japan in World League match

France scored a clinical three-set (25-23, 25-18, 25-16) victory over Japan in the fifth round of World League play on Saturday afternoon at Shimadzu Arena. France’s record rose to 8-1 with the win, while Japan fell to 0-9 with the defeat. The French were ...