USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

| Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

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“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics ...

Most read Sports stories of 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Most read Sports stories of 2014

With the exception of shooting star on the tennis court and a questionable ref at the World Cup, much of the big sports news stories  for Japan happened on the ice year. Scandalous outcome: Skating judges steal Kim’s title, hand it to Sotnikova Yuna ...

Top world sports news of 2014

Dec 25, 2014

Top world sports news of 2014

The Japan Times editors selected these world sports stories as the most important of 2014. 1. Germany wins World Cup: Substitute Mario Goetze’s 113th-minute goal sends Germany past Argentina 1-0 in the final. Germany became the first European nation to win a World Cup ...

Top Japan sports news of 2014

Dec 25, 2014

Top Japan sports news of 2014

The Japan Times editors selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2014. 1. Yuzuru Hanyu golden for Japan in Sochi: The Japanese delegation wins eight medals during the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, none bigger than Yuzuru Hanyu’s gold in ...

Brown praises players for protests

Dec 13, 2014

Brown praises players for protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he’s believed in. On Friday, the 78-year-old Cleveland ...