| Nov 7, 2012

Celebration routines out of control

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Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He will be contributing a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times beginning ...

Japan exceeded expectations during London Games

| Aug 14, 2012

Japan exceeded expectations during London Games

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Sixteen action-packed days of competition — plus a few days of soccer that began before the Opening Ceremony on July 27 — delivered a better-than-expected performance for Japan at the 2012 London Olympics. Perhaps Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Games Organizing Committee, best ...

| Aug 9, 2012

Coe a great spokesman for sport

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What if the Soviet Union didn’t invade Afghanistan in 1979? And what if the United States and more than 60 other nations didn’t boycott the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics as a result? Would Sebastian Coe still have won the first of two 1,500-meter Olympic ...

Phelps makes remarkable look routine

| Aug 6, 2012

Phelps makes remarkable look routine

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Let’s be honest, nothing Michael Phelps has accomplished as an Olympic swimmer should surprise us. Not after his perfect eight-for-eight gold medal quest in Beijing. Twenty-one medals . . . and counting. The Baltimore Bullet is a one-man Guinness Book of World Records. Friday ...