Feb 27, 2013

JOC tackles in-depth interrogation of female judoka

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday it has debriefed at least 11 of the 15 female judo wrestlers who lodged a joint complaint accusing their former coach of physical and verbal violence. JOC executive member Yosuke Fujiwara said the interviews of the women, which ...

Feb 16, 2013

JOC taking steps to address crises

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After a series of scandals that have rocked the sports world in recent weeks, the Japanese Olympic Committee is working to improve how it handles its societal duties. At the same time, the JOC recognizes the urgency to work to restore public faith in ...

Feb 8, 2013

JOC starts abuse probe of national sports federations

In response to allegations of physical and verbal abuse in the national women’s judo team, the Japanese Olympic Committee on Thursday began investigating abuse in its other affiliated federations, with 13 of the bodies questioned telling media they were free of abuse. For two ...