Nov 13, 2013

IOC officials arrive for orientation seminar

An International Olympic Committee team arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday for the first time since the Japanese capital won the 2020 Olympic bid in Buenos Aires two months ago. Led by Gilbert Felli, the executive director for the Olympic Games, a four-man IOC team ...

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

Oct 29, 2013

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

The International Olympic Committee is completely unfazed by the continued radioactive water leaks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. At last month’s IOC Session in Buenos Aires, where Tokyo won the right to ...

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


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 ...