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USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

by Jack Gallagher

“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 last week at a meeting in ...

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 ...

Apr 18, 2014

Hanoi withdraws as 2019 Asian Games host

The Olympic Council of Asia announced Friday that Hanoi has officially withdrawn as host of the 2019 Asian Games. A replacement city will be decided upon on Sept. 20, during the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But according to Tsuyoshi Aoki, the ...

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

The sports story most read online in the year in which Japan won the bid for the 2020 Olympics should come as no surprise. Baseball fans had plenty to celebrate, and figure-skating followers had no shortage of drama. Let’s hope to see some Sochi ...