Jan 27, 2017

Lights shut off at Maracana Stadium

Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana Stadium is without power after a dispute over unpaid electricity bills. Electric utility company Light said in a statement that power was cut Thursday at the stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup soccer final, and the opening and ...

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

Jan 22, 2017

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

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The term “strength and conditioning” in sports is relatively unknown in Japan, and specialty coaches are often confused with athletic trainers, who are skilled in prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Strength and conditioning is a method of improving your physical athletic ...

The top sports stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top sports stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Going for gold: Japanese athletes brought home 12 gold medals, and 41 overall, from the Rio Olympics. The victories included a historic triumph by wrestler Kaori Icho, who became ...