Japan drops final match of Olympic tournament

Aug 14, 2016

Japan drops final match of Olympic tournament

Already eliminated Japan crashed to its fourth defeat of the Rio Olympics women’s hockey tournament after going down 2-0 to Australia in its final Group B game Saturday. Japan was playing for pride after Argentina earlier in the day beat India 5-0 to improve ...

Japan defeats France in final Pool A contest

Aug 14, 2016

Japan defeats France in final Pool A contest

Asami Yoshida and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 37 points, leading Japan to a 79-71 victory over France in the final game of Pool A in the women’s basketball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. Coach Tomohide Utsumi’s squad, which had already booked its ...

Japan spikers lose again

Aug 13, 2016

Japan spikers lose again

The Japan women’s volleyball team suffered a third defeat in four matches at the Rio Olympics on Friday, this time losing 3-0 to Russia and putting its bid for a place in the quarterfinals in jeopardy. Russia plowed through its opponent, dominating the first ...

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Aug 11, 2016

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Japan’s quest for its first Olympic medal in men’s soccer since Mexico City in 1968 will continue for another four years to Tokyo after being eliminated from the Rio Games on Wednesday. Japan dominated Sweden 1-0 in its final Group B game for its ...

Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

Aug 9, 2016

Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

The first Olympic rugby gold medal in 92 years has gone to a group of Australian women that includes a mechanic, an elite former sprinter and a 21-year-old newcomer who has traveled around Rio de Janeiro carrying an inflatable kangaroo. Australia absorbed an expected ...