Mar 11, 2014

Nagano Olympic gold medalist Okabe retires

Ski jumper Takanobu Okabe, a member of the Japan team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, will retire, his Snow Brand Megmilk club said Tuesday. The 43-year-old Okabe, a five-time winner on the World Cup circuit, will become a coach ...

Jan 19, 2013

Nagano Games gold medalist Satoya announces retirement

Freestyle mogul skier Tae Satoya, whose gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics made her the first Japanese woman to win Winter Games gold, will retire at the end of this season, her company, Fuji Television Network Inc., said Friday. The 36-year-old Satoya made ...