Just watching sports can make you fitter

Nov 24, 2013

Just watching sports can make you fitter

Watching sports can make you fitter, according to research Sunday that said viewing other people exercising increases heart rate and other physiological measures as if you were working out yourself. The study, published in the international journal Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience, showed that when ...

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee selects Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday in Buenos Aires, giving Japan’s capital its second Summer Games, and first since 1964.

Feb 12, 2013

Coaches in two other sports admit seeing physical abuse: survey

In the wake of claims of physical and verbal abuse made by national women’s judo team members, a Kyodo News survey on Sunday found that training staff in two additional sports admitting knowing of physical abuse. In a questionnaire distributed to coaches and development ...

Feb 8, 2013

Damning doping probe taints Australia's clean-shaven sporting image

Drug use is widespread in Australian sports and has growing links to organized crime, according to a damning official probe Thursday that points to “clear parallels” with the Lance Armstrong case. The Australian Crime Commission inquiry identified the common use of prohibited substances, including ...

Feb 1, 2013

End the abuse of athletes

Fifteen of Japan's top female judo athletes, including Olympic contenders, should be praised for standing up against coaching violence and harassment.