Tag pushed as an Olympic demo sport

Jun 20, 2014

Tag pushed as an Olympic demo sport

by Tomohiro Osaki

If there is one thing Yasuo and Takao Hazaki feel confident about outdoing any other father-son duo in, it is their intense commitment to the ancient playground game of “onigokko,” or team tag. In 2010, Yasuo Hazaki, 65, a social science professor at Josai ...

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

It was not a baaad performance for Colombia’s wooly warriors. To celebrate the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence, artisans in the high Andean town of Nobsa put on what they billed as the first soccer match played by sheep ...

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 ...