White may compete in skateboard at 2020 Games

Feb 9, 2017

White may compete in skateboard at 2020 Games

The next Olympics are still a year away, and already, Shaun White is thinking about the games after that. And it has nothing to do with the halfpipe. The world’s best-known snowboarder tells AP he’s exploring competing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in skateboarding, ...

JOC chief questioned in bid probe on France's behalf

Feb 8, 2017

JOC chief questioned in bid probe on France's behalf

At the request of France, Tokyo prosecutors have questioned Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and others on a voluntary basis over allegations that dubious payments were made by the bid team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Takeda told reporters on Wednesday ...

Feb 2, 2017

Japan Golf Association downplays questions over 2020 venue

The Japan Golf Association said Tuesday it has no issues to address despite criticism over the 2020 Tokyo Games golf venue not extending full memberships to women and questions surrounding its selection process. Kasumigaseki Country Club, located in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, also prohibits women ...

Jan 26, 2017

Japanese firms drawing profitable clues from Paralympians

More and more Japanese companies are seeing benefits from helping Paralympians and their support organizations ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. In mid-October, Yui Kamiji, bronze medalist in women’s wheelchair tennis at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, was invited to a meeting with 11 ...