Olympians urged to show energy

Jan 21, 2014

Olympians urged to show energy

The Winter Olympics delegation was urged Monday to demonstrate the country’s “energy” and aim for its best-ever medal haul as they readied to leave for the games in Sochi. About 100 Japanese athletes so far selected for Sochi gathered at a plush hotel in ...

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

Oct 29, 2013

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

The International Olympic Committee is completely unfazed by the continued radioactive water leaks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. At last month’s IOC Session in Buenos Aires, where Tokyo won the right to ...

Sep 2, 2013

Chief of Olympic bid shrugs off Fukushima factor

The radioactive water leaking from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will not affect Tokyo, Tsunekazu Takeda, head of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games bid, said late last week. Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s poorly protected six-reactor plant suffered three core meltdowns in March 2011 after it ...