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 ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

/ Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, ...

Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

/ Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan’s Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan’s flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef ...

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 ...