Sep 30, 2016

Weekday holidays may be created in Tokyo to aid events at 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officials decided at a liaison meeting Thursday to examine a proposal to turn weekdays during the games into holidays under special legislation to facilitate the hosting of competitions using ordinary public roads. They also decided to consider introducing daylight-saving time during ...

/ Sep 10, 2016

Original idea: Have athlete play Mario

The director of the Japanese portion of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony said Friday that Mario, the video game character that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played in the event, was initially planned for a distinguished Japanese athlete. Hiroshi Sasaki said he intended to choose ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup


Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...