• Kyodo


An education ministry panel has approved a basic program outlining the promotion of sports and other physical activities that includes numerical targets for Japanese gold medals at the Olympics.

Approved Monday, the draft sets gold medal ranking targets of fifth or higher for the Summer Olympics and 10th place or higher for the Winter Games, and touches on the importance of creating an environment to train both athletes and coaches to achieve the medals targets.

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