General Oct 6, 2018

WADA bombarded by whistleblowers

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has registered 400 cases after a flood of information from new whistleblowers. WADA investigations unit chief Guenter Younger said the agency has been approached by numerous whistleblowers in the wake of Russian doping scandals, which were sparked by insiders ...

General Sep 6, 2018

Earthquake forces sports cancellations

A number of sporting events have been postponed or cancelled in the wake of Thursday morning's magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido. Friday's scheduled international soccer friendly between Japan and Chile at Sapporo Dome was cancelled. The match was to be Hajime Moriyasu's debut in charge ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

General | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

General Aug 16, 2018

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 18th edition of the Asian Games, the region's biggest sporting extravaganza, will officially begin on Saturday in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Many of the national teams are dispatching their best squads, considering the fact that the games will be a significant opportunity to test ...

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

General Jul 22, 2018

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

by Kaz Nagatsuka

We have seen various types of unreasonable harassment problems surrounding Japanese sports, especially in school athletics, over the last several years. One of the most notable and recent cases involved the Nihon University football team, where a player was allegedly ordered by his coaches to ...

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

General | SPORTS SCOPE May 24, 2018

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives. In Wednesday night's news conference, Masato Uchida, the former Nihon University head coach, and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue made it apparent that their opinions of the football scandal they are embroiled in are far different than Taisuke ...

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

General | SPORTS SCOPE Mar 27, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...