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Uchimura extends NHK Cup title streak to eight

Reigning Olympic and world all-around gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won his eighth consecutive NHK Cup on Thursday. As usual, Uchimura was in a league of his own, totaling 184.650 points to finish comfortably ahead of Ryohei Kato (180.100), who beat Yusuke Tanaka by just 0.100 to punch his ticket to ...

Apr 3, 2016

Russia's top gymnast fails drug test

Russia’s best male gymnast could miss the Olympics after he became the latest to test positive for the banned substance meldonium. Nikolai Kuksenkov withdrew from the national championships after being informed of the failed doping test on Saturday, a day after winning the individual ...

Jul 14, 2015

Uchimura to sit out Asian championships

Kohei Uchimura will miss the upcoming Asian gymnastics championships in Hiroshima because of a shoulder injury, the five-time world all-around champion said on Tuesday. Uchimura has been suffering from pain in his left shoulder and with the world championships approaching in October, he decided ...

May 26, 2011

Helping hands to Mr. Kan

The perseverance that people in northeastern Japan have shown after the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated their communities March 11 has impressed many people around the world. In Northeast Asia, anti-Japan feelings in China and South Korea seem to have receded since the catastrophe, ...

Oct 16, 2010

NHK reporter crosses the line

Public broadcaster NHK announced Oct. 8 that a reporter in its news department’s sports section warned a Japan Sumo Association official that the Metropolitan Police Department would conduct raids on sumo stables to search for evidence indicating that sumo wrestlers had gambled on professional ...