New honor for Olympic legend Mills

Olympics Aug 26, 2017

New honor for Olympic legend Mills

by Ed Odeven

Legendary distance runner Billy Mills, whose performance at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics catapulted him to global fame, is receiving a special honor close to home. Mills, who captured the gold with an amazing finish in the men's 10,000 meters in Tokyo, is among a quartet ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

National Apr 21, 2017

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

With the 2020 Tokyo Games dubbed the Olympics to help reconstruct disaster-hit regions, torch relay organizers are tasked with providing a genuine sense of involvement for people still finding their way back to normality. Starting discussions in February, organizers decided the best way to achieve ...

Decorated Olympic swimmer Yamanaka dies at 78

Olympics Feb 14, 2017

Decorated Olympic swimmer Yamanaka dies at 78

Five-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer and former world-record holder Tsuyoshi Yamanaka died of pneumonia Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his family said. He was 78. Yamanaka won two silver medals in the men's 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle at the 1956 Melbourne Games as a high school ...

More Sports / Volleyball Dec 19, 2016

Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Maruyama dies

Sata Maruyama, who played on the gold-winning women's volleyball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, died on Sunday, her family revealed Monday. She was 72. At 20 years of age, Maruyama, known more by her maiden name Isobe, was the youngest starter and an attacker ...