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1964 TOKYO OLYMPICS

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OLYMPICS
Jul 22, 2021
Elegy for a heartbroken Japanese Olympic medalist
Despite earning a bronze in the marathon at the Tokyo Games in 1964, Kokichi Tsuburaya was plunged into a downward spiral until his tragic end.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 15, 2021
When Tokyo unveiled its modernity to the world at the 1964 Olympics
The games confirmed Japanu2019s postwar re-integration into the international fold, but also served as a symbol of its modernization.
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Mar 19, 2021
Kiyoko Ono, Tokyo Olympic medal-winning women's gymnast, dies at 85
Kiyoko Ono, a member of Japan's bronze medal-winning women's team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a former member of Japan's upper house, died on Saturday from the coronavirus, the Liberal Democratic Party announced Thursday. She was 85.
OLYMPICS
Dec 7, 2020
1964 Olympic champion Kinuko Idogawa dies at 81
Kinuko Idogawa, the main attacker of Japan's 1964 Olympic gold medal-winning women's volleyball team, died at the age of 81 of a brain hemorrhage Friday, sources close to her said Sunday.
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OLYMPICS
Apr 26, 2020
Author of book on 1964 Olympics sees parallels in Tokyo 2020's struggles
Roy Tomizawa interviewed over 70 athletes from 16 nations in his quest to chronicle Japan's recovery through the lens of the first Tokyo Games.
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JAPAN
Dec 18, 2019
Hiroshima hibakusha and a father of 3/11 tsunami victim among Tokyo Olympic torchbearers
A father who lost his 12-year-old daughter in the 2011 tsunami, a centenarian A-bomb survivor and a group of people who missed their chance to participate in the last Tokyo Olympics torch relay due to a typhoon are among those tapped to carry the Olympic flame ahead of next year's Summer Games.
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JAPAN / History
Aug 22, 2019
Pioneering Japanese interpreting team opened nation's eyes to disabled athletes at '64 Paralympics
Foreign residents and wheelchairs — much less Paralympic athletes — were a rare sight in Japan in 1964.
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BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 2, 2019
Bill Bradley details Chiune Sugihara's heroism in award-winning radio documentary
Bill Bradley, captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning basketball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, was recently involved in another winning (and historically important) project with ties to Japan.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 26, 2019
Olympic legend Billy Mills starts writing monthly newsletter in run-up to 2020 Games
The excitement that marked the official one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Games is real. A vivid expression of human joy that exists in locales near and far.
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JAPAN
Mar 25, 2019
Tsunami-hit Ishinomaki to return 1964 Tokyo Olympics cauldron lent as symbol of 3/11 recovery
The city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture held a ceremony Sunday to return the 1964 Tokyo Olympics cauldron, after its four years on display to recognize the area's recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Aug 7, 2018
Iconic coach Hiroshi Toyoda to enter International Volleyball Hall of Fame
Former Japan Volleyball Association managing director Hiroshi Toyoda will be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, the association said Tuesday.
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Oct 21, 2017
Judo icon Yoshihiro Uchida wants to return to Tokyo at age 100 for 2020 Olympics
A second-generation Japanese-American man who coaches judo in California is hoping to return to Japan for his second Tokyo Olympics in 2020 when he will be 100 years old.
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OLYMPICS
Aug 26, 2017
New honor for Olympic legend Mills
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.
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JAPAN
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.
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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.
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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.
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OLYMPICS / OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK
Nov 5, 2016
Gold in 1964 Tokyo Games set Cassell on life path
From humble roots growing up in a coal mining camp in Wise County, Virginia, Ollan Cassell built a successful, inspiring career in track and field.
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BASKETBALL
Jul 28, 2016
1964 Tokyo Olympian set for induction into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame
Lucious "Luke" Jackson, a member of the United States' gold medal-winning men's basketball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, is one of 11 players who will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame on Nov. 17.
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OLYMPICS
Mar 22, 2016
Former Olympian Hopkins, long jumper at 1964 Tokyo Games, dies at 74
Gayle Hopkins, who advanced to the final round in the men’s long jump at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics, died in his sleep on Sunday night or early Monday morning in Tucson, Arizona, according to sources close to the matter.
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OLYMPICS / OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK
Dec 19, 2015
Shearman details life behind sporting lens
Mark Shearman has achieved extraordinary success as a sports photographer, specializing in track and field. He has a remarkable portfolio — containing images of Olympic legends such as Edwin Moses and Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt and Sebastian Coe — that few can ever hope of compiling. But, he admits without hesitation, he's as hungry as ever to remain at the top of his game.

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