London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto to retire

More Sports / Judo Feb 2, 2019

London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto to retire

Kaori Matsumoto will close the curtain on her competitive career, a source close to the 31-year-old said Saturday. A two-time world champion and 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, Matsumoto said in November she would retire from the front line of the sport following her first-round ...

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

More Sports / Judo Oct 11, 2016

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

Judoka Haruna Asami, a two-time world champion in the women's 48-kg division, drew the curtain on her career, it was announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who thrived on her back throws and foot-throwing techniques, had a strong record through her career but was a stranger to ...

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Swimming Oct 4, 2016

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

Double Olympic medalist Natsumi Hoshi, who won the bronze in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 London Games and the Rio Olympics in August, said Tuesday she is retiring from competition. "The biggest (reason for retirement) is that I gave my all at the ...

More Sports / Swimming Oct 1, 2016

Hoshi poised to retire: source

Swimmer Natsumi Hoshi, who won bronze medals in the women's 200-meter butterfly at both the 2012 London Olympics and this summer's Rio de Janeiro Games, is set to retire, a source said Friday. The 26-year-old Hoshi, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games as a ...

Olympics Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who tested ...