More Sports / Rugby Nov 5, 2015

Japan targets spot at Rio 7s

by Rich Freeman

Fresh off the exploits of the Brave Blossoms at the Rugby World Cup, the Japan men's and women's sevens teams will be looking to book their tickets for next year's Rio Olympics via the Asian qualifying tournament in Hong Kong this weekend. With rugby marking ...

Gymnastics superhero Uchimura continues to amaze

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 2, 2015

Gymnastics superhero Uchimura continues to amaze

Kohei Uchimura is no fan of "noisy arenas," so the Japanese superhero should invest in some heavy-duty earplugs when he heads to Rio next August bidding to become the first gymnast in more than 40 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles. The all-conquering gymnast, ...

Japan's Asian hoop champs return home

Basketball Sep 7, 2015

Japan's Asian hoop champs return home

by Kaz Nagatsuka

One day after they became the first Japanese team to clinch a berth at next summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the players and staff of Japan's women's basketball team made a triumphant return home with the gold medals around their necks on Sunday evening. "We ...