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2016 RIO OLYMPICS

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Mar 30, 2023
Japanese Rio Olympic gold medalist Sara Dosho announces retirement
Recalling her athletic career that she began at age 7, the 28-year-old Dosho wrote on Twitter she 'has dedicated everything to wrestling.'
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Mar 8, 2023
Olympic great Shohei Ono confirms retirement and shift to coaching
The three-time 73-kg world champion plans to start a two-year-long course in England as part of the Japanese Olympic Committee's overseas training program for sports instructors.
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Mar 23, 2022
Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov stripped of Rio gold over doping
The 28-year-old, who was found guilty of doping for a second time following a two-year suspension in 2013, will be banned from the sport for eight years.
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Jun 16, 2021
'Twist Prince' Kenzo Shirai retires to focus on coaching
The 24-year-old, who has several original skills named after him in the vault and floor exercise, failed to qualify for the Tokyo Games during April's national apparatus championships.
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Aug 19, 2020
Olympic badminton gold medalist Ayaka Takahashi retires due to lack of fire
While the vast majority of Olympic hopefuls are continuing on for the Tokyo Games, which have been postponed until 2021, Takahashi has decided she will not.
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Mar 28, 2018
Olympic bronze medalist Ryunosuke Haga undergoes surgery on left shoulder
Ryunosuke Haga, a bronze medalist in judo at the Rio Olympics, underwent surgery last week on a dislocated joint in his left shoulder, the All Japan Judo Federation said Wednesday.
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Feb 7, 2018
Saori Yoshida still mulling competitive future
Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida said Wednesday she has not yet decided whether she will continue to compete and wants to weigh her options carefully.
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Aug 24, 2017
Abe aims high at world championships
Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion.
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Jul 29, 2017
Cambridge aiming for redemption at world championships after Rio disappointment
Sprinter Asuka Cambridge has set his sights on a place in the 100-meter final at his IAAF World Athletics Championships debut next week, but he knows he must learn from past mistakes if he is to make his mark.
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Jun 27, 2017
Rio gold medalist pair Takahashi, Matsutomo to compete in Japan Open
The world's top-ranked doubles team of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will take aim at another Super Series title at the annual Japan Open, which runs from Sept. 19-24 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
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May 10, 2017
Ikee seeking medal, win over rival
Having become the first woman to win five titles at the national championships at the tender age of 16, Rikako Ikee has her sights set on more hardware and another 16-year-old at the world championships in Budapest in July.
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Apr 20, 2017
'King Kohei' making adjustments with new scoring system
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Apr 7, 2017
JAAF looking to raise bar for nation's male sprinters
The Japan men's 4x100-meter relay team stunned the world by capturing the silver medal at last summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. And that feat made its compatriots think the future is bright for the nation's sprinters for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.
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Mar 11, 2017
Hagino makes winning return
Kosuke Hagino marked his return to competition following elbow surgery with a pair of victories Friday at the Madrid Open.
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Mar 4, 2017
IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games
Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote.
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Mar 1, 2017
Rio gold medalist Ono to skip invitational championships, will likely miss worlds
Men's 73-kg Rio Olympic gold medalist Shohei Ono will sit out the national invitational weight class championships in Fukuoka next month to focus on his academic studies, the All Japan Judo Federation said Wednesday.
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Jan 6, 2017
Wrestler Tosaka sidelined by toe surgery
Women's 48-kg Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist Eri Tosaka underwent endoscopic surgery on the base of her left big toe, Shigakkan University wrestling team coach Kazuhito Sakae said Friday.
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Jan 2, 2017
Tokyo 2020 Olympics will come and quickly go, but the legacy is all-important
The eyes of the world will be on Tokyo for more than just the 16 days that it hosts the 2020 Olympics.
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Dec 30, 2016
The top sports stories of 2016
The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016.
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Dec 24, 2016
Ono honored as Judoka of Year
Shohei Ono won the International Judo Federation's Judoka of the Year Award for men on Friday after capturing his first Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, where he triumphed in the men's 73-kg category.

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