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2020 OLYMPICS

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 10, 2021
A first time for everything: The many ways history was made at Tokyo 2020
Plenty of records were broken and a number of new sports were introduced. But beyond the more obvious first, there was a dizzying array of accomplishments and milestones.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 8, 2021
Serbia overpower South Korea to win bronze in women's Olympic volleyball
Rio silver medalists Serbia overpowered South Korea in straight sets in the women's volleyball tournament on Sunday to take the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 20, 2021
China's swimmers race to escape country's doping past
The country's swimming program has seen its reputation tarnished by a series of scandals, most notably when one female swimmer was caught with 13 vials of human growth hormone.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 1, 2021
Judo judge draws strength from heading historic Japanese fireworks firm
Although the required skills are quite different from those of a judo judge, Akiko Amano says her work experience helps her when judging the martial art.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 8, 2021
Japan's media urged to address gender imbalance after Olympic sexism uproar
After the Tokyo Olympics chief was forced to resign over sexist remarks, the media industry now faces questions over male dominance of its upper ranks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2021
Can the Tokyo Olympics be held with spectators during the pandemic?
With most of the world still struggling to deal with the health crisis and more contagious variants of the virus spreading or yet to emerge, Japan is facing a tough problem.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jan 23, 2020
Yuka Osaki hopes to secure a spot on Japan national team after becoming a mother
Just over a year after giving birth to her first child, Yuka Osaki decided to return to the court with the goal of representing her home country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Dec 24, 2019
UNCW's Kai Toews leaves school to pursue pro career in Japan
Kai Toews' promising college career has come to an end.
Japan Times
SPORTS
Dec 21, 2019
Sports, cultural events combine to provide spirited public unveiling of new National Stadium
The brand-new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was introduced to the general public on Saturday for the first time since construction was completed late last month.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 19, 2019
2020 Olympic organizers unveil course for Sapporo marathons
The course for the men’s and women’s marathon competitions in Sapporo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been set, the organizers announced on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 19, 2019
Ex-JFA chief Saburo Kawabuchi named head of athletes' village for 2020 Olympics
Former Japan Football Association President Saburo Kawabuchi has been appointed head of the athletes' village for the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Games organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori said Thursday.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 17, 2019
Leukemia-stricken swimmer Rikako Ikee discharged from hospital
Swimming star Rikako Ikee, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, said Tuesday she has been discharged from hospital and hopes to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2019
Iconic Harajuku Station, located in Tokyo's hub of pop culture, to be rebuilt after Olympics
The nearly 100-year-old Harajuku Station, sited in a hub of Tokyo pop culture, will be dismantled and rebuilt after the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as its fire-resistance capability does not meet requirements, East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 9, 2019
Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth
Shocking news came out of the blue early last month when the Japan Basketball Association revealed that the wild-card spot for either its men's or women's national 3x3 teams would be negated by the International Olympic Committee.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 9, 2019
2011 Women's World Cup champion squad being eyed to open Japan torch relay: sources
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is considering members of Nadeshiko Japan, soccer's 2011 Women's World Cup champion, as candidates to open the domestic leg of the Olympic torch relay in March, sources said Friday.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 28, 2019
2020 Tokyo Olympics: Democracy in the spotlight
Democracies must accept they are in a contest of political ideas, especially in Asia.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 28, 2019
French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe
French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc. played a "central and essential role" in deals used to embezzle sponsorship money and have asked Switzerland to raid its office and seize evidence, according to a person...
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PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 25, 2019
Culturally inspired medal designs revealed exactly a year before start of 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
The medals for next year's Tokyo Paralympics were revealed Sunday, exactly one year to the day before the games kick off in the Japanese capital.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Aug 16, 2019
Double disqualification after heat shortens 2020 test event
British triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown were both disqualified after they crossed the line together following the heat-affected test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Thursday morning.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 15, 2019
For Canada's water polo teams, Pan American Games provided valuable testing ground
The Canada water polo national teams have made steady progress since holding training camps last summer in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, according to Justin Oliveira, Water Polo Canada's high performance director.

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