Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

More Sports Jul 6, 2019

Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

Four-time defending Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho's bid for a fifth title took a severe hit on Saturday, when the 35-year-old failed to qualify for September's World Wrestling Championships. Icho lost her 57-kg qualification playoff against Rio de Janeiro Olympic 63-kg champ Risako Kawai, who ...

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

The test events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics started in full swing on Thursday as the Pentathlon World Cup Final opened as the games' first official dress rehearsal of the year. The four-day modern pentathlon competition opened at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, ...

Olympics Jun 1, 2019

2020 torch relay to pass historic sites

The organizing committee of the 2020 Games said Saturday the Tokyo Olympics' torch relay will pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters. According to the route revealed by organizers, the torch will travel to 857 municipalities ...

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Olympics May 21, 2019

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Summer Games. "We appreciate your continued efforts to reduce the operational (budget) and other budgets," ...

Yuko Takahashi shows promise at Yokohama triathlon

More Sports May 21, 2019

Yuko Takahashi shows promise at Yokohama triathlon

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Two years ago, Yuko Takahashi moved to San Diego to join an elite multinational triathlon team, seeking to become a legitimate athlete. Her decision has paid off. The 28-year-old came up with her best result ever in the World Triathlon Series circuit, finishing finished fourth in ...