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Precocious Akiyo Noguchi aiming for Olympic gold

Jun 6, 2018

Precocious Akiyo Noguchi aiming for Olympic gold

Akiyo Noguchi began climbing as a precocious tot clambering onto the backs of cows for kicks on the family farm — now she's targeting Olympic gold. The 29-year-old put down an early marker for the 2020 Tokyo Games, when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut, ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

/ May 31, 2018

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will start and finish at New National Stadium and take competitors on a scenic tour of iconic city landmarks, organizers said Thursday. The organizing committee said the marathon course showcases the ...

Tokyo bringing in step-free buses ahead of Olympics

May 29, 2018

Tokyo bringing in step-free buses ahead of Olympics

Buses with fewer steps leading to their rear seats will start operating in Tokyo later this year as the capital gears up for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo already had 1,464 buses with a step-free entrance as of April last year, but passengers ...