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Mori touts transformative power of sports

Aug 20, 2018

Mori touts transformative power of sports

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister and the current president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, believes sports has the power to connect people's hearts and encourage them to overcome obstacles. That belief motivated Mori to make a major contribution ...

Aug 10, 2018

2020 cycling courses set

Local organizers announced the road cycling courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday and declared them "extremely difficult." The 244-km route for the men's race starts in suburban western Tokyo and winds its way through Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures before finishing at Fuji Speedway ...

Tokyo tightening waterfront security ahead of Olympics

Aug 7, 2018

Tokyo tightening waterfront security ahead of Olympics

Tokyo police will beef up security in waterfront areas to guard against terrorist attacks from the sea during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Events for the Tokyo Games are scheduled to take place at 43 venues in nine prefectures, and 14 of them, as ...

Aug 5, 2018

Doping cases mar Japan's fair play image ahead of 2020 Games

Revelations about doping in recent years have shaken the very foundations of the Japanese sporting world and its reputation for fair play. Many cases from cycling, swimming, speed skating and other disciplines are viewed as careless violations, with athletes thoughtlessly buying sports supplements without regard ...