Wrestler Kaori Icho passes on last-chance Tokyo 2020 bid

More Sports Nov 30, 2019

Wrestler Kaori Icho passes on last-chance Tokyo 2020 bid

Four-time reigning Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho has not entered next month's national championships, ending her bid for a fifth consecutive gold medal, the Japan Wrestling Federation revealed Saturday. The 35-year-old Icho, who was unable to secure a spot in the women's 57-kg division for ...

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Olympics Nov 28, 2019

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping cover-up as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday made a bombshell recommendation for ...

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

National Nov 26, 2019

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

by Karyn Nishimura

For years, the government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the prefecture's produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It's a thorny subject for the authorities. They pitched the Olympics in part as a ...

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Olympics Nov 21, 2019

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Japanese Olympic Committee Secretary General Tsuyoshi Fukui has been tipped to take on the role of the Japanese delegation head for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said late Wednesday evening. According to sources, Mitsugi Ogata, head of training with the JOC, ...