Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Soccer Sep 25, 2017

Ito makes long-awaited debut for Hamburg

Former Kashiwa Reysol youth player Tatsuya Ito made his long-awaited German Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming on as a second-half substitute in Hamburg SV's 3-0 away defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. But the big day for the 20-year-old Japanese, who joined Hamburg youth academy in July 2015 ...

Soccer Nov 18, 2016

Sakai named new Hamburg captain

Japan defender Gotoku Sakai has been appointed the new captain of SV Hamburg, the German first-division side announced on Thursday. Markus Gisdol handed the role to the 25-year-old Sakai, who takes over in an unusual mid-season switch from Johan Djourou. "It is a great honor for ...

Olympics Dec 1, 2015

Bach says IOC regrets Hamburg's nixed 2024 Olympic bid

The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a "missed opportunity" for the city and Germany, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday. Hamburg withdrew its bid Sunday after it was defeated in a referendum by voters in the northern port city. The vote ...

Olympics Sep 16, 2015

Five cities set to bid for 2024 Olympics

With Toronto deciding against a last-minute bid, five cities are set to be in contention for the 2024 Olympics when the race opens officially on Wednesday, pitting four European cities against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee's final deadline for ...

Sakai to join Hamburg from Stuttgart: report

Soccer Jul 1, 2015

Sakai to join Hamburg from Stuttgart: report

Japan defender Gotoku Sakai will join SV Hamburg from Bundesliga rival Stuttgart on a three-year deal worth €700,000 ($780,000), according to a report Wednesday in German daily Bild. The 24-year-old Sakai will either move this weekend to Hamburg or join up with the team at ...

Olympics Mar 17, 2015

Hamburg picked for 2024 Olympic bid

German Olympic officials selected Hamburg over Berlin on Monday to bid for the 2024 Olympics, adding a third international contender to what is shaping up as a high-profile field. The eight-member board of Germany's national Olympic committee announced its recommendation after a day of deliberations. The ...