Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

Basketball Nov 9, 2019

Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shocking news came out of the blue early last month when the Japan Basketball Association revealed that the wild-card spot for either its men's or women's national 3x3 teams would be negated by the International Olympic Committee. In late March, FIBA had granted automatic berths ...

General Oct 31, 2019

Barry Frank, sports TV and marketing pioneer, dies at 87

Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary ...

Olympics Oct 4, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers seek help coping with summer heat

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have sent out questionnaires to international sports federations seeking advice on how to counter the searing heat expected in Japan's capital during the 2020 Games. However, the International Olympic Committee was adamant Thursday that the move was not prompted by ...