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Feb 6, 2020
Japan Wrestling Federation punishes referees for failing to stop illegal moves
The Japan Wrestling Federation announced Wednesday it has suspended six officials who oversaw matches at last year's national championships in which two competitors scored takedowns after illegally treading on opponents' feet.
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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.
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Sep 22, 2018
Former wrestling official Kazuhito Sakae files defamation suit against Kaori Icho's coach
Kazuhito Sakae, the prominent wrestling coach who came under fire for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho, has filed a defamation suit against another coach believed to have first made the allegations, Sakae's lawyer said Saturday.
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Sep 15, 2018
Japanese athletes under fire after Asian Games scandal
When four members of Japan's national basketball team were sent home from the Asian Games last month for patronizing prostitutes, the resulting scandal capped almost a year's worth of bad publicity for sports in Japan. Over this time we've had allegations of "power harassment" raised against the Japan...
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Aug 10, 2018
JWF apologizes to Olympic legend Kaori Icho and other athletes for power harassment
The Japan Wrestling Federation said Friday it has apologized to four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho and other athletes for the power harassment they suffered at the hands of former JWF development director Kazuhito Sakae.
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Jun 19, 2018
Shigakkan University fires wrestling coach Kazuhito Sakae
Former Japan Wrestling Federation development director Kazuhito Sakae was officially dismissed as head coach of the Shigakkan University wrestling team, following approval by the school's board of directors on Monday.
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Jun 14, 2018
Ex-Japan Wrestling Federation director Kazuhito Sakae apologizes for Kaori Icho power harassment scandal
Former Japan Wrestling Federation development director Kazuhito Sakae, who resigned in April for power-harassing four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho, issued a public apology on Thursday.
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Oct 17, 2017
Wrestler Eri Tosaka sidelined with knee, ankle injuries
Olympic wrestling gold medalist Eri Tosaka will be out of action for around three months after suffering ligament damage in her left knee and ankle, the Japan Wrestling Federation's development director Kazuhito Sakae confirmed Tuesday.
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Mar 25, 2016
Wrestler Watari chosen for Rio Games
The Japan Wrestling Federation on Friday selected Rio Watari to compete in the women's 75-kg division at this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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