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Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

More Sports Mar 29, 2019

Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

As one of four women hoping to represent Japan at the World Archery Championships, 16-year-old Waka Sonoda is right on target to make her Olympic dreams a reality. Having started her athletic career by chance after she visited a local archery range with her mother, ...

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

Olympics Mar 17, 2019

JOC head voices intention to resign amid bribery probe

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee has expressed his intention to resign to a person close to him, sources with knowledge of the situation said Saturday, at a time when French authorities are looking into bribery allegations related to Tokyo's successful bid to ...

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

National Sep 3, 2018

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

by Takuya Karube

Japanese officials have been busy over the past two weeks observing operations in and around the Asian Games venues in Indonesia to learn things that could help Tokyo put on a successful Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The priorities they focused on during the 16-day ...

Japanese basketball players punished for soliciting sex

Basketball Aug 20, 2018

Japanese basketball players punished for soliciting sex

The Japanese Olympic Committee has penalized four players on the men's Asian Games basketball team for buying sex in Jakarta and sent them back home, a senior official said Monday. Japanese delegation chief Yasuhiro Yamashita, speaking at a news conference in the Indonesian capital, said ...