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Asian Games analyzed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

Sep 2, 2018

Asian Games analyzed 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

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 ...

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

Sep 12, 2017

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

The International Olympic Committee is moving to postpone the retirement of member Tsunekazu Takeda until after the 2020 Tokyo Games, sources told Kyodo News on Monday. Takeda, the Japanese Olympic Committee president, hits the age limit of 70 for IOC members in November, but can ...