JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Olympics Jun 24, 2020

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita sent a message to his international counterparts Tuesday, telling them Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities as it emerges from the new coronavirus pandemic. In an English memo to the presidents of national Olympic committees and sports federations, Yamashita ...

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

Olympics Apr 6, 2020

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community. Although the decision was finalized at a lofty political level, it only happened after individual athletes forced the ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Olympics Jan 11, 2020

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday. Yamashita, a 62-year-old former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, was voted in at the IOC Session. He becomes the second ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

Olympics Dec 6, 2019

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

The IOC has nominated Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita for IOC membership, with a formal decision to be discussed in January, its spokesman said Thursday. The 62-year-old Yamashita, a former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, will join International Gymnastics Federation chief ...

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Olympics Nov 21, 2019

JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020

Japanese Olympic Committee Secretary General Tsuyoshi Fukui has been tipped to take on the role of the Japanese delegation head for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said late Wednesday evening. According to sources, Mitsugi Ogata, head of training with the JOC, ...

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

by Ryusei Takahashi

The second and final lottery for Japanese residents to buy tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will commence on Nov. 13, the organizing committee announced Friday. Applications will be accepted from the morning until 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 26. The lottery results will be announced ...

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 ...