IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

Olympics 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 ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Soccer / J. League Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, helped ...

Sports Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura and ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Olympics / Summer Olympics Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan's Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan's flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef de ...