Olympics May 12, 2015

JOC honors gymnast Uchimura

Gymnast Kohei Uchimura was named the most valuable athlete for the 2014 season by the Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday. Uchimura won the honor for capturing the men's all-around world title for the fifth consecutive time in October. He is the only gymnast to have ...

National Mar 19, 2014

Tokyo to put up more multi-language signs for Olympics

by Masaaki Kameda

Tokyo and the central government launched on Wednesday a public-private council to come up with ways to put up more multiple-language signs for the 2020 Olympics. "It's important to improve the environment for welcoming an influx of foreign visitors, in addition to preparing competition venues, ...

National Jan 14, 2014

Mori pitches Olympics 'for new age'

Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday prior to his official appointment as chairman of the 2020 Olympics organizing committee that he will strive to make the event appropriate for "a new age." "I wasn't thinking of chairing the committee, but once I agreed to ...

National Dec 19, 2013

Exit regrettable, JOC chief says

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Thursday he is sorry to hear that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose is resigning over a money scandal, because he played a leading role in Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. "We will keep close contact with ...

Olympics Nov 15, 2013

IOC delegation ends orientation seminar

Wrapping up a two-day orientation seminar, which hopes to provide a blueprint for Tokyo going forward as it prepares for the 2020 Games, Gilbert Felli, the executive director for the Olympic Games, stressed the importance of hands-on involvement and coordination. The International Olympic Committee's delegation, ...

More Sports / Olympics Nov 13, 2013

IOC officials arrive for orientation seminar

An International Olympic Committee team arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday for the first time since the Japanese capital won the 2020 Olympic bid in Buenos Aires two months ago. Led by Gilbert Felli, the executive director for the Olympic Games, a four-man IOC team will ...

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

National Oct 29, 2013

IOC unworried by Fukushima water leaks, JOC says

The International Olympic Committee is completely unfazed by the continued radioactive water leaks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. At last month's IOC Session in Buenos Aires, where Tokyo won the right to host ...