Paralympic schedule, ticket prices revealed

Paralympics Aug 13, 2019

Paralympic schedule, ticket prices revealed

by Dan Orlowitz

With just over a year until the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games open on Aug. 25, 2020, officials on Tuesday announced detailed schedules and ticket prices they hope will result in a significant turnout for the entirety of the 13-day event. Organizers at Tokyo 2020 headquarters ...

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

Olympics Apr 16, 2019

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

by Dan Orlowitz

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled the competition schedule on Tuesday, giving fans hoping to attend the games their first opportunity to plan their itineraries. Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi walked a full news conference through the highlights of the marquee event, which ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

Olympics / Summer Olympics May 31, 2018

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will start and finish at New National Stadium and take competitors on a scenic tour of iconic city landmarks, organizers said Thursday. The organizing committee said the marathon course showcases the ...

Olympics Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was "shocking." "The scope is very big. It's a shocking report," said Murofushi, who won the gold medal ...

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Olympics Jul 8, 2016

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Japan's 2004 Olympic hammer-throw winner Koji Murofushi confirmed his retirement during a visit to the Japan Sports Agency on Friday, two weeks after he missed out on a place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 41-year-old returned to the national championships following a two-year ...

Olympics Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi supports Olympic ban of Russian athletics team

Japan's 2004 Athens Olympic hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi on Saturday welcomed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to uphold its ban of Russia's track and field team over allegations of doping. The move prevents Russia's athletes from competing in track and field ...

Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

Olympics Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's track and field icon is back. Koji Murofushi, a two-time Olympic medalist in the men's hammer throw, has been more of a scholar and sports administrator in the last couple of years. But now the time has come to take off his suit, remove his ...

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

More Sports / Track & Field May 25, 2016

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

Athens Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month's national athletics championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

More Sports / Track & Field May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month's National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist four ...