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Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

/ Sep 10, 2018

Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

Japan's gymnastics governing body on Monday handed two senior officials a temporary suspension over their alleged harassment of an Olympic gymnast. The Japan Gymnastics Association said Chieko Tsukahara and her husband Mitsuo will be suspended from their duties until an independent committee finishes investigating the ...

/ Mar 16, 2016

Former Olympic gold medalist Tsukahara retires

Athens Olympic gold medalist Naoya Tsukahara announced his retirement on Wednesday, saying he leaves gymnastics with no regrets. The 38-year-old Tsukahara, who won a team gold for Japan in 2004, said he hopes to become the best coach in the world. "I was feeling my limits ...

Ex-Olympian Tsukahara aims to run for Upper House

/ Apr 4, 2013

Ex-Olympian Tsukahara aims to run for Upper House

Mitsuo Tsukahara, a gymnast who won multiple Olympic gold medals, said Wednesday he intends to run in the Upper House election this summer as a proportional representation candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party. Tsukahara, 65, conveyed his intention to Shigeru Ishiba, secretary general of the ...