In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

Olympics Feb 7, 2020

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

For the first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece. Greece's Hellenic Olympic Committee said Thursday it has picked Rio de Janeiro shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki ...

Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 15, 2016

Athens gold medalist Noguchi ends career

Mizuki Noguchi, the winner of the women’s marathon gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, announced her retirement on Friday. Noguchi’s announcement comes after she finished 23rd at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon last month and failed to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I ...

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 16, 2014

Noguchi withraws from Osaka Marathon

Athens Olympic marathon champion Mizuki Noguchi has pulled out of the Osaka International Women's Marathon for the third straight year due to injury, organizers announced Thursday. Just 10 days before the start of the race, the 35-year old Noguchi has withdrawn due to a stress ...