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Aug 5, 2018

Doping cases mar Japan's fair play image ahead of 2020 Games

Revelations about doping in recent years have shaken the very foundations of the Japanese sporting world and its reputation for fair play. Many cases from cycling, swimming, speed skating and other disciplines are viewed as careless violations, with athletes thoughtlessly buying sports supplements without regard ...

Two years to go: Transport providers gearing up for Tokyo Games

Aug 3, 2018

Two years to go: Transport providers gearing up for Tokyo Games

Transport operators are busy preparing for an influx of visitors from overseas during the 2020 Tokyo Games, with some accelerating the installation of equipment to show information in multiple languages and others hiring new staff to better welcome foreign tourists. East Japan Railway Co. and ...

Szewinska dies at 72

/ Jul 1, 2018

Szewinska dies at 72

Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its ...

Hall of Famer, Olympian Anne Donovan dies at 56

Jun 14, 2018

Hall of Famer, Olympian Anne Donovan dies at 56

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Following her amateur days, Donovan played in Japan with the ...