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Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

National Apr 18, 2013

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said after meeting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday that the two sister cities will cooperate to realize the Japanese capital's ambition of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. During a trip to New York, Inose told reporters that Bloomberg had ...

Inose welcomes IOC inspectors to Tokyo

National Mar 2, 2013

Inose welcomes IOC inspectors to Tokyo

The head of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission arrived Friday for an on-site inspection this week of Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games. IOC Vice President Craig Reedie was welcomed by Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, who expressed ...

Wrestling Feb 26, 2013

Japan launches petition to save Olympic wrestling

The Japan Wrestling Federation launched an online petition site to keep wrestling in the Olympics on Monday with the aim of submitting 100,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. The website, titled "Save Olympic Wrestling," can be accessed in several languages. The federation plans to ...

Olympics Feb 16, 2013

JOC taking steps to address crises

by Kaz Nagatsuka

After a series of scandals that have rocked the sports world in recent weeks, the Japanese Olympic Committee is working to improve how it handles its societal duties. At the same time, the JOC recognizes the urgency to work to restore public faith in ...