Amputee Blake Leeper won't be allowed to race with running blades

Track & Field Apr 27, 2021

Amputee Blake Leeper won't be allowed to race with running blades

World Athletics has rejected an application from American double amputee Blake Leeper to run on particular running-specific prostheses (RSPs), preventing him from competing in the Olympics or World Athletics events. The governing body said the mechanical passive-elastic carbon-fiber blades gave him a leg length of ...

Editorials Aug 24, 2007

New effort to boost tourism

The government has decided on a basic plan to promote the tourist industry as one of Japan's main policy measures for the 21st century. The basic plan sets goals in 25 areas, including three main ones — increasing domestic tours by Japanese, attracting more ...