Rikako Ikee aiming to return to competition in October

More Sports / Swimming Jul 2, 2020

Rikako Ikee aiming to return to competition in October

Swimmer Rikako Ikee, who has been battling leukemia since last year, said Thursday she intends to return to competition in early October. The 19-year-old university sophomore allowed the media online access to her practice in Tokyo, and spoke to a group of reporters for the ...

Rikako Ikee tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Olympics Jun 30, 2020

Rikako Ikee tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Rikako Ikee, the Japanese swimming star who has her sights set on the 2024 Paris Games despite her ongoing battle with leukemia, will feature in a one-year Tokyo Olympic countdown event, a source familiar with the plan said Tuesday. The 19-year-old is expected to address ...

Keisuke Honda launches digital media venture featuring high-profile athletes

Soccer Apr 29, 2020

Keisuke Honda launches digital media venture featuring high-profile athletes

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda is set to launch a new digital media venture involving several of the country's high-profile athletes. Voice recordings from the athletes will be distributed by smartphone as part of a monthly subscription service called NowVoice, which launches Wednesday. The venture is ...

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Olympics Feb 20, 2020

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Rising swimming star Rikako Ikee called her recent therapy for leukemia the turning point in her life in a televised interview aired on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Ikee, the MVP of the 2018 Asian Games and a gold medal candidate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before ...