Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

More Sports / Swimming Mar 4, 2017

Ikee triumphs in 50-meter freestyle race in France

Teenager Rikako Ikee won the women's 50-meter butterfly at an international swimming meet on Friday. The 16-year-old Rio Olympian swam the 50 butterfly without taking a breath for the first time to win in 26.09 seconds, well short of the Japanese record of 25.50 she ...

'Pokemon Go' launches in Rio just ahead of Olympics

Business / Tech Aug 4, 2016

'Pokemon Go' launches in Rio just ahead of Olympics

The creators of "Pokemon Go" said the blockbuster mobile game has been released in Brazil just in time for the Rio Olympics, which start on Friday. A spokesman for the game's publisher Niantic confirmed in an email that "the app is currently rolling out across ...

Japan targets 14 gold medals in Rio: JOC

Olympics Aug 2, 2016

Japan targets 14 gold medals in Rio: JOC

Top-ranking officials of the Japanese Olympic Committee delegation spoke on Monday about the country's prospects for a strong performance at the upcoming Rio Olympics, expressing their hope for 14 gold medals as the team gears up for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Japan is hoping ...