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Olympics Aug 10, 2018

2020 cycling courses set

Local organizers announced the road cycling courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday and declared them "extremely difficult." The 244-km route for the men's race starts in suburban western Tokyo and winds its way through Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures before finishing at Fuji Speedway ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Olympics / Summer Olympics Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan's Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan's flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef de ...

Olympics Oct 20, 2015

Hashimoto appointed Japan's Chef de Mission for Rio Olympics

Former Olympic speed skater Seiko Hashimoto will make history as the first female Chef de Mission at the Summer Olympics, when she leads Japan's delegation to next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday named the seven-time Olympian to reprise the ...