Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement

Olympics Mar 25, 2020

Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Some of Japan’s top athletes have expressed mixed feelings following Tuesday’s announcement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for “about a year” amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Veteran female sport climber Akiyo ...

More Sports / Swimming Jun 15, 2015

Shioura places fourth in freestyle final

In his first competition since joining the Italy-based ADN Swim Project earlier this month, Shinri Shioura had the fourth-fastest time in the 50-meter freestyle final on Friday at the 52nd Settecolli Internazionali d'Italia di Nuoto meet in Rome. The 23-year-old Kanagawa Prefecture native completed the ...

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK Jun 13, 2015

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

Henry Carr didn't have the longevity of Olympic track legends like hurdler Edwin Moses or sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis. But to those who witnessed and remembered what he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964, his greatness as a runner left an indelible ...