In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

Olympics Feb 7, 2020

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

For the first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece. Greece's Hellenic Olympic Committee said Thursday it has picked Rio de Janeiro shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki ...

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

More Sports / Judo Apr 12, 2018

Judo legend Tadahiro Nomura to manage Hifumi Abe

Reigning 66-kg world champion Hifumi Abe has agreed to a management contract under a new company established by three-time Olympic judo champion Tadahiro Nomura, the company announced Thursday. Although it is unusual for Japanese judoka to be managed while still attending college, the 20-year-old Abe ...

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

More Sports / Judo Aug 31, 2015

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

Three-time Olympic men's 60-kg champion Tadahiro Nomura announced his retirement on Monday, saying his body has finally given in. "I began to feel my physical limit," the 40-year-old Nomura said at a news conference. "I've done everything I can. I have no regrets." Nomura, who said ...

Three-time Olympic judo gold medalist Nomura to retire

More Sports / Judo Aug 24, 2015

Three-time Olympic judo gold medalist Nomura to retire

Three-time Olympic men's 60-kg judo champion Tadahiro Nomura announced Monday that he is finally retiring. The 40-year-old Nomura will call it a career after the All-Japan Businessmen's Individual Championship to be held on Saturday. He will hold a press conference Aug. 31. Renowned for his seoinage ...