Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

More Sports / Swimming Jul 14, 2019

Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Men's synchronized divers Ken Terauchi and Sho Sakai on Saturday became the first Japanese to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics in any sport. The 38-year-old Terauchi, already a five-time Olympian, and his 26-year-old teammate punched their tickets to the Olympics by finishing seventh in ...

Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

More Sports Jul 6, 2019

Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

Four-time defending Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho's bid for a fifth title took a severe hit on Saturday, when the 35-year-old failed to qualify for September's World Wrestling Championships. Icho lost her 57-kg qualification playoff against Rio de Janeiro Olympic 63-kg champ Risako Kawai, who ...

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

The test events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics started in full swing on Thursday as the Pentathlon World Cup Final opened as the games' first official dress rehearsal of the year. The four-day modern pentathlon competition opened at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, ...

More Sports / Boxing Jun 26, 2019

IOC strips Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA

The IOC has stripped Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA and will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Olympic inquiry panel chairman Nenad Lalovic says AIBA created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for the IOC and its ...

First round of applications for Tokyo 2020 torch relay opens

Olympics Jun 17, 2019

First round of applications for Tokyo 2020 torch relay opens

Applications for members of the public wishing to run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay opened Monday via a promotion organized by Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. Those who wish to be torchbearers in the relay, which will travel around Japan for 121 days, can submit ...

Olympics Jun 10, 2019

Coca-Cola seeks "group runner" for 2020 torch relay

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. said Monday it is looking for a group of up to 10 people to participate together in the torch relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when it opens its application process next week. According to Coca-Cola, members of the group will each ...