JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Olympics Jun 24, 2020

JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis

Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita sent a message to his international counterparts Tuesday, telling them Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities as it emerges from the new coronavirus pandemic. In an English memo to the presidents of national Olympic committees and sports federations, Yamashita ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

Olympics Mar 25, 2020

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, scheduled to begin Thursday, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, said Tuesday. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President ...

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

More Sports Mar 1, 2020

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

Ayumi Uekusa qualified for Japan's Tokyo Olympic team Saturday after a quarterfinal berth in the women's over-68-kg kumite at the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg. Despite losing her quarterfinal against Germany's Charlotte Grimm, Uekusa moved far enough ahead of her nearest competition in the Olympic rankings ...

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

Miho Miyahara earned a spot on the Japan national karate team on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg, one of the last chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, on Friday. By meeting the qualification criteria set by the Japan Karatedo ...