IOC seeks to remove AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

More Sports / Boxing May 23, 2019

IOC seeks to remove AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's amateur governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday proposed ...

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Olympics May 21, 2019

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Summer Games. "We appreciate your continued efforts to reduce the operational (budget) and other budgets," ...

Yuko Takahashi shows promise at Yokohama triathlon

More Sports May 21, 2019

Yuko Takahashi shows promise at Yokohama triathlon

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Two years ago, Yuko Takahashi moved to San Diego to join an elite multinational triathlon team, seeking to become a legitimate athlete. Her decision has paid off. The 28-year-old came up with her best result ever in the World Triathlon Series circuit, finishing finished fourth in ...

AIBA faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

More Sports / Boxing May 18, 2019

AIBA faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member ...

Tiger Woods eyeing first Olympics appearance in Tokyo

More Sports / Golf May 15, 2019

Tiger Woods eyeing first Olympics appearance in Tokyo

Tiger Woods indicated Tuesday that he has every intention of representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics next year. When questioned by media ahead of the weekend's PGA Championship to be played on the Bethpage Black course in New York's Long Island, the 15-time ...

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

More Sports May 10, 2019

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

by Kaz Nagatsuka

A long Golden Week holiday period had just ended the previous day. Not surprisingly, Tsurigasaki Beach wasn't crowded with spectators on Tuesday, the final day of the inaugural Japan Open of Surfing, which was organized by the Nippon Surfing Association. But when the sport makes ...

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

Olympics Apr 16, 2019

'Super Saturdays' to highlight schedule for Tokyo Olympics

by Dan Orlowitz

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled the competition schedule on Tuesday, giving fans hoping to attend the games their first opportunity to plan their itineraries. Tokyo 2020 sports director Koji Murofushi walked a full news conference through the highlights of the marquee event, which ...