Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Olympics Sep 18, 2018

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, decided to give up the 2026 bid following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Sept. ...

Olympics Sep 16, 2017

Takeda gets formal OK to stay with IOC

The International Olympic Committee approved Tsunekazu Takeda remaining as an IOC member until the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games, it was announced at the IOC Session on Friday. Takeda, the Japanese Olympic Committee president, will reach the IOC's age limit of 70 in November, ...

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

Olympics Sep 12, 2017

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

The International Olympic Committee is moving to postpone the retirement of member Tsunekazu Takeda until after the 2020 Tokyo Games, sources told Kyodo News on Monday. Takeda, the Japanese Olympic Committee president, hits the age limit of 70 for IOC members in November, but can ...

JOC chief questioned in bid probe on France's behalf

National / Crime & Legal Feb 8, 2017

JOC chief questioned in bid probe on France's behalf

At the request of France, Tokyo prosecutors have questioned Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and others on a voluntary basis over allegations that dubious payments were made by the bid team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Takeda told reporters on Wednesday that ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Soccer / J. League Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, helped ...

General Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura and ...

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Olympics / Summer Olympics Aug 25, 2016

Japan Olympic delegation reflects on Rio success

Japan's Olympic delegation held a wrap-up ceremony at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday following a highly successful campaign at the Rio Games. Decathlete and Japan's flagbearer at the Games, Keisuke Ushiro, handed back the flag to Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda before chef de ...