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WINTER OLYMPICS

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OLYMPICS
Oct 29, 2020
Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka convicted in hit-and-run case
According to the ruling, Hiraoka hit a minivehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol at around 9:55 a.m. on Sep. 29, 2019, and fled the scene.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 24, 2020
COVID-19 isn't the only crisis facing the Olympics
The Summer Games have been postponed; the Winter Games could be a calamity.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 29, 2020
Sapporo gets JOC approval to move forward in bidding process for 2030 Winter Olympics
The Japan Olympic Committee has given Sapporo the green light to enter the dialogue stage of the 2030 Winter Games bid process with the International Olympic Committee, a JOC official said Wednesday.
OLYMPICS
Jan 12, 2020
Sapporo mayor meets with IOC chief Thomas Bach about bid to host 2030 Winter Olympics
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss the city's proposed bid to host the 2030 Winter Games.
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Oct 16, 2019
Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka admits causing car accident
A Japanese Olympic medalist has admitted causing a collision that injured several people last month in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, investigative sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 13, 2018
Sapporo set to give up bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
The capital of Hokkaido had planned to make its final decision on the bid this fall, but made up its mind earlier following damage from the recent earthquake.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Jul 2, 2018
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu receives People's Honor Award
Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu was bestowed with the People's Honor Award on Monday, becoming the youngest individual recipient of the prize.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 4, 2018
Sapporo declares official interest in hosting 2026 Winter Games
Japan and six other countries are vying to host the games, with the IOC's selection due in 2019.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Feb 24, 2018
A crash course in the Olympics
'The best part of the Winter Olympics is the crashes.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2018
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 9: Japan strikes gold on the ice
Japan acquired its first gold of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu turned in a virtually flawless performance for the free skate portion of the men's figure skating event. With the victory, Hanyu became one of just four men in Olympic history to win consecutive golds.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2018
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 8: The return of the Ice Prince
Figure skating took center stage Thursday during the men's short program. Yuzuru Hanyu, who won the gold medal at the Sochi Games in 2014, gave a mesmerizing performance that sent social media into a tizzy. Japan's Shoma Uno also lit up the ice with his routine and currently sits at third place. Now...
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2018
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 7: Ready to do business
Yes, there was a giant slalom, the curling and the announcement that Shaun White and Ayumu White would be taking a shot at competing at the Summer Games. But for Japan, in general it was breather of a day ahead of the bigger events on the horizon.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2018
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 6: Silver and smiles
Japan's silver streak continued Wednesday with Ayumu Hirano in the men's half pipe and Nao Kodaira in the women's speed skating 1000m event.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2018
Ayumu Hirano and Shaun White easily qualify for men's halfpipe final
U.S. snowboard great Shaun White began his bid for a third Olympic gold in convincing style, easily separating himself at the top of qualifying for the men's halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2018
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 3: U.S. snowboarder Red Gerard earns team first gold medal
Gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu's arrival on Sunday provides a much needed morale boost for Team Japan, who advanced to the final rounds of struggled to keep up in speedskating and team figure skating but well behind the leaders. In figure skating a resurgent Olympic Athletes of Russia climbed to second place...
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OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2018
Spirited opening ceremony marks official start of Pyeongchang Olympics
A ray of light shone and a bell rang out to pronounce the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2018
Miho Takagi keeping focus on pursuit of 3,000-meter speedskating gold
Long-distance specialist Miho Takagi will be looking to make more Japanese speedskating history on Saturday when she lines up for the women's 3,000 meters, the sport's first medal event at the Pyeongchang Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2018
Freestyle skier Nobuyuki Nishi apologizes for wearing hat with military design
Freestyle skier Nobuyuki Nishi revealed Friday that he has apologized for wearing a hat with a design resembling a controversial Japanese wartime flag at the Pyeongchang Olympic athletes' village.
OLYMPICS
Feb 9, 2018
U.S. bobsledders pay emotional tribute to late teammate Steven Holcomb
United States bobsledder Steven Holcomb's untimely death last year shocked the fraternity and brought them closer, members of the team said on Friday.

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