Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

Olympics Apr 6, 2020

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community. Although the decision was finalized at a lofty political level, it only happened after individual athletes forced the ...

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 ...

Rugby Jun 30, 2019

Former PM Yoshiro Mori invites Vladimir Putin to Rugby World Cup

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Saturday invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Sept. 20 in Tokyo. The former premier extended the invitation, which Putin said he would give full consideration to, when the pair met in ...