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Tokyo Olympic organizers mull downsizing torch relay over virus

February 27, 2020

Tokyo–The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee is considering the possibility of downsizing the torch relay that will start next month amid the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan, Chief Executive Officer Toshiro Muto said Wednesday. Still, Muto said that the


Japanese baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

February 11, 2020

Tokyo–Former renowned Japanese professional baseball catcher and manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure at a hospital in Tokyo in the small hours of Tuesday. He was 84. A batting triple crown winner, Nomura played mainly for the Nankai


ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020

February 8, 2020

Figure Skating -ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020-Men’s Short Program-Wakiki Mokdong Ice Rink, Seoul, South Korea-February 7, 2020 Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu in action (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji) Jiji Press

2020 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

February 6, 2020

Isabella Gamez (R) and David-Alexandre Paradis (L) of the Philippines perform during the Pairs-short program event at the 2020 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships at Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul, South Korea, 06 February 2020. (EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN) Jiji Press

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

February 2, 2020

Japan’s national wheelchair basketball players take part in a demonstration during the opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, venue for the volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic sports events, in Tokyo on


Australian Open Grand Slam

February 2, 2020

Shingo Kunieda of Japan reacts after winning his Men’s Wheelchair Singles final match against Gordon Reid of Britain at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 02 February 2020. (EPA / ROMAN PILIPEY) Jiji Press

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup

January 31, 2020

Japan’s Naoki Nakamura performs during the qualification session of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo on January 31, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) Jiji Press

JOC chief targets well over 30 gold medals in Tokyo Olympics

January 30, 2020

Tokyo–Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita pledged Thursday that the country aims to earn far more gold medals than the committee’s goal of 30 in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. “We’ll work hard to win many more gold medals than