All posts tagged "Beijing Olympics"
Features/ 2 days ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kosuke Kitajima to be Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in September
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Kosuke Kitajima became the first swimmer to claim the breaststroke golden double in consecutive Summer Games.
Features/ 1 month ago
[ICE TIME] Young Guns Miura, Sato and Chiba Shine at Four Continents in Colorado
Led by teenager Kao Miura’s triumph in the men’s event, Japanese skaters earned half of the singles medals at the Four...
Features/ 2 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Snowboarder Reira Iwabuchi Continues to Push the Boundaries at Winter X Games
Executing difficult techniques on her snowboard is a never-ending quest for Reira Iwabuchi. The 21-year-old won the women's big air event...
News/ 3 months ago
2022's Top 20 Sports Stories on JAPAN Forward: Numbers 5-1
Thank you for following JAPAN Forward and our dedicated sports site, SportsLook. Let's look back at the five favorites of 2022's...
Features/ 7 months ago
[ICE TIME] A Hanyu Fan in Indiana Believes the Legend Has Far More to Share
Cooped up at home during the pandemic, Carla Grissom became enamored with Hanyu’s skating style and personality while watching videos online.
Figure Skating/ 7 months ago
INTERVIEW | Yuzuru Hanyu One-on-One: The New Pro’s Aim is to ‘Get Stronger!’
“How much better and stronger can I become from now on? I want to be stronger in terms of expression, technique...
Figure Skating/ 8 months ago
Yuzuru Hanyu Announces Retirement From Competition, Will Continue Career as a Pro Skater
“I have already won everything I want to win,” the two time Olympic champion said. “I don’t like the word ‘retire,’...
Features/ 11 months ago
[ICE TIME] Shoma Uno Leads Top 10 List for Japanese Skaters in 2021-22
In his sublime performance to “Bolero,” Uno finally broke out on the world stage with his first victory in a major...
Features/ 12 months ago
[ICE TIME] World, Olympic Medalists Shoma Uno and Yuma Kagiyama Share Mutual Admiration
The Japanese skaters credit their recent success to a deep friendship that drives them both on and off the ice.
Judo/ 12 months ago
Kosei Inoue: ‘Placing Sport at the Service of the Harmonious Development of Humankind’
After a splendid Beijing Olympics, for future athletes the sports world must tackle the problems plaguing it such as inexplicable scoring...
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Momoka Muraoka Triumphs in Her First Race of The Beijing Paralympics
After collecting five medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, the Japan delegation captain puts herself on course to replicate that...
Features/ 1 year ago
[ICE TIME] Yuzuru Hanyu’s Performance in Beijing Increased His Legend
“Hanyu showed us that he is not just a skater. He is a legend. What he tried to do was not...