All posts tagged "COVID-19"
Olympics and Paralympics/ 10 months ago
EDITORIAL | One Year On: Respecting the Legacy of the Tokyo Olympics
The one-year anniversary is the time to consider the tangible and intangible assets the Tokyo Games left behind and how they...
Figure Skating/ 1 year ago
Vincent Zhou Plans to Compete in World Championships, Hopes for Future Japan Skating Shows
After a positive COVID-19 test in Beijing, Zhou reflected on what happened: “I honestly don’t know how I got it. I...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Shohei Ohtani's Rise to Superstardom Detailed in Magazine Cover Story
The 2021 American League MVP is one of three athletes selected as cover stories for the first-ever GQ Sports Issue.
Basketball/ 1 year ago
Toronto Raptors Forward Yuta Watanabe Shines in Blowout Loss
The Kagawa Prefecture native had NBA career-high totals of 26 points and 13 rebounds as the short-handed Raptors fielded a lineup...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ayumu Hirano Raises the Bar with Technical Wizardry
The two-time Olympic silver medalist completed a stunning triple-cork jump in a recent Dew Tour snowboarding competition in Colorado.
[ODDS and EVENS] Ryoyu Kobayashi Flying High After COVID-19 Setback
"I hadn't been in top form but I finally put together a good performance. I knew I would win if I...
[ICE TIME] Canceling the Grand Prix Final Was a Bad Idea for Figure Skating and for Japan
The reality is that had the GP Final been scheduled for almost any country other than Japan, it would have been...
Baseball/ 2 years ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Former NPB Pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura Picks Up Win for Red Sox after COVID-19 Break
Sawamura spent two weeks on the COVID-19 injured list before rejoining his team last week.
Features/ 2 years ago
Kosei Inoue: After Tokyo 2020, Judo and Sports Will Remain My Contributions to the World
The judoka shares his plans for when his term as coach of the Japan men’s judo team ends.
[Bookmark] Tokyo Olympics in a New Dark Age: A Competition on Behalf of the Entire Human Family
To fend off a future in which respect for human freedom and dignity has been destroyed, it is absolutely essential that...
OLYMPIC DIGEST | Surfing Makes Dynamic Debut at Summer Games
Surfing is among four new sports added to the Olympic program for the Tokyo Games. The others are sport climbing, skateboarding...
Naomi Osaka Lights Cauldron In an Opening Ceremony Marked by Elegant Simplicity
“This is a message of hope,” said IOC boss Thomas Bach. “Yes, it’s very different from what all of us imagined....