All posts tagged "Tokyo Olympics"
News/ 4 weeks ago
Table Tennis Star Kasumi Ishikawa, a Three-Time Olympic Medalist, Retires
In major international events, Kasumi Ishikawa showcased her talent, determination and ability to perform under pressure on the world stage.
Judo/ 3 months ago
Kosei Inoue: The Judo Community Welcomes the New Year as it Gears Up for Paris
The Kodokan, the spiritual home of judo, brought together people of all ages and skills for the Kagami Biraki ceremony in...
Features/ 3 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Fencer Misaki Emura Ascends to the Top in World Rankings
Tokyo Olympian Misaki Emura becomes the first Japanese woman to reach number one in the world rankings in an individual fencing...
Features/ 5 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Swimmer Daiya Seto Proves He's Still a Force to be Reckoned With
Daiya Seto wins his sixth consecutive 400-meter individual medley title at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
Features/ 6 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Uta Abe Displays Fierce Determination to Repeat as Olympic Judo Champion in 2024
By beating two-time world champion Ai Shishime in their Tokyo Grand Slam title match, Uta Abe sends a clear signal that...
Soccer/ 6 months ago
Making History: Yoshimi Yamashita is First Japanese Female Referee in a FIFA World Cup Match
Tokyo native Yoshimi Yamashita served as the fourth official for the Belgium-Canada FIFA World Cup match in Qatar in her latest...
Soccer/ 8 months ago
Yoshimi Yamashita's Style: Soccer Refereeing So Natural It's Not Noticed
She became the J.League's first female referee in May 2021 and the first in the Asian Champions League in April 2022....
Features/ 8 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Nick Suzuki Becomes the Youngest Captain in History of Montreal Canadiens
“I know it's a big role but I think I'm ready for it,” the 23-year-old said, “and there's a bright future...
Features/ 9 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Bribery Allegations Cast a Shadow Over Tokyo 2020 Legacy
Prosecutors are investigating whether Aoki Holdings, Inc. and Haruyuki Takahashi, a Tokyo 2020 marketing official, engaged in unethical business practices.
Features/ 10 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki Made Olympic History 30 Years Ago
The 14-year-old from Shizuoka Prefecture became the sport’s youngest Olympic gold medalist, winning the women’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the Barcelona...
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...
Features/ 11 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Long Jumper Yuki Hashioka Pursuing A Title at World Championships
Hashioka produced Japan’s best Olympic result in the event in 37 years last summer with a sixth-place finish, raising expectations for...