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Olympics - 2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

18 Feb 2019

TOKYO The 2020 Olympics can "usher in a new Tokyo" and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Sunwolves need Super Rugby improvement in pivotal year

13 Feb 2019

TOKYO With the eyes of the rugby world turned to Japan and with their future in Super Rugby hanging in the balance, the Sunwolves enter the 2019 season under unparalleled pressure.

Olympics - Tokyo 2020 venues on track for completion, say organisers

12 Feb 2019

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues remain on track to be completed in time for test events scheduled for later this year, according to Games organisers.

Swimming - Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Ikee diagnosed with leukaemia

12 Feb 2019

TOKYO Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who won six titles at last year's Asian Games and was considered a strong medal contender for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said on Tuesday she had been diagnosed with leukaemia.

NGOs say Tokyo 2020 falling short on timber sustainability

31 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE Seven environmental non-government organisations (NGOs), including the Rainforest Action Network, have accused Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers of failing to end the use of timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

Rugby - Japan can make history at World Cup: Deans

25 Jan 2019

TOKYO Few people know Japanese rugby better than Robbie Deans and the former Wallabies coach believes the country's club structure has given the hosts a realistic chance of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time later this year.

Japanese stores to cut the smut ahead of global sports events

24 Jan 2019

TOKYO Two of Japan's largest convenience stores will cease stocking adult magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next year's Tokyo Olympics. | Video

'Citizen Runner' Kawauchi ready for next marathon step

22 Jan 2019

KUKI, Japan In Japan, where more people run marathons than anywhere else, it takes a special character to stand out from the crowd. | Video

Injury-plagued sumo grand champion Kisenosato retires

16 Jan 2019

TOKYO Sumo wrestling grand champion Kisenosato retired on Wednesday following a third successive loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.

Japan's Olympic Committee head denies impropriety in 2020 bid procedures

15 Jan 2019

TOKYO The head of Japan's Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been questioned by French authorities in December on Tuesday but repeated his denial there was anything improper about Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games and vowed to prove his innocence.

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