Category Archives: General Olympic News

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption

Ex-Olympic star Fredericks suspended from IAF council while under investigation for alleged corruption MONTE CARLO, MONACO – Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and…

Japan says time for pressure, not dialogue with N.Korea

Japan says time for pressure, not dialogue with N.Korea

Japan says time for pressure, not dialogue with N.Korea Japan on Monday downplayed South Korea’s offer to hold military talks with North Korea, saying the priority should be piling pressure…

Nuclear plant must release contaminated water

Nuclear plant must release contaminated water

Nuclear plant must release contaminated water The new chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says the utility needs to stop dragging its feet on plans to dump massive amounts…

'Host towns' across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games

‘Host towns’ across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games

‘Host towns’ across Japan to welcome athletes in 2020 Tokyo Games   More than 250 local governments across Japan have come forward to serve as “host towns” for foreign athletes…

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying

Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying They’re still coming in droves — but no longer buying in spades. After propping up sales for overseas…

Japan, S Korea, U.S. demand greater Chinese effort on N Korea

Japan, S Korea, U.S. demand greater Chinese effort on N Korea

Japan, S Korea, U.S. demand greater Chinese effort on N Korea Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to push for China to play a larger role…

F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss

F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss Formula One needs two races in China and one should be on a street circuit to help make the sport more…

Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan

Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan

Rescue efforts continue as heavy rain kills 6 in southwestern Japan Search and rescue operations continued Thursday as torrential rain devastated Japan’s southwestern main island of Kyushu, leaving six dead…

Federer, Djokovic, Kerber advance at Wimbledon

Federer, Djokovic, Kerber advance at Wimbledon

Federer, Djokovic, Kerber advance at Wimbledon Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached the Wimbledon third round for the 15th time on Thursday with a 7-6 (7/0), 6-3, 6-2 win over Dusan…

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen Famous for its onsen (hot springs), Oita Prefecture has posted a promotional video featuring former Olympians…