Category Archives: General Olympic News

Lin Dan cruises into semis at Asia Championships

Lin Dan cruises into semis at Asia Championships

      Five-times world champion Lin Dan cruised into the semifinals of the men’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in South Korea on Friday. The Chinese star needed…

Visa waivers in works for Indonesians, Filipinos, Vietnamese

Japan might grant visa waivers to tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam when it revises its tourism action plan in June, government sources said Monday. The initiative, backed by…

Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has an unprecedented nomination: the Ninth Article of the Japanese constitution. The Ninth Article renounces the right to engage in war or to maintain a…

'Frog King' Kitajima hasn't spawned new generation of swimmers

‘Frog King’ Kitajima hasn’t spawned new generation of swimmers

‘Frog King’ Kitajima hasn’t spawned new generation of swimmers TOKYO — Former Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima has urged Japan’s young swimmers to step up after a collective flop at the…

'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

‘Frozen’ tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

TOKYO — The Oscar-winning Disney animated feature “Frozen,” which opened in Japan on March 14, has remained the top box office earner in Japan for five straight weeks. According to…

‘Sakura from space’ blooms early

‘Sakura from space’ blooms early

  A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected —…

Irie captures eighth straight 200-meter backstroke title at nationals

  Irie captures eighth straight 200-meter backstroke title at nationals London Olympic silver medalist Ryosuke Irie kept his king status by out-performing rising star Kosuke Hagino in the men’s 200-meter…

Michael Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress', says manager Sabine Kehm

Michael Schumacher showing ‘small signs of progress’, says manager Sabine Kehm

      Grenoble, France:  Michael Schumacher is “showing small signs of progress”, his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in…

O'Connor claims second British title

O’Connor claims second British title

          O’Connor claims second British title England’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won her second gold at the 2014 British Championships with an English record in the 200m individual…

Under Armour's Olympic Experience Is Textbook Case For How to Handle Crisis

Under Armour’s Olympic Experience Is Textbook Case For How to Handle Crisis

As apparel sponsor of the U.S. speedskating team, Under Armour collaborated with aircraft firm Lockheed Martin to create what it trumpeted as the fastest, most aerodynamic speedskating “skin” ever: the…