Ukrainian Sumo Wrestlers Visit City North Of Tokyo

Ukrainian sumo wrestlers visit city north of Tokyo

A group of amateur Ukrainian sumo wrestlers has visited a city with a passion for sumo north of Tokyo before leaving for an international sports event in the United States.

The eight-member delegation had been training in Ehime Prefecture and elsewhere in Japan since June in the run-up to their participation in the 2022 World Games.

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Inoue Beats Donaire To Win Third Boxing Championship

Inoue beats Donaire to win third boxing championship

Japanese boxing sensation Inoue Naoya has won a third world boxing championship with a second-round victory over the Philippine's Nonito Donaire. The defeat of defending WBC champion Donaire adds that belt to Inoue's WBA and IBF championships.

The two champions squared off Tuesday near Tokyo after clashing in 2019 at the same venue, a contest Inoue won by a decision.

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Experts Present Proposals On Outsourcing School Sports Activities

Experts present proposals on outsourcing school sports activities

A panel of experts convened by the government's Sports Agency has presented proposals on transferring responsibility for some extracurricular activities in which Japan's junior high school students take part away from teachers.

The panel handed its proposals to agency Commissioner Murofushi Koji on Monday. They were tasked with suggesting ways in which members of local communities could take charge of such activities on weekends and holidays.

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Summer Grand Sumo Tournament Day 1

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament Day 1

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off on Sunday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji returned to the ring after he pulled out of the previous tournament due to injuries. Komusubi Daieisho defeated Terunofuji with a frontal push out.

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Japan Pro - Baseball Body To Survey Players, Officials On Aftereffects Of Covid - 19

Japan pro-baseball body to survey players, officials on aftereffects of COVID-19

The governing body of Japanese professional baseball plans to conduct a survey of all 12 clubs after some players complained of likely aftereffects of COVID-19.

There have been a number of cases in which players or team officials have been infected with the coronavirus. Some games were canceled this month after cases were confirmed in the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars and the Orix Buffaloes.

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Wakatakakage Wins Spring Grand Sumo Tournament

Wakatakakage wins Spring Grand Sumo Tournament

In sumo, newly promoted Sekiwake Wakatakakage has clinched his first championship after winning a playoff in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

The wrestler, who holds the sport's third-highest rank, faced rank-and-filer Takayasu in the playoff after they both lost their bouts on the final day on Sunday and were tied with 12 wins and three losses.

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Kishida: Lifting Entry Ban To Be Considered For Foreign Athletes

Kishida: Lifting entry ban to be considered for foreign athletes

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has indicated that he will consider allowing foreign athletes into the country from March, in response to a request from the governing bodies of professional baseball and soccer.

Kishida expressed the intention at a meeting with Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Saito Atsushi and J.League Chairman Murai Mitsuru on Wednesday.

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Japan's Hirano Claims Snowboarding Halfpipe Gold

Japan's Hirano claims snowboarding halfpipe gold

Japanese snowboarder Hirano Ayumu has won gold in the men's halfpipe at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The 23-year-old took silver at the previous two Games.

Hirano landed what's called a "triple cork 1440" on all three of his runs. The trick consists of three head-over-heels flips while spinning sideways four times. Hirano became the first athlete to achieve it in competition last December.

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Chen Triumphs In Men's Figure Skating

Chen triumphs in men's figure skating

US superstar Nathan Chen has won the Olympic gold in men's figure skating. Japanese skaters made up the rest of the podium but two-time defending champion Hanyu Yuzuru missed out on a medal with a fourth-place finish.

The 22-year-old Chen completed a nearly perfect free program routine, successfully landing five quadruple jumps. His total score of 332.60 put him over 20 points clear at the top.

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