S.sudan Athletes Train In Japan Ahead Of Games

S.Sudan athletes train in Japan ahead of Games

A group of athletes from South Sudan is in Japan to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics more than eight months before the Games get underway.

Three athletes, one para-athlete and a coach arrived in Maebashi City north of Tokyo on Thursday.

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Noguchi Named 1st Japanese To Carry Olympic Flame

Noguchi named 1st Japanese to carry Olympic flame

Olympic gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi will become the first Japanese runner of the torch relay for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Games' organizing committee announced on Monday that it has chosen Noguchi, the winner of the women's marathon at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament Opens

Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opens

The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.

One of the wrestlers drawing much attention is Takakeisho, who has just returned to the second-highest rank of Ozeki. He started the tournament with a win.

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Schedule Of Olympic Men's Marathon May Be Changed

Schedule of Olympic men's marathon may be changed

The president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says it will be hard to hold the men's marathon on the games' final day as scheduled, due to doping tests and athletes' long traveling distances.

He also says there will also be major changes to the schedules for the women's marathon and men's and women's race walking.

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World Rugby Chairman Praises Host Nation Japan

World Rugby chairman praises host nation Japan

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has praised Japan as the host nation of the world cup tournament, saying the people have been magnificent and warm hosts.

South Africa beat England in the final in Yokohama on Saturday. It's the second country to win a third World Cup after New Zealand.

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Olympic Marathon Moving To Sapporo

Olympic marathon moving to Sapporo

Next year's Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo.

The move is aimed at avoiding the extreme summer heat, with the International Olympic Committee saying temperatures will be five to six degrees cooler in Sapporo.

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Final Talks On Olympic Marathon Venue To Begin

Final talks on Olympic marathon venue to begin

The International Olympic Committee will soon start final talks on a plan to move the marathon and race walking events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the northern city of Sapporo.

Top officials from the IOC, Japan's central and Tokyo governments, and the Games' organizing committee will start their meeting at noon on Friday, the third and final day of talks on the issue.

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Tokyo Governor Challenges Olympic Marathon Move

Tokyo Governor challenges Olympic marathon move

The governor of Tokyo says she hopes to keep the 2020 Olympic marathon and race walking events in the capital, challenging the plan of the International Olympic Committee to move them to the northern city of Sapporo.

Yuriko Koike was speaking at an IOC meeting that kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday. Among the other attendees were IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates, Tokyo Games organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori, and Minister for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto.

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Ioc Meeting Underway Over Olympic Marathon

IOC meeting underway over Olympic marathon

An International Olympic Committee meeting is underway to discuss whether to move the 2020 Games' marathon and race walking events from Tokyo to Sapporo in northern Japan.

The 3-day meeting kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday, with officials from the IOC, Tokyo Metropolitan and central governments and the 2020 Games' organizing committee in attendance.

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An Olympic And Paralympic Venue Unveiled

An Olympic and Paralympic venue unveiled

An Olympic and Paralympic venue has been shown to the media on Tuesday for the first time since being completed.

The Ariake Gymnastics Center is located in Tokyo's waterfront area and is covered with a distinctively large roof. The gymnastics and paralympic boccia competitions will be held here. The facility was built using a lot of domestically-produced wood and the woody scent is prevalent.

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Hanyu Wins Skate Canada In Grand Prix

Hanyu wins Skate Canada in Grand Prix

Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has won the Skate Canada International, an event at the IS Grand Prix series.

His achievement marks a victorious start to the 2019-2020 season.

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Olympic Champions To Bring Flame From Greece

Olympic champions to bring flame from Greece

The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games will be delivered from Greece by two Japanese gold medalists.

The Games' organizers said on Friday that three-time Olympic champions, judoka Tadahiro Nomura and wrestler Saori Yoshida, will bring the flame.

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Japan Wants Joseph To Remain National Rugby Coach

Japan wants Joseph to remain national rugby coach

Japanese rugby's governing body has decided to officially ask the national team's head coach, Jamie Joseph, to stay in the post after leading the side to the best eight in the World Cup for the first time ever.

The president of the Japan Rugby Football Union, Shigetaka Mori, told reporters that a panel made the decision on Thursday. The decision was reportedly unanimous.

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Japan Rugby Coach, Captain 'proud' Of The Team

Japan rugby coach, captain 'proud' of the team

The members of Japan's national rugby team have looked back on their performance in the World Cup, one day after failing to reach the semifinals.

Head coach Jamie Joseph and the 31 players held a news conference on Monday in Tokyo.

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