No Quarantine For Athletes In Tokyo Games

No quarantine for athletes in Tokyo Games

The Japanese government is considering exempting a mandatory two-week quarantine for athletes who will arrive in Japan for next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The government has drafted a plan to ease regulations involving the coronavirus pandemic for the Tokyo Games that have been postponed until next year.

Olympic Flame To Go On View Tues. In Tokyo

Olympic flame to go on view Tues. in Tokyo

The Olympic flame for the postponed Tokyo Games will be put on public view in a Tokyo museum, starting on Tuesday.

A ceremony marking the event was held on Monday at the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku Ward.

Latest Sumo Rankings Released

Latest sumo rankings released

The latest sumo rankings were released on Monday ahead of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which opens on September 13 in Tokyo.

Daieisho, who recorded 11 wins and four losses as a Komusubi wrestler in the previous tournament, has been promoted to Sekiwake, the third highest rank.

Tennis Star Nishikori Kei Contracts Coronavirus

Tennis star Nishikori Kei contracts coronavirus

Japanese tennis pro Nishikori Kei has revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will skip a tournament later this month.

Nishikori announced on his official mobile app that he learned of the test result on Sunday morning. He noted that he will take another test on Friday and announce its result.

Olympic Rings In Tokyo Removed For Safety Checks

Olympic rings in Tokyo removed for safety checks

A huge Olympic rings monument in Tokyo Bay has been temporarily removed for safety checks.

The floating monument is 33 meters wide and 15 meters high. It was installed in January on the water in Odaiba Marine Park, one of Tokyo's Olympic venues.

Sumo Wrestler Terunofuji Wins July Tournament

Sumo wrestler Terunofuji wins July tournament

Mongolian sumo wrestler Terunofuji has made a stunning comeback by winning the Emperor's Cup in the July Grand Sumo Tournament.

The former Ozeki Champion forced out Sekiwake Mitakeumi on Sunday, the final day of the tourney, clinching the title for the first time in five years.

Pro Baseball, Soccer To Review Virus Responses

Pro baseball, soccer to review virus responses

Experts on infectious diseases have asked officials of Japan's pro baseball and soccer leagues to review how they will deal with any coronavirus cases among players or staff.

A joint taskforce of the organizers of the two sports held talks on Monday.

Sumo Wrestler Suspended For Group Meal

Sumo wrestler suspended for group meal

A Japanese sumo wrestler has been ordered to sit out several matches in the ongoing tournament after he was found to have had a meal with a few other people.

The current sumo tournament is the first since the coronavirus outbreak to let spectators into the arena.

Fireworks Mark Planned Start Of Tokyo Olympics

Fireworks mark planned start of Tokyo Olympics

Fireworks lit up the skies across Japan at 8 p.m. on Friday, which was to be the date of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics before it was postponed.

The Junior Chamber International Japan organized the displays with fireworks companies across the country, hoping they would signal a fresh start despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Swimmer Ikee Speaks At Olympic Countdown Event

Swimmer Ikee speaks at Olympic countdown event

Japanese swimming star Ikee Rikako delivered a speech at an event marking the start of the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo organizing committee held the closed-door event on Thursday at the National Stadium, the main venue for the games.

Mori: Shorter Olympic Torch Relay Unlikely

Mori: Shorter Olympic torch relay unlikely

The head of the organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed to next year, says that it would be difficult to shorten the schedule for the torch relay across Japan.

Mori Yoshiro made the remarks during an interview with NHK on Tuesday.