Olympic Officials Urged To Get Vaccinated

Olympic officials urged to get vaccinated

A medical academic society is calling on officials and volunteers to get vaccinated ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to curb the spread of infections during the events.

The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases is set to announce a list of infectious diseases that people need to be wary of during the Games. It is also urging people involved in the event to receive vaccinations against eight diseases. Those diseases include measles, rubella, influenza, and invasive meningococcal disease.


Endo Suffers 2nd Loss On 8th Day Of Sumo Tourney

Endo suffers 2nd loss on 8th day of Sumo tourney

On the eighth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, Endo suffered his second loss in an anticipated match with another popular rank-and-file wrestler, Enho.

Enho has risen to his best ranking and attracted attention. Endo, who defeated two Yokozunas and one Ozeki wrestler earlier in the tournament, lost the much-watched bout.


Aerobatic Team Practices Drawing Olympic Ring

Aerobatic team practices drawing Olympic ring

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force aerobatic display team began practice on Friday, to prepare for a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic torch.

The torch will be lit in Olympia, Greece, on March 12 and transported to Japan by plane.


Olympic Symbol Monument Unveiled In Tokyo Bay

Olympic symbol monument unveiled in Tokyo Bay

A huge Olympic symbol monument has been unveiled in Tokyo Bay, six months before the city hosts the 2020 Games.

The five-ring monument arrived at the sea at Odaiba Marine Park, one of the Olympic venues, on Friday morning. It measures 33 meters long and 15 meters high and will remain on a barge until the end of the Games.


Athletes Pitch Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Lottery

Athletes pitch Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery

The second round of lottery sale for Tokyo Paralympics tickets for residents in Japan has begun on the official ticketing website.

A promotional event was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, attended by Tokyo-born canoeist Monika Seryu and US archer Matt Stutzman, who won a silver medal at the London Paralympics.


Tennis/ Osaka, Kvitova, Keys Move To Brisbane Semifinals

TENNIS/ Osaka, Kvitova, Keys move to Brisbane semifinals

BRISBANE, Australia--Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys won quarterfinal matches Friday at the Brisbane International.

Osaka beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Kvitova defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 and Keys beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-1. Brady was coming off wins over Maria Sharapova in the first round and top-ranked Ash Barty in the second.


Olympics/ Ioc Details Rules On Political Protests At Games

OLYMPICS/ IOC details rules on political protests at Games

LAUSANNE--No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.

The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games.


Tennis/ Nishioka Makes Nadal Sweat, Djokovic Has It Easy

TENNIS/ Nishioka makes Nadal sweat, Djokovic has it easy

SYDNEY--World number one Rafael Nadal won a battle of attrition against fellow left-hander Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 7-6(4) 6-4 to seal Spain's spot in the final eight of the inaugural ATP Cup in Perth on Wednesday.

Meanwhile his long-time rival, world number two Novak Djokovic, had an easier outing in Brisbane, strolling past Chile's Cristian Garin 6-3 6-3 to stay undefeated in the new year and to ensure Serbia will travel to Sydney for the knockouts having won all three of their ties.