The 78-year-old chairman of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation admitted to his relationship with a former head of a gang for over half a century. He has been accused of improper conduct including forcing referees to fix the outcome of matches.
Soccer fans were split over Japan’s strategy in the game against Poland on Thursday. Its head coach instructed players to pass the ball around towards the end and settle for a 1-0 defeat, knowing it was enough to advance to the knockout stage.
The association of college American football in the capital and the surrounding area on Tuesday decided to expel the former head coach and assistant coach of a university team in Tokyo. The body determined that the two ordered the defensive player to crush the opposing quarterback in a dangerous foul play earlier this month.
An extremely dangerous tackle against a defenseless quarterback has sparked controversy across the nation. The head of the Japan Sports Agency on Monday launched an inquiry into the incident that occurred during an American football game between two universities on May 6th.
The Seattle Mariners announced on Thursday that 44-year-old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has become a special assistant to the chairman and will not play for the rest of the season. He told reporters that he is not retiring as a baseball player.
The Los Angeles Angels rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani was named on Monday the American League player of the week. The modern-day Babe Ruth has excelled as both a starting pitcher and designated hitter for the first 11 days of the season.
The Japan Sumo Association apologized on Thursday after two female medics were ordered to leave the ring where they were performing first aid on a man who had collapsed. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are banned from the space.
An anonymous complaint has been lodged against a director of Japan Wrestling Federation development for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho. It said that he began to interfere with her training after she moved her base to Tokyo in 2008.
日本の前回覇者が平昌五輪のフィギュアスケート男子で金メダル【Japan’s defending champion wins gold in men’s figure skating at Pyeongchang Olympics】
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday became the first male figure skater to win two straight Olympic gold medals in 66 years. He had missed training for two months after an ankle injury last November.
Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.