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.
A Japanese canoeist, who was competing for a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, admitted to having spiked the drink of a key rival to make him fail a doping test at a national championship last September.
The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to ban Russia from attending the 2018 Winter Games for widespread doping. Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as individuals under a neutral flag.
Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji reportedly told police on Friday that he hit a lower-ranked fellow wrestler during a drunken brawl last month. Sources say he struck the junior wrestler in the head with his bare hands, not with a beer bottle.
The Houston Astros first baseman from Cuba will serve a five-game suspension in 2018 for making a racist gesture toward the Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Friday’s World Series game. After hitting a home run, he appeared to slant his eyes and say a word in Spanish to mock Asian people.
Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the men’s 100 meter race, winning an intercollegiate event in 9.98 seconds on Saturday. He was a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning team in the men’s 4-by-100 meter relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A Denver Post sportswriter lost his job on Monday after triggering a backlash on social media for tweeting that a Japanese driver’s victory in the Indianapolis 500 made him “uncomfortable.”
Figure skating icon Mao Asada, who has been plagued by left-knee pain, announced her retirement on Monday, saying she has lost the will to compete after a disappointing season.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee sent a letter on Thursday to a golf club which will host events in the 2020 Games, urging it to allow women to be full members by amending its regulations.