TOKYO —Jan 12, 2019— A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation, suspected by French investigators of authorizing the payment … Continue reading TOKYO | Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics
INCHEON, South Korea — Nasa Hataoka of Japan has fired a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea. Danielle Kang and Charley Hull were two shots back on Thursday on a chilly, windy day at the Sky 72 Ocean Course. Minjee Lee … Continue reading INCHEON, South Korea | Nasa Hataoka fires 7-under 65 to lead in South Korea
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. She has big plans before her days on the sand are done, and for improving the long-term health and growth of the sport well into the future by creating new playing opportunities in the … Continue reading ALAMEDA, Calif. | Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase gold in Tokyo, retire
TOKYO — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. Japan has been gripped by a deadly heatwave this summer that has resulted in more than 65 deaths nationwide. The temperature on Monday reached … Continue reading TOKYO | 2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat
Ryan Lochte is calling his latest suspension “crazy” and says it will stoke his competitive fires as he gets ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 12-time Olympic medalist and longtime U.S. swimming star tells guest host Tim Reynolds in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now” that his suspension for getting an intravenous vitamin … Continue reading Tokyo 2020: Will Ryan Lochte and Sue Bird be there?