Low on snow: Japan's Olympic cooling plans on thin ice

A plan to use snow collected in Japan's mountains to cool 2020 Olympics venues this summer is being stymied by snowfalls on track to be the lowest on record, according to officials involved.

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges two-week curbs...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks in the battle to stem a coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the...

Tokyo Olympics 'going ahead' despite Japan suspending sporting events over coronavirus

President Shinzo Abe has asked for a suspension on all major sporting and cultural events to stem the spread of coronavirus, but government insists Olympic Games remains scheduled as planned

Tokyo baseball team to play in empty stadium amid coronavirus fears

Tokyo's Yomiuri Giants baseball team will play two preseason games in an empty stadium, the latest impact on sports as Japan implements measures to contain the coronavirus just months before it h...

Japan health minister says too early to talk about cancelling Olympics

Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday it was still too early to talk about cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which start on July 24, due to the coronavirus and its spread in Japa...

Key facts about judo at the Tokyo 2020 Games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports including Judo, which originated in host country Japan.

Olympics: In wintery Britain, UK athletes turn the heat up for Tokyo

The heat and humidity of Tokyo in August will come as no surprise to Britain's Olympic athletes, even if they have never been to Japan and are more used to training in the cold and rain.

Women's matches postponed due to coronavirus threat

Top women ice hockey players have postponed a three-game series against Japan's national team due to the worsening of the coronavirus outbreak, the Professional Women's Hockey Players Associ...

Opelka fires 27 aces in beating Nishioka in Florida

Towering American Reilly Opelka beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets to win his second career ATP Tour title at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Sunday.

Opelka beats Raonic and will face Nishioka for Delray title

American Reilly Opelka surprised Canada's second-seeded Milos Raonic in their rain-delayed semi-final to set up a meeting with Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka for the Delray Beach Open title in F...

Nishioka rallies to upset Humbert in Florida semi-final

Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka fought back from a sluggish start to overpower sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a rain-interrupted semi-final at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Saturday.

Japanese emperor, on birthday, expresses coronavirus concern, looks...

Japanese Emperor Naruhito said on Sunday that he was looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in summer but that he was concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus, which has killed three in Japan ...

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