Tokyo 2020

  • Japan U20 World Cup winners 2018
    Japan’s Golden Girls: U20 World Cup win raises hopes for Tokyo 2020

    Women’s football has come a long way in Japan. The Under 20’s stunned Spain 3-1 to win the 2018 U20 women’s World Cup in France. Japan became the only nation to have won every World Cup available in the women’s game. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🏆🙌🙌🙌🙌#U20WWC #DareToShine #LeMomentDeBriller @jfa_nadeshiko — #U20WWC 🇫🇷⛵ (@FIFAWWC) August 24, 2018 Land of the rising stars

  • Sam Mikulak wins fifth national title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    Sam Mikulak showed the world what he’s capable of as he grabbed his fifth national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. After an up-and-down opening night, Mikulak rebounded with a two-day score of 172.900 in the all-around. He is the first man to claim five U.S. titles since Blaine Wilson’s run from 1996

  • Alistair Brownlee at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.
    Alistair Brownlee’s Olympic future undecided after 4th place at 2018 European Championships

    Now what Alistair Brownlee? A fourth place finish kept the double Olympic champion triathlete off the podium at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Brownlee was in the leading group after the 40km cycle but fell off the pace halfway through the 10k run. I knew I was going to struggle on the run as I’ve

  • Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanakako features in Tokyo 2020 cycling road race
    Mount Fuji to feature in tough Tokyo 2020 men’s road race

    With less than two years to go, the official road race courses for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been unveiled. Both men’s and women’s events will start in the capital’s metropolitan area and head west across three prefectures (Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka) before finishing on the flat roads of the Fuji Speedway circuit, a motorsport

  • Peter Burling And Blair Tuke set to race at Tokyo 2020
    New Zealand’s Burling and Tuke vow to defend Olympic title at Tokyo 2020

    Virtuoso New Zealand sailing pair Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have confirmed they will race and try to win consecutive gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. After winning gold at Rio 2016, they helped Emirates Team New Zealand claim their first America’s Cup in 17 years and have also just finished the Volvo Ocean Race.

  • Tokyo 2020 torch relay to start in Fukushima

    Hope lights our way The torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will start in Fukushima Prefecture, which was ravaged by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami in 2011. The route was signed off on Thursday by the Organising Committee at a meeting with the central and Tokyo governments. The relay will start on March

  • The world celebrates Olympic Day 2018

    Happy Olympic Day! The day has been marked on 23 June every year since 1948, making this year’s anniversary the 70th Olympic Day. It recognises the foundation of the International Olympic Committee, formed in Paris on 23 June 1894. Local events aim to raise awareness of the role sport and physical activity play in day-to-day

  • Surf heroes Kelly Slater and Bethany Hamilton talk Tokyo 2020

    Olympic debutantes? Surfing will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. But will superstars Kelly Slater and Bethany Hamilton take part? Both spoke about their Olympic ambitions while at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Slater 50-50 for Tokyo Kelly Slater is a true legend of the sport with 11 World Surf League titles.

  • Mustafina makes impressive return just 10 months after giving birth

    Double Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina has returned to competitive gymnastics. Just 10 months after giving birth to her first child, she finished fourth at the Russian national championships in Kazan. Огромное спасибо всем за поддержку❤❤❤ A post shared by Aliya Mustafina (@musaliya135) on Apr 20, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT The competition was won by Mustafina’s

  • Boston marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi looks to turn pro for Olympic dream

      If it was the weather that stole the headlines at the Boston Marathon, then it was men’s winner Yuki Kawauchi who captured people’s hearts. Now, the 31-year-old Japanese star has announced his aim to give up his job as a high school administrator and commit to running professionally from the end of the year.

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