Takanori Nagase won the under-81-kg division title in judo, becoming the first Japanese to do so since Makoto Takimoto at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Japan wins its second straight softball gold thanks to another strong outing by Ueno.
Unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova outplayed the world No. 2 and earned a big upset victory.
Igarashi, Tsuzuki give the host nation a thrill with medals as surfing makes its much-anticipated debut in the Olympics.
That Yamamoto started the first of two tuneup games is a fairly strong indication that Inaba plans to have him start the opening game on Wednesday.
The Summer Games are in full swing the week of July 26, and the heat is up.
“Sport has to be politically neutral, but it is not apolitical. Sport is not an isolated island in the sea of society.” ー IOC President Thomas...
Japan finished runner-up in the men’s team gymnastics final, narrowly missing out on a second consecutive Olympic medal in the event.
The duo’s victory occurred in a fast-paced sport that was introduced to the Olympics in 1988.
Spain outscored Japan 30-14 in the second quarter to build a commanding lead en route to victory in the teams’ opening Group C game.
"Today felt like all of the tough and grueling days after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics condensed into one day," said veteran judoka Ono after the...
“I’m so proud to be a member of the Korean team. I’m happy and this is a big honor for me.” ー Kang Chae Young