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Team USA shut out by Japan, settles for baseball silver as hosts win Olympic gold

August 8, 2021 - 09:12
Five Japanese pitchers combined for a six-hit shutout on Saturday as the hosts beat the United States 2-0, securing the first Olympic baseball gold medal for a nation that eats and breathes the sport. (
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Typhoon zeroes in on Tokyo as Olympics' final day looms

August 7, 2021 - 18:45
A typhoon is expected to approach Tokyo and its neighboring areas on Sunday, the final day of the Tokyo Olympics, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday as it warned of strong winds and high waves. (Japan Times)
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Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified after punching horse at Tokyo Games

August 7, 2021 - 18:41
Germany’s modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner will not be part of Saturday’s men’s individual competition at the Tokyo Olympics after she hit a horse with her fist and urged rider Annika Schleu to “really hit” the horse when it refused to jump. (Japan Times)
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Japan wrestler Mayu Mukaida wins women's 53 kg at Tokyo Games

August 7, 2021 - 03:36
Mayu Mukaida snatched the third gold medal for Japanese female wrestlers at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, downing China's Pang Qianyu 5-4 in the 53-kilogram final. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna wins the world’s first Olympic gold in men’s karate kata

August 7, 2021 - 03:33
Karate has finally made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games and Japan has now won two medals in the new Olympic sport. (
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Japan sets its new medal record at Tokyo Games

August 6, 2021 - 06:44
Japan on Thursday won its 42nd medal of the Tokyo Olympics, breaking its previous record of 41 set at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Kyodo)
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Olympic marathon swimmers battle heat, bacteria and each other

August 6, 2021 - 06:40
They are among the Games’ earliest risers and some of its hardiest competitors, waking well before dawn for a race start at 6:30 a.m. that requires diving into a hot, polluted bay that one competitor likened to a "warm puddle.” (Japan Times)
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Freestyle wrestling gold for younger Kawai sister

August 5, 2021 - 05:02
Japanese wrestler Kawai Yukako took gold in the women's freestyle 62-kilogram category final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday. She beat Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova 4-3. (NHK)
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12-year-old skateboarder Kokona Hiraki becomes Japan’s youngest Olympic medalist

August 5, 2021 - 04:58
The Olympic debut of skateboarding is quickly becoming an all-Japanese affair. (
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Men's bar brings second gold for Hashimoto

August 4, 2021 - 04:47
In the final Olympic men's gymnastics contest, the host nation's Hashimoto Daiki took his second gold of the Games. (NHK)
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Japan Has Made One of the Greatest Comebacks in Volleyball History

August 3, 2021 - 05:48
Japan are on two victories after their come from behind 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-8) triumph against the Netherlands on Saturday. Ran Takahashi scored 26 points in the winning effort. (Titans Volleyball)
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IOC calls for all-out anti-infection measures

August 3, 2021 - 05:31
The International Olympic Committee has released a statement outlining the specifics of the expanded coronavirus state of emergency that came into effect in some areas in Japan on Monday. (NHK)
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Judo team carries Japan to record-setting Olympic start

August 2, 2021 - 06:58
Although these Olympics have been plagued by unprecedented challenges and many public setbacks for the host nation, they are already the most successful in Japan's entire sporting history when measured from the top of the medal podium. (Japan Todayj)
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Japanese React To Ohtani's Success In The US

August 2, 2021 - 06:32
We all remember names like Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods. Well, if you are from the US, you may have heard about Shohei Ohtani. (Asian Boss)
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Tokyo temperatures roast Olympic athletes as fears grow over heatstroke risk

August 1, 2021 - 20:43
As competitors battled for the podium on the third day of Olympic athletics on Sunday, it was Tokyo’s stunning heat that perhaps dished out the most pain. (Japan Times)
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