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Schollander, Hayes were spectacular at Tokyo Games

by Robert Whiting

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics had a profound impact on the capital city and the nation. In the third installment of a five-part series running this month, best-selling author Robert Whiting, who lived in Japan at the time, looks at some of the stars who emerged during the competition. By all ...

Olympic construction transformed Tokyo

Oct 10, 2014

Olympic construction transformed Tokyo

by Robert Whiting

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics had a profound impact on the capital city and the nation. In the opening installment of a five-part series that will run during the next two weeks, best-selling author Robert Whiting, who lived in Japan at the time, takes a ...

Fraser set to make return to Tokyo

Oct 7, 2014

Fraser set to make return to Tokyo

Dawn Fraser will return to Japan this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where she won fame in the swimming pool and notoriety outside the arena. The Australian swimming great won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the ...

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

Sep 20, 2014

Bach hints at Olympic baseball return

by Dave Hueston

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is all in favor of bringing back men’s baseball and women’s softball as part of his 2020 Olympic agenda. He’s just not ready to say so, quite yet. Asked whether he wants to see the return of the ...

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Aug 28, 2014

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience remains a cherished memory from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Visiting Japan for the first time, the future three-term New Jersey Senator admitted he gained ...

Olympic leaders support IOC TV channel, bidding changes

Jul 20, 2014

Olympic leaders support IOC TV channel, bidding changes

Moving forward on IOC president Thomas Bach’s reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program. Bach convened a summit of 16 key IOC and ...

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

| Jul 19, 2014

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

by Ed Odeven

Haiti’s recovery from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation is a slow, difficult process. But part of that recovery involves sports and Olympic-related opportunities. And the IOC has made a commitment to work with Haitian leaders and the international community to help ...

Jul 17, 2014

Murofushi partners with TMDU

Athens Olympics hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi is teaming up with the Tokyo Medical and Dental University to provide medical and scientific support to athletes and eventually produce more Olympic medalists in the future, the TMDU announced on Wednesday. The TMDU will organize a ...