September 14, 2012
Gymnast Kohei Uchimura made headlines this summer when he took the gold medal in the all-around competition at the London Games.
September 04, 2012
A Japanese paraplegic athlete with a host of wheelchair marathon victories to her name hopes for another on Sept. 9 at the London Paralympic Games, four years after an injury...
August 31, 2012
Despite doctor's orders, wheelchair racer Tomoya Ito will be competing in the 2012 London Paralympics, where he will be defending the 400-meter and 800-meter gold medals he won ...
August 20, 2012
Japan's 71 Olympic medalists received a hero's welcome as they rode through the streets of Tokyo's Ginza district on Aug. 20, being greeted by a crowd of about 500,000...
August 10, 2012
Thinking this might be the last Olympics he could share with his daughter, Eikatsu Yoshida decided to go to London to be in her corner.
August 09, 2012
For years Kiyomi Sakamoto had watched as his daughter Hitomi sunk to her darkest depths—depressed, suicidal and struggling with her weight, which had ballooned to nearly 80...
August 02, 2012
Boisterous cheering from his biggest fan helped Kohei Uchimura take the gold medal on Aug. 1 in the men's gymnastics all-around final at the London Olympics.
August 02, 2012
LONDON--Four years after letting the title slip through his fingers, Japan's Kohei Uchimura finally won the Olympic gold medal he dreamed of to go with his three world crowns...
April 03, 2012
Multiple gold medallist Kosuke Kitajima became the first Japanese swimmer to qualify for four Olympics by storming to the national 100 meters breaststroke title on April 3.
March 21, 2012
Despite her small stature and penchant for fluffy socks, Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida could be the most intimidating athlete in any sport at this year's London Olympics.
December 06, 2011
Police say two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Masato Uchishiba has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
November 30, 2011
Retired double Olympic judo gold medalist Masato Uchishiba has been fired as a university coach for sexually harassing a female student.
November 01, 2011
Athens Olympic hammer throw gold-medalist Koji Murofushi visited a junior high school in disaster-affected Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Oct. 31 to cheer up victims of the...
October 14, 2011
The search for the Olympic sword-bearer is finally over.
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