Yuri Kageyama

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily wins by knockout in Japan exhibition, promises to be back

Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily knocked out his opponent in the second round of an exhibition match in Japan on Sunday, saying he had fun and promised to be back next year.

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday.

Protesters march through Tokyo, Sapporo opposing 2030 Winter Olympic bid

A small group of protesters gathered Sunday in central Tokyo and in the northern city of Sapporo to oppose Japan's overtures to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Sapporo scraps holding public vote over bidding for 2030 Winter Olympics

Japan's northern city of Sapporo on Monday rejected holding a referendum to give voters a choice over bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dead at 73

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

In effort to curb COVID, Tokyo Olympics collect lots of spit

They spit. They wait. They hope. About 30,000 people from scores of nations are spitting into tiny plastic vials at the Olympics in a daily routine that's grown crucial in going ahead with the pandemic-era Games, according to organizers.

2 athletes in Olympic Village test positive for COVID-19

Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday.

IOC receives backlash after saying Olympics will go ahead even if under state of emergency

If John Coates was trying to stir controversy, he succeeded. The International Olympic Committee vice president was asked a few days ago by a Japanese reporter at an online news conference if the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead, even if a state of emergency were in force in Japan.

IOC says Tokyo Olympics will go ahead even if under state of emergency

The IOC vice-president in charge of the postponed Tokyo Olympics said Friday the Games would open even if the city and other parts of Japan were under a state of emergency because of rising COVID-19 cases.

'Stop Tokyo Olympics' petition with 350K signatures sent to local organizers, IOC

An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled was submitted Friday to local organizers, the International Olympic Committee and others.