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Other Sport 10 Apr 2019 | 11:36 PM

Japan Olympic minister resigns after latest gaffe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Olympic Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has resigned a year before the Tokyo Games for remarks that offended people affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered nuclear meltdowns in 2011.

Football 06 Sep 2018 | 5:52 PM

Japan cancel friendly with Chile after earthquake

(Reuters) - Japan have cancelled Friday's international friendly with Chile scheduled to be played at the Sapporo Dome after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, the country's soccer federation said.

Other Sport 29 Aug 2018 | 3:27 PM

Indonesian medal winners contribute towards Lombok cause

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several Indonesian medallists at the Asian Games have offered to raise money or donate their win bonuses to the victims of a series of earthquakes that hit Lombok island, killing more than 500 people and destroying tens of thousands of homes.

Athletics 28 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Anxious athletes from quake-hit Lombok hope to spread smiles back home

FOR athletes from quake-hit Lombok competing at their own country’s Asian Games, the pressure is far greater than the usual quest for gold.

Cycling 19 Aug 2018 | 4:28 PM

Tsunami-survivor Herold ready to make Asiad waves

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Having spent five days as a child clinging to a tree in the wake of a tsunami, Indian cyclist Deborah Herold has some perspective on the concept of fear of failure in the sporting arena.

Football 20 Jun 2018 | 4:48 PM

Japan's World Cup win over Colombia lifts mood after quake

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Wednesday basked in the glow of its World Cup soccer team's historic win over Colombia, a victory that has lifted the nation's mood after an earthquake struck its second-biggest metropolis Osaka.