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TOKYO (Reuters) - Organisers of this summer's Tokyo Olympics have contingency plans to cancel competitions in the event of a strong earthquake or other natural disaster, the Mainichi newspaper said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Four Sherpa climbers ended a rare expedition to climb Mount Everest in winter and within just five days because of heavy snow, officials said on Thursday.
PETALING JAYA: Expect Japanese world No. 1 shuttler Kento Momota to respond strongly after his recent misfortune – and make his nation proud at the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Fiji's clash with Uruguay on Wednesday may seem like just another Rugby World Cup group fixture, but for the people of Kamaishi, where the match will be played, it is an event packed with significance.
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.
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.
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.