SPORTS – 8

May 10
The online ticketing site for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo opened on Thursday, only to be overloaded by a stampede of visitors, with many customers unable to access the lottery application for long stretches of time. (Nikkei)

May 10
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend the final day of the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)

May 10
Yokozuna Hakuho, who was diagnosed with a torn biceps tendon after winning his 42nd title in March, has withdrawn from the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster Miyagino said Thursday.
(Japan Times)

May 07
The CEO of Rugby Australia on Monday warned organizers of this year’s World Cup to be prepared to deal with spectators that can be more a little more exuberant than the typical Japanese fan. (Japan Times)

May 01
Takakeisho’s name was officially placed among the sumo elite on Tuesday when the rankings for next month’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, the first of the Reiwa era, were released by the Japan Sumo Association. (Japan Today)

Apr 25
The Japan Sumo Association has reprimanded yokozuna grand champion Hakuho for leading an unapproved cheer during his victory interview last month.
(NHK)

Apr 19
Those hoping to watch a tennis match featuring No. 1-ranked Naomi Osaka at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games will likely face long odds in the upcoming ticket lottery.
(Nikkei)

Apr 17
For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year’s Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. (Japan Today)

Apr 17
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has announced a detailed schedule for the 17-day event.
(NHK)

Apr 13
The Japan Sumo Association is preparing to host U.S. President Donald Trump at an upcoming tournament after learning he wants to watch a live sumo bout during his visit to Japan at the end of May, a source with the organization said Friday.
(Japan Times)