Rowing federation against 2020 Tokyo Games venue change

TVC NEWS The proposed rowing venue for the 2020 Tokyo Games should not be changed as part of cost-cutting measures as it is the only one that meets Olympic standards, the International Rowing Federation (FISA) said on Thursday. The International Olympic ... ( read original story ...)

Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

TOKYO – Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb ... "I was the 36th person to climb Everest." Japan's Kyodo News agency said that Tabei scaled peaks in more than 60 countries. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said she continued climbing ... ( read original story ...)