Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The PGA Tour says it has signed a six-year agreement to play a tournament in Japan. The Zozo Championship will start next October and is backed by the Japanese fashion website Zozotown an...

Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

TOKYO (AP) — Attention Simone Biles: They're building a gymnastics venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won as a star in Rio de Janeiro. The new Tokyo...

Naomi Kawase named to direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic documentary

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been commissioned to make the documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kawase was introduced Tuesday by the local organizing co...

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village ...

Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say a system of layered screens will be used to keep bacteria levels within "agreed limits" for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay. ...

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four candidates as the IOC finds it increasingly difficult to find hosts — particul...

Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning

TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers. ...

Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it's the 'Energy of Asia'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia billed itself the "Energy of Asia" during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 ath...

Asian Games end and Japan, China turn eyes to Tokyo Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Now comes the hard part for Japan, which is pledging to win 30 gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan is sure to get a "medal bounce" as the Olympic ...

Tottenham's Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games...

IOC: Esports has no Olympic future until 'violence' removed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in a...

Asian Games: Finding a seat no problem at track and field

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Some Asian Games crowds have been sparse, particularly at track and field where fewer than 5,000 fans at evening finals have been packed into a cordoned off section along the...

Indonesia gets badminton golds; Taiwan wins women's singles

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia won its most anticipated medal of the Asian Games on Tuesday with a badminton gold in men's singles. Badminton is the country's most practiced spo...

Esports into Asian Games; Could the Olympics be next?

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China. Kenneth Fok, pre...

Taiwan, by whatever name, still winning at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Imagine if the United States could not compete under its real name at the Olympics. Or Japan, or Spain or India. That's the reality for Taiwan, which is also for...