Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games
Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games

There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Japan's Naoya Tomita denies already-admitted camera theft
Japan's Naoya Tomita denies already-admitted camera theft

Disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita on Thursday tearfully denied he had stolen a journalist's camera at the Asian Games in September, despite previously admitting the crime to South Korean police.

Asian Games: Disgraced Japan swimmer `lost his mind` - JOC
Asian Games: Disgraced Japan swimmer `lost his mind` - JOC

Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita was "not in his usual mental state" when he stole a journalist`s camera at the Asian Games, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Saturday.

Asian Games: Japan protest over banner of assassin
Asian Games: Japan protest over banner of assassin

Japan has protested to Asian Games organisers in South Korea after the image of a Korean hero who assassinated a senior Japanese official a century ago was shown in a stadium, officials said Tuesday.

Asian Games: Japan`s Naoya​ Tomita kicked out for stealing camera
Asian Games: Japan`s Naoya​ Tomita kicked out for stealing camera

Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita has been expelled from the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a photojournalist`s camera at the Incheon pool, his team said on Saturday.

Olympic Games - Japan tells youth athletes not to wear uniforms in Nanjing

The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has told its Youth Olympic Games athletes not to wear their official tracksuits when out and about in the host city of Nanjing in China due to fears over potential attacks.

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

Japan wants its athletes to double their best-ever medal haul at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but experts warn the debt-laden nation will need to spend big if it is to seize the homefield advantage.