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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- After devastating earthquake, Yuzuru Hanyu...

    Jim Caple

    Yuzuru Hanyu's gold-medal journey took him from the destruction of earthquake-stricken Sendai to the top spot on the Olympic men's figure skating podium in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  2. Berto continues efforts in Haiti

    Dan Rafael

    One thing you can say about former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto is that he hasn't forgotten his family's roots. Although Berto was born in the United States, he closely identifies with his parents' home country of Haiti, which he repr...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  3. Tokyo promises improved bid for 2020 Olympics

    Tokyo is promising an improved bid for the 2020 Olympics, building on the lessons learned from its failed effort to win hosting rights for the 2016 Games.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  4. Tokyo 2020 Summer Games bid endorsed by Japan's government

    The national government of Japan officially backed Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  5. World gymnastics championships -- Kohei Uchimura wins third title...

    Kohei Uchimura ran away with the all-around gold Friday night, becoming the first man to win three titles at the world gymnastics championships.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  6. IAAF donates $250K to Japan's rebuilding efforts

    The IAAF has donated $250,000 to Japan to assist the country in rebuilding from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  7. Japan says 2020 Olympics could provide new legacy

    Tokyo will bid for the 2020 Olympics, hoping to show the world it can recover and stage a successful games after the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  8. Japan awarded 2014 figure skating world championships

    Japan has been awarded the 2014 figure skating world championships, three months after giving up this year's event following a devastating earthquake.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  9. Gymnastics execs: Easy choice to keep worlds in Japan

    With more than two months to let emotions settle and plenty of information from experts to satisfy any safety concerns, gymnastics officials said it was an easy decision to keep the world championships in Tokyo as originally planned.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  10. World gymnastics championships staying in Tokyo

    The world gymnastics championships will be held in Tokyo as originally planned.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011
  11. Delayed skating worlds still promise drama

    Bonnie D. Ford

    An odd sporting time warp will end next week when the top figure skaters who were supposed to compete at the world championships in Tokyo the week of March 21 gather in Moscow for the event postponed by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japa...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  12. Japan aims to keep World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo

    The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee is asking international gymnastics officials to keep the world championships in Tokyo this October, saying the event would "uplift" people struggling to recover from the earthquake and nuclear crisis.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  13. Japan withdraws from all world hockey competition after earthquak...

    Japan has withdrawn its ice hockey teams from all world championships because of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  14. Russia expediting skating worlds visa process

    Russia's top Olympic official says the government will expedite the visa process for the World Figure Skating Championships that Moscow has taken over from earthquake-ravaged Japan.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  15. Moscow chosen to host figure skating world championships in place...

    The executive director of the Russian figure skating federation says Moscow has been chosen as the replacement venue for this year's world championships.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  16. Japanese women join London Marathon field for worlds qualifying

    Nine Japanese women have been added to the field for next month's London marathon after the Nagoya marathon was called off following the earthquake and tsunami.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011