KYOTO, Japan The Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy was blessed by Shinto monks during a ceremony in Japan's former capital of Kyoto on Monday before the trophy embarks on a tour of the country ahead of the tournament, starting in September.
TOKYO Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now "could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else".
TOKYO Sea Forest Waterway, which will play host to rowing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, opened on Sunday with the sport's world governing body praising organizers for delivering a "world class" venue on schedule.
TOKYO Wales can thrive under the pressure of being favourites at this year's Rugby World Cup, former winger Shane Williams said on Wednesday.
TOKYO A 2019 World Cup victory for South Africa under captain Siya Kolisi could be as impactful as their historic win on home soil in 1995, former Springboks winger Bryan Habana said on Wednesday.
TOKYO With 100 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organisers have turned one eye towards the legacy the tournament will leave in Japan and Asia as a whole.
TOKYO March 11, 2011 is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was his birthday.
TOKYO, June 11 Beer vendors are a common sight at Japanese baseball games as they hurry up and down the terraces with sloshing containers strapped to their backs, and rugby fans will also be able to enjoy a taste of the country's unique sports viewing culture in September when the 'uriko' are unleashed at the World Cup.
HANYU, Japan The rattle of tiny plastic wheels echoed through the normally sleepy streets of Hanyu on Sunday morning as the small city 60 kilometers north of Tokyo played host to the Japan office chair 'Isu' grand prix.
TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers on Saturday unveiled the uniforms to be worn by 10,000 volunteer runners during the torch relay and presented further details about the route the relay will take.