Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto on Thursday welcomed the International Olympic Committee's plan to move the 2020 Tokyo Games marathon and race walking events to his city on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido.
While Japan targets seventh place or better in next year's Paralympic medal table, para sports organizers believe it is unlikely Japan will be able to pull off the kind of long-term growth former hosts China and Britain have enjoyed.
Repsol Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo suffered a frightening accident at the Catalunya MotoGP on Monday (6/17/2019). The incident happened on second lap at tenth corner of Catalunya MotoGP. The three-time MotoGP world champion was thrown into gravel and crashed into the security wall at the edge of the circuit.