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Tokyo 2020: a sneak peek at some of the Olympic venues – gallery

With 282 days to go, the Tokyo 2020 organisers have held a World Press Briefing at some of the venues to show how preparations are progressing Continue reading…

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Brave Blossoms tackle typhoon Hagibis flood waters for training – video

Rugby World Cup hosts Japan braved high waters and a sodden pitch for their captain’s run at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium on Saturday, as Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Honshu, Japan’s most populous island.The Brave Blossoms are scheduled to face Sco…

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Scottish Rugby boss calls for 24-hour delay to Japan match – video

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has asked World Rugby to postpone the pivotal Pool A encounter against host nation Japan by 24 hours rather than risk cancelling it because of the approaching typhoon Hagibis. Scotland need to beat Japan …

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Formula One cancels all Saturday running as Typhoon Hagibis looms at Japan GP

Qualifying postponed from Saturday to early SundayRace at Suzuka circuit to go ahead as plannedOrganisers of Japan’s Formula One Grand Prix have cancelled all practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday due to the approach of Typhoon Hagibi…

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Brave Blossoms challenging old ideas of what it means to be Japanese

Japan’s Rugby World Cup side, along with Naomi Osaka, Rui Hachimura and others, show the potential for a more inclusive definition of Japanese identityAmong the many striking images of Japan’s gleaming start to the Rugby World Cup, one in particular sh…

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Take a bow: Rugby World Cup teams charm Japanese hosts by copying local custom

All Blacks, Ireland and Wales win enthusiastic response from hosts with ‘gesture of respect’ to crowds after their gamesJapan’s rugby players have discovered they can, after all, teach the All Blacks something: how to execute a respectful post-match bo…

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‘Someone shouted tsunami’: Kamaishi set to play emotional role in World Cup story | Andy Bull

Kamaishi, the small town in which 1,000 people died in the 2011 tsunami, welcomes the Rugby World Cup on WednesdayThere used to be a telephone box in the middle of the Kamaishi stadium. Nodoka Kikuchi reckons it was somewhere right around the halfway l…

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Let’s ruck and roll: Japan wakes up to the arrival of rugby giants

The stakes are high for the first Asian host of the Rugby World Cup, both on and off the pitchThe Rugby World Cup megastore in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is doing a brisk business in official merchandise. Wallabies and All Blacks T-shirts have sold out,…

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Let’s ruck and roll: Japan wakes up to the arrival of rugby giants

The stakes are high for the first Asian host of the Rugby World Cup, both on and off the pitchThe Rugby World Cup megastore in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is doing a brisk business in official merchandise. Wallabies and All Blacks T-shirts have sold out,…

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Volunteers introduce World Cup fans to Japan … and themselves to rugby

Though some Team No-Side members found love for the game overseas, many will soon be seeing a live match for the first timeTwo days out from opening night, Tokyo Stadium was buzzing with workers fixing the trimmings, hanging banners from the gantries, …

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Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link

With body ink associated with yakuza gangsters, New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup stars are happy to hide their artwork The All Blacks are gamely braving Japan’s humidity and covering up their considerable collection of tattoos as they prepare for their de…

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Japan has one eye on the Olympics as it waits for Rugby World Cup kick-off

Rugby union’s showpiece event begins on Friday but the World Cup fever is not exactly infectiousA recent social-media post summed up the mood among rugby lovers in Japan days before the World Cup kicks off in Tokyo. “RWC flags are all over streets of S…

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History makers: the origins of Japan’s 150-year love affair with rugby

Japan has been enjoying rugby long before the World Cup arrives on its shores but its history is blurred by urban mythsOn 31 March 2016, an urgent call went out from the president of the rugby section of the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club. The gu…

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Beer dispensaries and ball pimples: 10 bits of Rugby World Cup miscellany

Rugby union’s showpiece event will see eye-catching kits, facial recognition for journalists and spontaneously dancing mascots1 Major Japanese sports, particularly baseball, keep spectators lubricated thanks to vendors who patrol the stands dispensing …

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?Before October 2018, the Netherlands had not kicked a ball in anger against Germany for six years. When the teams walk out for th…

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South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima

Talks to take place over food provision at Tokyo GamesFukushima to host baseball and softball games next yearSouth Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of f…

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Tokyo 2020 medals unveiled with one year until Olympic Games – video

The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled today with exactly one year to go until next year’s Games.The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony, which was attended …

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Thousands of Tokyo commuters told to work from home to avoid Olympic crush

Employees will stay home for two weeks as part of mass trial to take pressure off crowded public transport systemHundreds of thousands of employees in Tokyo will work from home for two weeks as part of a trial of measures designed to reduce congestion …

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Japan tries to please Rugby World Cup fans with rethink on tattooed bather ban

Hot spring resorts consider lifting traditional curbs on displaying body art, which is associated with criminal gangsThousands of hot springs in Japan are rethinking their long-standing ban on tattooed bathers, as the country prepares for the arrival o…

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Uruguay made to wait despite VAR-fuelled Copa América fightback against Japan

Draw leaves Uruguay sweating on last-eight berthLuis Suárez and José Giménez twice equalise Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a young Japan side in the Copa América with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have t…