Sports News

17 Sep

I’m not a big sports fan, but a few sports-related items were in the news recently. Some good and some bad news.

  • Japanese professional wrestler, 山本尚文 (Naofumi Yamamoto), has just been hired by the American World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) company.He’ll begin his training in Florida this month.
  • 浅尾美紀 (Miki Asao), the 17-year old younger sister of Japanese beach-volleyball star, 浅尾美和 (Miwa Asao) just died on Friday, 5 Sept 2008, from the serious head injuries she sustained when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle last August 12th.
  • The 2008 Paralympics Games will end today.
    As of this moment, China has the most medals and Japan is in 18th place with 24 medals (5 Gold, 12 Silver, and 7 Silver).

    All of the athletes, whether they won a medal or not, are stars!

    But, Japan’s fifth gold medal was won by 国枝慎吾 (Shingo Kunieda) for wheelchair tennis.

2 Responses to “Sports News”

  1. tokyo5 September 17, 2008 at 11:39 pm #


    Sometimes I like to watch boxing on TV. If it’s a good match.
    I don’t usually go to sporting events…definitely not 野球 (baseball)! It’s boring to me.

    I have been to a couple baseball games, sumo matches, and once American “pro” wrestling came to Tokyo and we were given tickets to see a match at the 日本武道館 (Budokan).
    When the Winter Olympics were in 長野 (Nagano, Japan) in ’98, we took a 新幹線 (bullet train) there.


  2. Mb September 17, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    Do you watch other sporting events, or are you loyal to Olymics only?

    I personally like GOING to sporting events, like baseball, but not watching on tv. I like the atmosphere. I do like watching the Olympics on tv, though. Especially swimming and gymnastics.


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