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Maui surfer Paige Alms coming home to B.C. to start ride toward 2020 Olympics' newest event

Paige Alms is the rarest of ocean-goers; a Canadian-born, Maui-raised, female, professional big wave surfer.

She’s the current and back-to-back Big Wave Tour champion, a self-taught pioneer with two decades worth of riding on her resume, and a role model for the women she hopes will have a much easier time busting into the male-dominated realm that has grudgingly accepted her rather awesome presence. 855 more words

Sports

Tokyo Gorin Ondo

Okay so the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee just came out with a new promo video….AND I LOVE IT. I have a deep love for both enka and bon dance so this video is just amazing. 87 more words

Where to train for Tokyo: Organizers offer a comprehensive online index

One of the more fascinating sites I’ve seen lately in my Olympic browsing is this listing of dozens if not hundreds of athletic venues in Japan where visiting teams and athletes might arrange to train in the run-up to the 2020 Summer Games. 372 more words

Tokyo

“If the Paralympics are not a success, the Tokyo Games are not a success”

AFP-JIJI reprinted in The Japan Times and written with extracts from Kyodo

April 17th 2018

Nearly half of Tokyo’s residents can’t name a single Paralympian, and international sporting officials are worried about the capital’s readiness to accommodate athletes. 949 more words

Disability

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay taking shape

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will visit all 47 prefectures of Japan with emphasis on the area affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. 184 more words

Olympics

USA House at the PyeongChang Olympics: Home Away from Home for Americans

Hey, there’s Bonnie Blair, the speed skater. Grab that seat near the screen – ice hockey’s up. Oh look, Michelle Kwan’s in the house! Oh, cool, the burgers are out! 486 more words

Other Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots have ‘dignified inner strength’

Japanese schoolchildren have selected a futuristic-looking design for a pair of mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mascot “A”, created by designer Ryo Taniguchi, won the ballot with more than 109,000 votes. 129 more words

Mascots Of Asia