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Cyclist from Okinawa to go to the Olympics

May 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 1, the Japan Cycling Federation selected 27 year-old cyclist Yukiya Arashiro (from Ishigaki City, Team Europcar) as a male road bicycle race representative in the London Olympics. He is the first representative from Okinawa to be chosen for this year’s London Olympics.
Arashiro completed the world’s largest cycling race, the Tour de France, two years in a row. He came ninth in the 2010 UCI Road World Championships, the highest place ever for a...

 

Ukrainian Balokhin wins the Miyakojima triathlon for the first time

Ukrainian Balokhin wins the Miyakojima triathlon for the first time

April 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 15, the 28th All Japan Triath about us lon Miyakojima (co-hosted by Miyakojima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo) was held with 1470 triathlon athletes started off at 7:00am...

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

Possibility of holding an international tournament in Okinawa discussed at the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting

February 18, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 17 at Laguna Garden Hotel in Ginowan, officials of professional basketball leagues from Japan (bj), Korea (KBL) and Taiwan (SBL), were invited to attend the East Asia Basketball Executive Meeting held to discuss international exchange among professional...

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

Thirty junior golfers come to Okinawa from Korea

February 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Korea-Okinawa Friendship Junior Golf Camp in Okinawa, in which junior golfers from Okinawa and Korea practice and play together, started at 6:30am on February 16 at the Kanucha Golf Course. By February 15, 30 Korean junior players from the first grade of...

Nine baseball teams start spring training camps in Okinawa

February 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 1, professional baseball spring training camps started in Okinawa and Miyazaki prefectures. Twelve baseball teams train throughout the month, aiming to improve prepare for games on March 30, the day that both the Central League and the Pacific League...

Flags and banners to welcome professional baseball training camps

Flags and banners to welcome professional baseball training camps

January 25, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, a welcome ceremony for professional baseball spring training camps in Okinawa was held in the plaza in front of the Prefectural Government Office in Naha. Organized by the Okinawan Prefectural Government, the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau...

Aiming for the London Olympics – Korean national football squad in camp at Onna

Aiming for the London Olympics - Korean national football squad in camp at Onna

January 17, 2012 Takesaburo Koyama correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

From January 6 to 10 at Akama Sports Park in Onna, 41 players for the Korean Olympic football squad went into a camp at which they made their final adjustments ahead of the Olympic Asian qualifying tournament. On January 6, a...

Hiwat from Suriname practices karate in Okinawa

Hiwat from Suriname practices karate in Okinawa

January 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Sherus Hiwat from the Republic of Suriname in South America, who is traveling to learn five countries’ martial arts including Korean taekwondo, Muay Thai of Thailand and Chinese kung fu, came to Okinawa at the end of last September to study karate where it originated....

Mika Miyazato aims to be “the Best in the World”

Mika Miyazato aims to be “the Best in the World”

January 6, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5 at a press conference in Tokyo, female professional golfer Mika Miyazato announced her new contract with a sportswear manufacture DESCENTE and shared her New Year’s resolution for 2012. Miyazato stated that she would fly to the United States that...

Korean junior golfers invited come to Okinawa

Korean junior golfers invited come to Okinawa

December 21, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 15, a presentation on the Korea-Okinawa Friendship Junior Golf Camp in Okinawa, which was selected by the Okinawa-ken Government from among submissions from the public as a project for sport tourism, was held at a hotel in Seoul. It is hoped that...

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