Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yosihro Mori (L) answers questions beside CEO Toshiro Muto (R) during a press conference after their executive board meeting on June 12, 2015. They announced the short list of 26 sports that could be added to the Games in Japan, ahead of a decision by the International Olympic Committee later this year. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

American Football, Surfing Among 26 Sports Vying For 2020 Olympics

Baseball and softball could be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But how about korfball, billiards or even American football?


IOC President Jacques Rogge announces Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics host city on a screen at the live-viewing event in Tokyo on September 8, 2013. (Photo credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Tokyo Celebrates Winning 2020 Olympic Bid

Long considered a slight favorite, Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul in the final round of voting at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires.


Japan's Yuri Kano crosses the finish line of the Nagoya International Women's Marathon on March 14, 2010 in Nagoya city in Aichi prefecture. (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Runner A Sentimental Favorite For NYC Half-Marathon

A distance runner from Tokyo is emerging as the sentimental favorite for Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon.