Masato Uchishiba http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28959/all en Judo: Former Olympian jailed for rape in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judo-former-olympian-jailed-rape-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A double Olympic judo gold medallist was jailed in Japan Friday for raping a student, capping a terrible week for the sport after claims a national coach beat athletes with a bamboo sword.</p> <p>Masato Uchishiba was sentenced to five years in prison for the assault on a teenage member of a college judo club he was coaching, a court official said, after she drunkenly fell asleep in a Tokyo hotel.</p> <p>Uchishiba, 34, was feted as a national hero after bringing home a gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, an achievement he repeated at the 2008 Beijing Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judo-former-olympian-jailed-rape-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Martial arts Masato Uchishiba Sports AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:30:03 +0000 5742533 at http://www.globalpost.com Judo: Japanese Olympic champion loses rape appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/judo-japanese-olympic-champion-loses-rape-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese double Olympic judo gold medallist Masato Uchishiba lost his appeal Wednesday against a five-year jail sentence for raping a teenage student. </p> <p>The Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court's verdict, rejecting his repeated claim that the sex was consensual, but Uchishiba's defence counsel immediately appealed the case to the Supreme Court.</p> <p>Uchishiba, 35, was feted as a national hero after bringing home gold medals in the 66kg class during the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/judo-japanese-olympic-champion-loses-rape-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Masato Uchishiba Politics Sport in Japan Summer Olympic Games AFP Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:01:38 +0000 6016865 at http://www.globalpost.com Judo: Japanese Olympic champion loses rape appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/judo-japanese-olympic-champion-loses-rape-appeal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese double Olympic judo gold medallist Masato Uchishiba lost an appeal on Wednesday against a five-year jail sentence for raping a teenage student. </p> <p>The Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court's verdict, rejecting his repeated claim that the sex was consensual, but Uchishiba's defence counsel immediately appealed the case to the Supreme Court.</p> <p>Uchishiba, 35, was feted as a national hero after bringing home gold medals in the 66kg class during the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131211/judo-japanese-olympic-champion-loses-rape-appeal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Martial arts Masato Uchishiba Politics Sports AFP Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:02:09 +0000 6016868 at http://www.globalpost.com