When Russian Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in ladies figure skating history at 15 years 249 days, someone had to do a sketch. And, turns out that that someone was Matsuryu, probably best known to international otaku for designing Queen's Blade's Alleyne. Get a look at the work after the jump.
There's a manga about just about any subject. Back in 2004 (year of the Athens summer Olympic games), writer Bohemian-K and artist Toshinori Sogabe, launched a manga about bowling meets ice sweeping Winter Olympics sports curiosity curling. The series, Orange Delivery, ran in Jive's Monthly Comic Rush (home of the manga versions of Clannad and Casshern Sins) ran four volumes. In time for Sochi, get a look after the jump.
Notebook computer maker Acer is releasing a series of Surprise Yourself promotional campaign shorts featuring the stories of female Olympic athletes, animated by Production I.G. The latest full spot features kickboxer/MMA fighter Satsuki Ito's boxing endeavor. Get a look after the jump.
On May 23rd, the International Olympic Committee cut Doha and Baku from their Games of the XXXII Olympiad candidate city roster, leaving the short list for the 2020 Summer Olympics at Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. "It is a great pleasure and true honor that Tokyo has been accepted as a candidate city," said Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, chairman of the bid committee. More after the jump.
Japan's national soccer team is hard at work training for its Olympic bid this Summer and its latest training aid is none other than an onigiri-shaped soccer ball! Hit the jump to learn more and see a picture of the ball in action.