Tag Archives: Kento Momota
- Japanese badminton star’s gambling ban officially ends in May
March 14, 2017
Kento Momota’s indefinite playing ban is officially ending. The Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) decided over the weekend to lift Momota’s suspension on May 15, allowing the 22-year-old former world No. 2 badminton player to compete again, the Kyodo news agency reported. Momota missed the Rio Olympics last year after he...
- Officials mull lifting Japanese badminton star’s gambling ban
March 6, 2017
The indefinite ban on Japanese badminton star Kento Momota could be lifted sooner than expected. The 22-year-old, who ranked second among the world's best badminton players, missed the Rio Olympics last year after he admitted to spending time in casinos with another badminton player, 27-year-old Kenichi Tago. The Nippon Badminton...
- Japanese badminton star set for May return after gambling ban
December 2, 2016
A Japanese badminton star who was stripped of his right to attend the Rio Olympics could return to work in the spring, prompting Lee Davy to question the crazy world of rules and regulations. I want to go to Japan, and I don't. I'll get lost, and everyone will bow...
- Third Japanese badminton player admits to entering casino
April 19, 2016
Another member of the Japan national team has come clean about entering a casino, local media reported. Last week, ace badminton player Kento Momota lost his spot at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after he and his teammate Kenichi Tago admitted to gambling at a casino. Now, the Nippon Badminton...
- Japan’s Kento Momota denied Rio spot due to gambling
April 11, 2016
Japan has lost its ace badminton player for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics due to gambling charges, despite tearful pleas for mercy from his teammate. Kento Momota, ranked second among world badminton players, was given an indefinite suspension, which meant that the 21-year-old wouldn’t be able to join the Japanese...
- Japan’s badminton ace could lose Rio Olympics spot due to gambling scandal
April 8, 2016
A Japanese badminton star is in danger of being kicked off the team for the Rio Olympics after he admitted to gambling at a casino, local media reported. Kento Momota took home the country’s first world championship medal in badminton back in August, when he won bronze in Jakarta. But...
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