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Japan slams South Korean soccer fans for political stunt

Japan slams South Korean soccer fans for political stunt

South Korean soccer supporters turned an otherwise adrenaline-charged match with Japan into a political flashpoint when they hoisting patriotic banners that hit a sensitive spot. Dozens of South Korean fans who came to watch the game in Seoul’s Jamsil Olympic [...]

July 30, 2013
Rape claims shock Malaysian sports fans

Rape claims shock Malaysian sports fans

Three handball players were allegedly involved in the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman at the Malaysia Games, an incident that shocked the country’s sports community. The woman said she was repeatedly assaulted at the Sukma Games Village at Universiti [...]

July 11, 2013
Taiwan snubs Philippines for basketball tournament

Taiwan snubs Philippines for basketball tournament

The Philippines will sit out an international basketball tournament in July after a decision by a sports association in Taiwan deferring the Southeast Asian nation’s team from the court. The Chinese Taipei Basketball Association, which hosts the annual William Jones [...]

May 29, 2013
Vote to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics shocks Japan

Vote to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics shocks Japan

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Games knocked the wind out of wrestling powerhouse Japan, shocking athletes and sports officials. The severe blow could deprive the country of a “strong suit” after bringing home six [...]

February 14, 2013

City upstarts looking to upset Real aristocrats

Upstart nouveau riche Manchester City will attempt to rattle aristocratic nine-times winners Real Madrid when they play their Champions League Group D [...]

September 19, 2012

2012 London Paralympics Concludes, Japan Wins 16 Medals

LONDON (Kyodo)–The 2012 Summer Paralympics Games concluded Sunday evening in London, the birthplace of organized sporting competition for disabled athletes. [...]

September 10, 2012

Olympians cheered by 500,000

Some 500,000 people line the streets of Tokyo’s Ginza district as Japan holds its first Olympic parade to celebrate the team’s 38-medal [...]

August 21, 2012

Olympic Medalists Parade In Ginza

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan’s medalists at the London Olympics participated in a parade in Tokyo’s Ginza district Monday morning. [...]

August 20, 2012

Japan Ends London Games With Record 38 Medals

LONDON (Nikkei)–The closing ceremony of the London Olympics was held at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, bringing an end to the 17-day [...]

August 13, 2012

Murata Wins Gold In Men’s Middleweight Boxing

LONDON (Nikkei)–Japan’s Ryota Murata won the gold medal in the Middleweight division of men’s boxing at the London Olympics on Saturday. [...]

August 12, 2012