Human rights experts debate risks and gains for FIFA, IOC

GENEVA (AP) — The tricky balancing act for sports bodies to push progressive policies while supporting host nations with human rights issues was in the spotlight at the United Nations on Thursday. ...

Murray, Djokovic looking forward to playing in 2020 Olympics

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Murray said Wednesday “he would love to compete in Tokyo,” and Djokovic ackn...

Taiwanese cyclist Feng Chun-kai qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Taiwanese cyclist Feng Chun-kai (馮俊凱) has secured a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Cycling Road Race, marking the first time in more than 20 years a Taiwanese male athlete has qualified for the even...

FIBA chooses sites for 2020 Olympic qualifying tournaments

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia have been selected as hosts for the qualifying basketball tournaments that will determine the final four men's spots available in the 202...

Swim star Sun Yang prepares to give evidence in sports court

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — China’s star swimmer Sun Yang is preparing to give evidence in a landmark public hearing where he risks being banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sun is...

Norwegian triathlete treated to lobsters during Changhua marathon in central Taiwan

Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" trend in Taiwan, said after the Changhua County marathon on Sunday that he was most surprised to see lobsters being offered at the...

Norwegian athlete famous for lucky temple hat visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Norwegian athlete who went viral for wearing a “lucky cap” with the name of a Taiwanese temple on it arrived in Taiwan Saturday (Nov. 9). Gustav Iden be...

Rick Pitino to coach Greek national basketball team

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead its effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Greek basketball federation s...

Taiwanese sport shooter qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Taiwanese sport shooter Lu Shao-chuan (呂紹全) achieved a fifth-place score of 185.5 in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the Asian Shooting Championships Tuesday, earning him a spot in the 2020 Olym...

Taiwan manufacturing activity returns to expansion mode

Taiwan's manufacturing activity returned to expansion mode in October, doing so for the first time since April, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said Friday. Most of the f...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...

Baseball player from Taiwan signs with MLB team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese baseball player Liu Chih-Jung (劉致榮) has signed a US$750,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox to become the 2nd Taiwanese player on the current Red Sox roster aft...

Athlete who made 'lucky cap' famous to visit Taiwan soon

A Norwegian triathlete who inadvertently set off a craze in Taiwan for a "lucky" baseball cap will visit the country in November, the Changhua County government said Tuesday. Gustav Iden,...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play ...

Spain looking for a partner for Ramos in defense

MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos and Gerard Piqué were the pillar of Spain's defense for years and were crucial to the team's success over the last decade. The central defenders formed an ...