Asian Games gold medalist runner banned 4 years for doping

MONACO (AP) — Bahrain distance runner Hassan Chani was banned for four years for blood doping and stripped of his 2018 Asian Games gold medal, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Thursday. ...

Japanese swimmer Ikee back after leukemia treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic hopeful Rikako Ikee returned to competitive swimming on Saturday after undergoing treatment for leukemia for more than a year. The 20-year-old from Japan would ...

Swimmer Rikako Ikee back in pool after leukemia treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swim star Rikako Ikee will compete on Saturday in a meet for the first time since being treated for leukemia. The 20-year-old Ikee won six gold medals in the A...

Heat! What heat? Tokyo Olympics would have been on cool side

TOKYO (AP) — Friday would have been Day 7 of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics — almost the halfway point. The focus has shifted to how — or if — the Olympics will happen next year. ...

AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A year and a half ago, Liqa Esazada for the first time stepped into a martial arts club for women in Kabul, something of a rarity in this still deeply conservative Muslim soc...

Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be ho...

Tottenham star Son completes basic training in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min finished his three-week military training in South Korea on Friday and was right near the top of the class. The 27-y...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AP) — Regional rivals Qatar and Saudi Arabia will compete to host the 2030 Asian Games. The capital cities of Doha and Riyadh are the two bidders to meet the ent...

Heung-min Son starts 3-week military service in South Korea

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham forward Heung-min Son started a three-week period of military service in his native South Korea on Monday. The 27-year-old Son reported to a Marine Corps unit...

After Tokyo move, swimming looks for new worlds dates

ROME (AP) — After new dates were announced for the Tokyo Olympics, swimming’s governing body is going back to the drawing board to figure out when to hold its next world championships. ...

Four female Taiwanese boxers qualify for Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four female Taiwanese boxers have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics boxing tournament, bringing the number of Taiwanese qualified for the upcoming Olympics to 31, Libe...

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case

GENEVA (AP) — When the hammer came down on a container holding a vial of Sun Yang's blood, it ultimately shattered the career of China's greatest swimmer. The three-time Olympic cham...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Families in Vietnam mourned the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. The last bodies of the victims were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. ...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to ab...