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Uchimura, 5 new Olympic champs headline gymnastics worlds

TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura will be aiming for a measure of redemption when the world championships begin in his hometown this week in what could be a competition finale for one of the greatest male g...

Taiwanese and Japanese artists collaborate in 'Taiwan NOW'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The art exchange program “Taiwan NOW” will begin on Saturday (Oct. 2), combining virtual and real spaces in Taiwan and Japan to present collaborative works of ...

South Africa wins Edmonton Sevens and men's series title

EDMONTON, Canada (AP) — Muller du Plessis scored his 10th and 11th tries of the weekend to lead series-champion South Africa to a 24-12 win over Britain in the Edmonton Sevens men's final on Sunday. ...

South Africa close in on Series title at Edmonton Sevens

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — South Africa closed in on the rugby Sevens World Series title by cruising through the group stage undefeated and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Edmonton tournament on S...

Japan's leader says Olympics were 'symbol of global unity'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At a U.N. General Assembly meeting packed with global gloom, Japan's outgoing leader highlighted what he cast as a moment of inspiration: the Tokyo Olympics, controversially held...

South Africa beats Kenya for Vancouver rugby sevens title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Winger Angelo Davids two tries in the opening five minutes to lead South Africa to a 38-5 win over Kenya and the Vancouver Sevens men's title. The ...

US, South Africa through to final 8 at Vancouver Sevens

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — South Africa and the U.S. both went undefeated through the group stage and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Vancouver Sevens World Series tournament on Saturday....

Taiwan tennis ace says health problems hurt Olympic hopes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tennis veteran Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) had heart palpitations and was short of breath at the Tokyo Olympics, his fifth and also last time to participate in the Games. ...

Materna IPS deploys Biometric Face Recognition at Tokyo Haneda Airport

TOKYO, JAPAN - Newsaktuell - 2 September 2021 - Tokyo International Airport (HANEDA), the 4th largest airport in the world, chose the German SBD provider to equip their self-service installation wit...

EU Athletes calls on IOC to respect right to protest during Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Elite Athletes Association (EU Athletes), an organization representing over 25,000 European athletes, is calling for reform to the Olympics’ rules regar...

NHK anchor announces 'Taiwan' team at Tokyo Paralympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Tuesday evening (Aug. 24), the anchor for NHK introduced the Taiwanese team as being from "Taiwan,&q...

Taiwan claws its way past Thailand to regain Popcat gold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan scratched and clawed its way back to the top of the medal table after defeating Thailand in Popcat on Tuesday (Aug. 17). Popcat is a clicker game based on Twitte...

Thailand dethrones Taiwan on Popcat medal table

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai netizens on Sunday (Aug. 15) celebrated dethroning Taiwan from the coveted gold medal level in the online game Popcat. Popcat is a clicker game based on Twitter in...

Taiwan netizens celebrate 'taking gold' in online Pop Cat game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s netizens and meme enthusiasts celebrated Taiwan beating Finland and being ranked first in the online clicker game Pop Cat, on Thursday (Aug. 12). Pop Cat...

90% of citizens in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions escalate between China and Taiwan, a new poll found that nearly 90% of respondents consider themselves Taiwanese, while only 8.7 percent think of themselves as...