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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. ...

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...

Chinese netizens try to pad their Olympic stats with Taiwan's medals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Still stinging from the U.S.' gold medal supremacy at the Tokyo Olympics, bitter Chinese netizens have created an augmented version of "China" by including T...

Taiwan's badminton win costs China in battle with US for most Olympic golds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the dust settled on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the U.S. emerged as the clear winner on the medal table, with Taiwan's badminton win having played a role in raining on...

Tokyo 2020: German coach suspended for punching horse at Olympics

Germany's modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner was suspended on Saturday after punching a horse at the Tokyo Olympics. The sports governing body, the UIPM, said Raisner was disqualified for "...

Badminton: Tale of two countries showing differences between China and Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of the world's best badminton players, Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) and China's Chen Yufei (陳雨菲), battled for gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and in a sense, th...

Taiwan's Olympic karate medalist announces engagement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh from having won her historic medal in Olympic karate, Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) revealed that she has accepted a marriage proposal and that her fiancee is her t...

Austria's top broadcaster ORF uses Taiwan's real name on medal table

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Austrian broadcaster ORF (Osterreichischer Rundfunk) is yet another international news agency to "rectify" the name or flag of Taiwan in its Olympic coverage. ...

Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun clinches bronze medal in Olympic karate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) on Thursday (Aug. 5) fought her way to the semifinals of the Women's 55-kg kumite category of the karate competition and has won the bro...

Taiwan mulls victory parade for Olympians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is considering hosting a parade to celebrate the achievements of Taiwanese athletes at the Tokyo Olympics as the games draw to a close. The Ministry of E...

How the Japanese get through scorching summers

Soaring temperatures and uncomfortably high humidity levels have been among the biggest complaints from athletes taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. And while temperatures have set new re...

Taiwan's Olympic badminton heroes make triumphant return

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's victorious Olympic badminton team made its triumphant return to the country from the Tokyo Games Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 4) and was greeted with cheers by a...

Huang wins 1st Olympic boxing medal in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Flyweight boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (黃筱雯) will bring home the bronze, the first in Taiwan's history, but will not be able to contend for the gold after losing a hard-fough...