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Welcome 2021: The year of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is arriving. That would be 2021. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been bidin...

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and Am...

Tokyo Olympics name Mikako Kotani as new sports director

TOKYO (AP) — The organizing committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director. She takes over the position on Thursday. Kotani won two bronze m...

Japan: Yoshihide Suga wins ruling party leadership race

Yoshihide Suga won Japan's ruling party leadership race on Monday. With the top position, Suga is expected to become the country's prime minister in an upcoming parliamentary vote to be held o...

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. ...

Airbus asked to cancel contract; Japan offers stimulus

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of t...

Q&A: Tokyo Olympics move to 2021; countless questions remain

TOKYO (AP) — Things began to unravel this week when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year — a decision announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a joint agreement with IOC Preside...

The Latest: Athletes' group call for Olympic postponement

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics...

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...

Spring sumo meet to be held with no fans amid virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese sumo wrestling is the latest sport to be affected by fears of the new coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, national broadcaster NHK reported that officials of the J...

Japan sporting events at empty stadiums amid virus outbreak

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese sporting events were held without spectators on Saturday in a move aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus. The Chiba Lotte Marines hosted the Rakute...

Japanese prime minister mentions Taiwan in Diet for 1st time in 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a message of congratulations to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brought up Taiwan three times at th...

Taiwanese table tennis veteran reverses Tokyo Olympics decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s table tennis veteran Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) has agreed to participate in a Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying event on Jan. 22, after previously announcing to h...

Norwegian triathlete receives new ‘lucky cap’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" fad in Taiwan, said during a press conference in Changhua County on Monday (Nov. 11) that he was happ...

Female Taiwanese gymnast qualifies for Olympics for first time in 51 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, 16-year-old Ting Hua-tien (丁華恬) has become the first female Taiwanese gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in 51 years....