Taiwan's Taichung to host its own intl. event in lieu of 2019 E. Asian Youth Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In late July, the East Asian Olympic Committee decided to abruptly cancel the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, by revoking Taichung’s right to host the games at the behe...

'Team Taiwan' petition submitted to Election Commission with 520,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan Taiwan) – The campaign for a referendum to scrap “Chinese Taipei” before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics successfully submitted their petition books to the Central Election Co...

'Team Taiwan' 2020 petition surpasses 400,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With about 48 hours remaining in the month of August, the “Team Taiwan” campaign calling for a public referendum ahead of elections this November has succeeded...

Team Taiwan 2020 petition for referendum hits 85% of needed signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign to have a public referendum on the designation of “Chinese Taipei” is moving fast towards collecting the needed number of signatures. As of Aug...

Okinawa postpones Taiwan EasyCard use until 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Japanese island of Okinawa is postponing the introduction of the use of Taiwanese EasyCards on its Yui Rail system until 2020, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation said Tuesd...

Tokyo 2020 official mascots unveiled at ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in downtown Tokyo on Sunday. The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the...

Heat wave has Tokyo residents concerned about Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A deadly heat wave in Japan this week has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. Rescuers i...

WORLD SPORTS at 1345 GMT

World Cup digest moves separately. TOP STORIES: TEN--WIMBLEDON LONDON — Angelique Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final by playing steady, mis...

Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital d...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The route was approv...

Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

TOKYO (AP) — All venues for Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for soccer matches. Tokyo organizers say soccer will be played at se...

Van der Burgh beats Peaty in Commonwealth Games backstroke

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cameron van der Burgh beat world record holder Adam Peaty to win the 50-meter backstroke gold medal Monday on the penultimate night of swimming at the Commonwealth Games. ...

Mandarin Airlines to begin daily flights from Taichung to Tokyo in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines (華信航空), a subsidiary of China Airlines (CAL), announced today that it will be launching direct daily flights from Taichung to Tokyo starting...

Athletes to watch at the Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — More than 6,600 athletes and officials will converge on the Gold Coast for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, the multi-sports event for 71 countries and territor...

Athletes to watch at the Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — More than 6,600 athletes and officials will converge on the Gold Coast for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, the multi-sports event for 71 countries and territor...