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Photo of the Day: Taiwan's 'Goddess of Weightlifting' immortalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the gold medal victory by Taiwan's "Goddess of Weightlifting" Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) on Tuesday (July 27), renowned Taipei photographer and illust...

Taiwanese badminton doubles players enter Olympic semifinals for 1st time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Yang (李洋) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) ousted their Japanese opponents in straight sets on Thursday (July 29), making them the first Taiwanese men's badminton duo to ent...

Russia's state-run news agency shows Taiwan flag on medal table

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Russian state-owned media outlet is joining the growing list of international news agencies that have "rectified" the name for Taiwan or its flag in Olympic co...

Native Hawaiian woman wins 1st Olympic gold medal in surfing

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — After a series of underdogs stole the show at the beginning of surfing’s historic Olympic debut, two of the sport's most seasoned superstars took home the gold...

Canada's TSN displays Taiwan flag on Olympic medal table

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada's Taiwanese community has been heartened to see Canada's largest sports channel displaying Taiwan's national flag on its online medal count. Canada&#...

Taiwanese weightlifter could take bronze if China's Hou found doping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese indigenous athlete in the women's 49-kilogram weightlifting category could be awarded the bronze medal if the gold medal winner from China is found to have...

Weightlifter wins Taiwan's record 6th medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese weightlifter Chen Wen-huei (陳玟卉) took the bronze medal in the women's 64 kg event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday evening (July 27), bringing a sixth O...

Global growth to stay strong but virus the top risk, say economists

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Global economic growth prospects are holding strong for this year and next, despite a significant majority of economists in Reuters polls warning new variants of the coronavirus ...

Japan's Osaka bundled out of Tokyo 2020 third round

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Japan's great hope for tennis gold Naomi Osaka was beaten on Tuesday in the third round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics tournament, saying she had not known how to cope with ...

Taiwan's 'Goddess of Weightlifting' takes gold at Tokyo Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's "Goddess of Weightlifting" has won the gold medal in dominating fashion, shattering three Olympic records and bringing her country its first gold at...

China calls NHK's listing of Taiwan on Olympic medal table 'little tricks'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is accusing Taiwan of "playing little tricks" after Japanese broadcaster NHK made a couple of notable references to Taiwan during the Olympic games. Dur...

Photo of the Day: Wolf warrior diplomats howl over pic of Chinese weightlifter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese wolf warrior diplomats cried foul on Saturday (July 24) over a photo of a Chinese weightlifter at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On Saturday, Reuters tweeted a photo ...

Weightlifter wins Philippines' 1st Olympic gold medal, foils China's plans for 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina weightlifter on Monday brought home the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines in history while dashing China's hopes of a perfect sweep of eight gold...

Taiwan men's archery team wins silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan took the silver in the men's team archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday (July 26). The sixth-ranked Taiwanese team exceeded expectations b...

Taiwan beats China in men's team archery at Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan upset China in the quarter-finals of the men's team archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday (July 26). In the 1/8 eliminations, the sixth-ra...