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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...

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...

Japan to douse Olympic flame of Games transformed by pandemic and drama

TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Japan will douse its more than year-old Olympic flame on Sunday, closing out a Tokyo Games that were upended by the pandemic and transformed by the drama of politics, dazzling...

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 rakes in 3 more Olympic medals Sunday, bringing total to 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan built on its record medal tally after its athletes grabbed three more on Sunday (Aug. 1), doubling the country's all-time record at a single Olympics, while ano...

World waking up to fallacy of 'Chinese Taipei' compromise

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Tokyo 2020 has been controversial because the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise again in Japan, but it has been a hugely successful Olympics for Taiwan both in an...

Italy's most popular newspaper shows Taiwan's name, flag on Olympic medal table

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italy's most-read newspaper is among a growing list of international news agencies that have "rectified" the name or flag of Taiwan in their Olympic coverage...

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...

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&#...

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...

Tokyo Olympics Twitter account not posting flag for Taiwan when its athletes medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) appears to have adopted a policy of not displaying a flag of any kind next to the name of Taiwan...

Japanese judokas take center stage at Budokan in Olympics

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Japan topped the medal table again with three golds and 12 total, reasserting itself as the sport's dominant team behind fearsome lightweight Shohei Ono after a relatively poor pe...

Taiwan medal harvest could triple at Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A data analysis company in the United States has concluded that Taiwan could win 10 medals at the Tokyo Olympics if the games proceed, reports said Friday (April 16). T...