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Athlete protests remain banned at Tokyo Olympics, IOC says

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday, after a survey found that a majority of competitors were in favor of ke...

At this wedding, the bride and groom were the crashers

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Wilson and Shenita Jones invited family and friends to their “dream home and estate” for their weekend wedding celebration: the ceremony Saturday, brunch on Sun...

Southern Taiwan swimmers stained with oily sludge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 10 people were heavily stained with patches of oily black sludge after taking an early morning swim in the waters of Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiu...

Plans, test events change daily for postponed Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Each day seems to bring another change to the Tokyo Olympics as surging coronavirus cases in Japan threaten planning for the games, which are to open in just over three months. ...

Swimming pools, saunas closed in parts of Taiwan amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern city of Tainan is closing all swimming pools, saunas, and car washing services as part of its water conservation efforts amid the ongoing drought, Mayor Huang...

Casino project among largest on Vegas Strip sets opening day

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building. Resorts World Las Vegas ...

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University pushes limits of sports tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), host of the 2021 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG), is pushing the limits of college sports with technology and innovat...

Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Residents are being evacuated from Cape Town neighborhoods Monday as a wildfire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong winds ove...

Column: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only

In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for...

International Swimming League to use draft for 1st time

The International Swimming League will fill its rosters via a draft for the first time as a way to improve competitive parity among the 10 teams. The pro league teams signed swimmers...

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and ...

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was ...

Former Canadian Olympic champion to lead Australian swimming

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Two-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Alex Baumann has been named chief executive of Swimming Australia, moving up from his current position as chief strategist at the s...

AP Photos: Things starting to stir at Tokyo Olympic venues

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are getting closer and things are starting to stir around the venues, though not as much as you might expect. Many preparations are still up in the air as organizers tr...

Chubb launches "Chubb LifeBalance" in Korea, a 360 degree personalised Health and Well-being App

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 12 April 2021 - Chubb today announced its release of "Chubb LifeBalance" in Korea, a digital health and well-being application that encourages people to incor...