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Weightlifter Kostova banned for doping again after comeback

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former world champion weightlifter Boyanka Kostova was banned for eight years for doping on Thursday after making her comeback from an earlier sanction for performance-enh...

Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa wins big at Golden Melody Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan rapper Soft Lipa took home two of the top prizes on Saturday night (Aug. 21) at a lively Golden Melody Awards (GMA) held at the Taipei Music Center (TMC) in Nangang...

Duo grab Taiwan's second gold in men's badminton at Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Yang (李洋) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) gave Taiwan its second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Liu Yuchen (劉雨辰) and Li Junhui (李俊慧) of China in the badminton me...

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...

Tech prowess lifts Taiwan weightlifter to Olympic gold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Technology has helped Taiwan's weightlifters shine at the Tokyo Olympics. Amis Indigenous weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) clinched gold in the women’s 59 ki...

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...

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...

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...

Flamingo stance helps weightlifter Li Fabin win Olympic gold

TOKYO (AP) — Li Fabin embraced his inner flamingo with a unique stance on the way to winning an Olympic gold medal in weightlifting on Sunday. But don't try it at home, the Chinese c...

EXPLAINER: How team of refugee athletes made it to Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Refugee Olympic Team was created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics to allow athletes to keep competing even if they have been forced to leave their home cou...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, July 24

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, July 24 at the Tokyo Games: ARCHERY MIXED TEAM An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to l...

Olympics Latest: Krasniqi beats Tonaki for judo gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Distria...

China's Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle

TOKYO (AP) — Javad Foroughi spent his nights caring for gravely ill patients, doing everything he could to help them breathe. Many didn't make it. Foroughi contracted COVID-19 himsel...