World Combat Games coming to Taiwan in 2019

TAIWAN (Taipei News) – After a 6 year hiatus, the World Combat Games has announced that Taiwan will host the third international World Combat Games in 2019. An agreement was signed on Thursda...

Team USA athlete wins first medal in Sanda at Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Team USA's Isiah Ray Enriquez made history yesterday by being the first American athlete to win a bronze medal in Sanda (散打)at a Universiade games, the first...

Team USA athlete wins first medal in wushu at Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Team USA's Emily Fan made history today by being the first American athlete to win a bronze medal in wushu (武術) at a Universiade games, the first time the sport has be...

Taiwan wins 1st-ever gold medal in Wushu at Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Hsu Kai-kuei (許凱貴) made history today by being the first Taiwanese athlete to win a gold medal in wushu (武術) at a Universiade games, the first time the sport ...

Interview with USA Wushu Team at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The modern sport of wushu (武術) is making its debut at the 2017 Taipei Universiade and Taiwan News interviewed the USA Wushu Team athletes as they prepared t...

Interview with USA Sanda Team at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The combat sport of Sanda (散打) is making its debut at the 2017 Taipei Universiade and Taiwan News interviewed the USA Sanda Team fighters as they prepare to battle fo...

131 teams representing 7,639 athletes to compete at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A total of 7,639 athletes from around the world will compete at Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, which runs from August 19 to August 30, according to latest statistics of the...

Chinese tycoon offers $1.45 million to tai chi warrior who can defeat MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese tycoon is offering 10 million yuan (US$1.45 million) to the traditional tai chi fighter who can defeat a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym owner and promote...

Martial artists gather to honor god of kung fu in Sanxia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2017 International Traditional Martial Arts Exhibition was held at the Dadongshan Dabixuan Temple (大東山大碧軒寺) in New Taipei's Sanxia District on Sunday. Headed by...

Taipei mayor calls on Taiwanese athletes to retain Universiade gold medals in host country

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je on Tuesday called on the Taiwanese athletes to try their best to retain the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade gold medals in the host country during a press event to commemorate th...

Afghan women practice ancient Shaolin martial arts

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — While Afghanistan's Buddhists were carving the giant sandstone statues in Bamiyan in 500 A.D., Buddhists in China were creating martial arts in the Shaolin temple in Henan Pr...

Oh pitches baseball, 8 sports bid for spot at 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) -- Baseball called on Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh and karate used a live demonstration as eight sports made their case Friday to be included on the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic...

Squash, snooker, billiards seek inclusion in Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) -- The list of candidates is getting longer among sports hoping to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Squash, snooker and billiards are the latest to push their case to be added to the ...

China dominated, North Korea made splash at Asiad

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight.As the final events played out ahead of the closin...

Iraqi weightlifter expelled from Asiad for doping

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The Olympic Council of Asia says an Iraqi weightlifter has been expelled from the Asian Games in the fourth doping case at Incheon.The OCA on Wednesday said a sample taken...