Asian-American athletes hoping to represent the United States at this year’s Olympics shared personal stories of racist abuse on Wednesday, vowing to use their platforms to raise awareness in the fight against discrimination.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) stated its opposition to a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Wednesday, saying athletes should not be used as “political pawns.”
A Japanese karate official will quit after being accused of bullying a champion set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, he has told a local newspaper.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee said she “didn’t know what had just happened” after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics medley relay on Sunday, just two years after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Leyna Bloom and Yumi Nu are the newest Sports Illustrated models that have made history this year. The first Black-Asian, and curvy Asian models, respectively, are proving that women of all sizes and colors can stand out in fashion.
A Japanese karate champion who will compete at the Tokyo Olympics testified before an ethics commission Wednesday, alleging that a federation official hit her in the face with a bamboo sword.
American Nathan Chen landed five quadruple jumps in the men’s free skate on Saturday to overhaul faltering Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and collect a third consecutive world title.
From the unprecedented coronavirus postponement to last week’s decision to bar overseas spectators, the path to staging the Tokyo Olympics has been littered with obstacles.
Japan’s two-time Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu capitalised on a fall by defending champion Nathan Chen to snatch the lead after the short programme of the world figure skating championship on Thursday.
A Nike-sponsored gym, support staff including nutritionists and English language classes are all part of the set-up at T1, one of the world’s top eSports organizations, where around 70 gamers are looking to emulate its highest-profile member, League of Legends giant Faker.
From a final resting place for the dead to a gnarly way to land a trick; a Thai coffin-maker is affixing Buddhist emblems to the dismantled walls of his caskets, and transforming them into skateboards.
Toshiko Ishii spent $180,000 renovating her traditional Japanese inn in expectation of a flood of tourists for the Tokyo Olympics, but now she won’t be hosting a single overseas fan.
Nepal is investigating how a Bahraini prince planning to climb Mount Everest brought 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the country without prior approval, authorities said.
Yan Xiaonan once sold furry toys at a market but the woman described as a “pit bull” is now charging towards a historic all-Chinese UFC title fight.
Japanese swim star Rikako Ikee will enter four events at next month’s national championships, reports said Wednesday, as she vies for a Tokyo Olympics spot in her comeback from leukemia.