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From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

Published 19/11/2018

TAIPEI (Reuters) - All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches. Instead, Chinese representatives [more…]

Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: ‘I’ve never used a…

Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: ‘I’ve never used a…

Published 15/11/2018

(Corrects minister’s time in parliament in second paragraph of this Nov. 14 story.) TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s recently appointed cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told [more…]

American sisters sue USA Gymnastics over sex abuse scandal

American sisters sue USA Gymnastics over sex abuse scandal

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters) - Two former USA Gymnastics national team members on Monday filed civil lawsuits against the organization, disgraced ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, and the U.S. [more…]

Former USA Gymnastics boss arrested for Nassar evidence-tampering

Former USA Gymnastics boss arrested for Nassar evidence-tampering

Published 18/10/2018

(Reuters) - Steve Penny, the former USA Gymnastics president, was arrested on Wednesday night in Tennessee on charges he tampered with evidence in the case [more…]

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies in Barcelona, aged 85

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies in Barcelona, aged 85

Published 06/10/2018

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Montserrat Caballe, who took opera into the pop charts by singing “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury three decades ago, died aged 85 on [more…]

World Equestrian Games over but Bellissimo back in saddle

World Equestrian Games over but Bellissimo back in saddle

Published 24/09/2018

TRYON, North Carolina (Reuters) - Mark Bellissimo, the man who brought the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) to this bucolic corner of recession ravaged North [more…]

USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

Published 20/08/2018

(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on Sunday, [more…]

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Published 30/07/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s former world championship silver medalist Damyan Damyanov died on Sunday at the age of 39, becoming the latest member of a [more…]

Actor Nomura to orchestrate Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

Actor Nomura to orchestrate Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

Published 30/07/2018

FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese actor Mansai Nomura will orchestrate the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it [more…]

Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

Published 23/07/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to [more…]