• Australia seeks full inclusion in Asian Summer Games
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Australia seeks full inclusion in Asian Summer Games

    Australia hopes to bring a full delegation of athletes to the 2022 Asian Summer Games in China and is seeking approval from the continent's Olympic council, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has said. Australia, a member of the Oceania Olympic federation, has sent 30 athletes

  • Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief
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    Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief

    (Reuters) - Asia is ready, willing and able to host a third straight Winter Olympics if the Japanese city of Sapporo wins the bid for the 2026 Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has said. Sapporo hosted Asia's first Winter Olympics in 1972 and has also staged

  • Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews
    The Associated Press

    Russians fear missing European indoors over doping reviews

    Russian competitors and officials fear they will miss another major athletics championship because they believe the IAAF is too slow in approving a partial lifting of its doping ban. The IAAF says it will allow some Russians to compete in the European indoor championships as ''neutral athletes

  • Japan wins 4 gold in speed skating at Asian Winter Games
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    Japan wins 4 gold in speed skating at Asian Winter Games

    Japan claimed four gold medals in speed skating and China won two on the short track at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday. Nao Kodaira of Japan earned her second gold of the Sapporo Games by beating two-time Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the women's 500 on the long track.