‘Someone else’s festival’: No North Korea at ally’s OlympicsFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During the last Winter Games, North Korea basked in the global limelight in South Korea, with hundreds of athletes, cheerleaders and officials pushing hard to woo their South Korean and U.S.
Top Asian News 4:42 a.m. GMTFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
Banned from the Olympics by IOC, NKorea puts blame elsewhereJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and “hostile forces’ moves,” a largely redundant statement since the country has already been banned from the Games by the IOC.
Wednesday Sports in BriefSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — British teenager Emma Raducanu has become the first qualifier in the professional era to reach the U.S. Open semifinals.
Raducanu beat Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.
IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-showSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
AP-Sportlight-Week AheadJuly 29, 2021 GMT
1751 — The first International World Title Prize Fight takes place in Harlston, England. The champion, Jack Slack of England, beats the challenger, M. Petit of France, in 25 minutes.
1934 — Paul Runyan beats Craig Wood on the 38th hole to win the PGA Championship at Park Country Club in Williamsville, N.Y.
AP SportlightJuly 29, 2021 GMT
1870 — Monmouth Park opens with a five-day meet.
1930 — Host Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer’s first World Cup in Montevideo.
Even in absence, North Korea’s presence felt at Tokyo GamesJuly 28, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn't at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics.
While it's not making headlines here, the North’s absence is noteworthy, especially among those who watch the intersection of sports and diplomacy — and the way North Korea’s propaganda machine uses international attention to advance its needs.
Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Tuesday, July 27July 27, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Tuesday, July 27, at the Tokyo Games:
Olympics Latest: Germany wins another equestrian goldJuly 27, 2021 GMT
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:
1st woman in Olympic weightlifting still raising the barJuly 24, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — After 21 years of raising the bar, the first woman ever to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics is still going.
Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea was the first athlete to step on stage when women's weightlifting made its debut at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Guinea reverses decision to pull out of Tokyo OlympicsJuly 22, 2021 GMT
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.
Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday after national and international outcries that followed an earlier declaration that Guinea would not send athletes to Tokyo, blaming the coronavirus and its variants.
With no summit, South Korean president to skip OlympicsJuly 19, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has decided not to visit Japan for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, citing a failure to set up a summit with Japan's prime minister that would produce meaningful results in improving relations.
Defector no more: Choi a proud South Korean world championJuly 19, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a child in an authoritarian, socialist country, Choi Hyunmi's athletic talent was spotted early and her progress accelerated by a coach keen to impress the leader of North Korea.
Japan’s Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfiedJuly 18, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders staking out hotels to keep participants from coming into contact with ordinary Japanese or visiting restaurants to sample the sushi.
SKorea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC rulingJuly 17, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic committee said Saturday it removed banners at the Olympic athletes’ village in Tokyo that referred to a 16th-century war between Korea and Japan after the International Olympic Committee ruled they were provocative.
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemicJuly 27, 2020 GMT
Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.
Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew.
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemicApril 11, 2020 GMT
Olympic women’s qualifying event in Podgorica, Montenegro from March 20-22 postponed to June.
Olympic women’s qualifying event in Lliria Spain from March 20-22 postponed to June.
11 times the media fawned over Kim Jong-un’s sister, North Korean delegation at the OlympicsFebruary 12, 2018 GMT
The New York Times or North Korean propaganda?
Readers may be forgiven for confusing the two after a weekend in which America's newsrooms raced to see who could lavish the most praise upon Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Pence, returning from Olympics, says U.S. and South Korea firmly allied against North KoreaFebruary 10, 2018 GMT
Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday there's "no daylight" among the U.S., South Korea and Japan on the need to keep the pressure on North Korea's regime, even as Pyongyang extended an invitation to South Korea's president for a rare visit.
Putin: U.S. Hurts Itself with ‘invented’ Trump Collusion CaseDecember 15, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S.
The Latest: Philippines expresses concern about NKorea testNovember 29, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times EST):
The Philippines is expressing serious concern over North Korea's latest missile launch and is calling on Pyongyang to commit to making meaningful progress toward peace on the Korean Peninsula.