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TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) receives a bouquet of flowers from former foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after Kishida was announced the winner of the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election on September 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Suga Departing: Abe’s ‘Right Hand Man’ Leaves Japanese PM Office After One Year
When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced in September that he would be stepping down, the Japan Times indicated that his was a bombshell decision, reporting that the Japanese business community was “stunned”. The PM...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will issue new rules on the participation of transgender athletes in the Olympics.
International Olympics Committee to Revise Rules on Transgender Athlete Participation
The 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo this year stood out from its predecessors in a number of ways. Apart from athletes not competing due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stipulations and the absence of...
Female wrestler brings home historic gold medal for the U.S.
Tamyra Makes History, the First American Black Woman to Win Gold in Wrestling
On August 3, American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock created history by winning gold in the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has become the first black woman in the history of...
USA's Oshae Lanae Jones (red) and China's Gu Hong fight during their women's welter (64-69kg) semi-final boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on August 4, 2021.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: China Leads America, Japan and Russia in Gold Medals
The Tokyo Olympics is getting into its final phase this week and the rush for gold medals is beginning to reach a fever pitch. The nations leading the medal tally are China, the U.S., and...
Gold Medalist Javad Foroughi of Team Iran poses on the podium following the 10m Air Pistol Men's event on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 24, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan.
Tokyo Olympics: Korean Shooter Calls Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Gold Medalist a “Terrorist”
The gold medal for the 10-meter air pistol shooting event at the Tokyo Olympics was won by Iran’s Javad Foroughi. However, his win turned into an online scandal after North Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh, who...
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How ‘Goddess of Weightlifting’ Kuo Hsing-chun Won Taiwan Its First Gold in the 2020 Olympics
Commentary Besting three Olympic records, Taiwan’s Kuo Hsing-chun fell short of topping a world record she set in 2019, but earned the Republic of China (ROC) its first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on...
IOC president Thomas Bach at a launching ceremony as mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon are unveiled at Shougang Ice Hockey Arena on September 17, 2019 in Beijing, China. Bach shook hands with the Chinese Communist Party on a deal to have the IOC purchase olympic vaccines from Sinopharm and Sinovac.
IOC Makes Deal With Communist China for Olympic Vaccines
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to purchase and supply China’s state-owned Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines to Olympic athletes at the coming July Tokyo Olympics and...