Posts Tagged Asia

China’s Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic.

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Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

LONDON (AP) — Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.

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For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

In this March 8, 2014, file photo, United State's Alana Nichols races to win her silver medal in the women's downhill, sitting skiing event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. After winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball, then gold and silver in sit-skiing, Nichols is on to her next endeavor _ sprint kayak racing, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them “pinch-me moments,” when she can’t quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

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Korean ‘superfan’ of Royals headed back to KC

Kansas City Royals fan Sung Woo Lee, from South Korea, shows off a World Series towel before Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run created quite a scene at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night before the World Series opener.

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