Posts Tagged East Asia

S. Korea’s swimming star Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday.

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Dongfeng wins 3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing’s most prestigious event.

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After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Japan's Kei Nishikori poses for photo with a fan following  a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  It's only been a couple months since Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number. "I'm really new to be No. 5, so I'm still not comfortable," Nishikori told the cheering crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015,  where Japanese flags were waving during the windy afternoon match as he beat the supremely athletic No. 9-ranked David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he’s not yet comfortable with the number.

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NTT becomes first domestic sponsor of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation as the first domestic sponsor of the 2020 Games.

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Gamera-Shmyrko wins 3rd straight Osaka Women’s Marathon

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko of Ukraine on Sunday won her third straight Osaka International Women’s Marathon.

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