• Spanish athlete tests positive in retest of 2008 samples

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

  • Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson reacts as he is awarded the charity ambassador of IBF China during the weigh-in ceremony of the 2016 IBF World Championship Bout at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Tyson will attend the boxing matches held in the capital city on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics ‘ridiculous’

    BEIJING (AP) — A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is “ridiculous” and “foolish,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday.

  • In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, delivers a speech at the Ninth Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. Wanda Group and its billionaire founder, Wang Jianlin, are inaugurating a sprawling entertainment complex Saturday, May 28 in China's southeast three weeks before the June 16 opening of Disney's first mainland Chinese park in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    China’s Wanda prepares for battle with ‘old brand’ Disney

    BEIJING (AP) — Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China’s shopping mall king.

  • Russia's Sports Minister Vilaty Mutko gestures as he answers a journalist's questions, after their press tour of its anti doping laboratory in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Russians have been accused of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the IOC has asked WADA to carry out a full-fledged investigation and plans to retest Sochi samples. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Coach: High jump champ Chicherova notified of doping retest

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

  • In this Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo, women wearing raincoats dance in unison on the Bund in Shanghai. According to the Guinness World Records website, 31,697 participants in Beijing, Shanghai and four other cities set a new world record on Saturday for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations by performing choreographed dance moves together for more than five minutes. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books.

  • Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia’s six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

  • A Vietnamese couple pass a poster of U.S President Barack Obama with footnote read "Welcome to our city", hanging in a door front in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Obama is expected to land in Hanoi on Monday for a three-day state visit to Vietnam. There's high hope for his visit, both from the government, which wants him to lift an arms export embargo, and from rights activists who want him to hold to account a leadership seen as treating its critics abysmally. (AP Photo/ Hau Dinh)

    Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just hours before President Barack Obama’s first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.

  • In this Monday, June 30, 2008 file photo, urine samples from Chinese athletes are recorded upon arriving at China Anti-Doping Agency in Beijing. So far, 31 unidentified athletes in six sports from 12 countries have been caught in retests of samples from the 2008 Beijing Games. Results on tests of 250 samples from the 2012 London Olympics will be known soon.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples

    GENEVA (AP) — Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes.

  • A look at verbal U-turns by Philippines’ likely next leader

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rodrigo Duterte kept Filipinos guessing for months last year whether he would run for president. He repeatedly declared that he wouldn’t, then cited different reasons when he finally did. On the campaign trail, he flipped and flopped on a number of key pronouncements. That has made it difficult to discern when the brash Duterte, who spikes his speeches with sarcasm and hyperbole for added punch, is serious or, in his own words, is “just taking you for a ride.”

  • In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Thai soldiers form a line while guarding a bus stop area to prevent an anti-coup demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But there was more than an attempt to restore stability at play. The coup really was traditional ruling elite’s latest and most decisive intervention in what is now a decade-long war for political power with billionaire telecommunications tycoon-turned-politician Thaksin Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

    AP Analysis: Why junta rules Thailand, with no end in sight

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play.