World's longest glass bridge opens over canyon in China

Aug 22, 2016

World's longest glass bridge opens over canyon in China

Tourists who suffer from vertigo need not apply. The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened Saturday in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains — an inspiration for Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. Some 430 meters long and suspended 300 meters above the earth, the bridge spans a ...

Aug 21, 2016

Russian shot putter Kolodko stripped of London silver

For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal Saturday after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics. Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified and stripped of the silver medal in the women’s shot put ...

Chen claims men's badminton title

Aug 21, 2016

Chen claims men's badminton title

China’s Chen Long won gold Saturday in men’s badminton, 21-18, 21-18, handing Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei his third straight Olympic silver medal and signaling Chen’s place as the game’s new power. Chen fell face down on the court then rose weeping after his 2-0 ...

China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

Aug 21, 2016

China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their “shortcomings” on Saturday after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years. China sent 410 athletes, their biggest team at a foreign Olympics, but by the penultimate day they had ...

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...

Aug 19, 2016

JAL to launch Doraemon jet on Narita-Shanghai route

Japan Airlines said Friday that it will fly a special Doraemon-themed plane on flights between Narita International Airport and Shanghai starting in late September. By playing up the popular cartoon cat, which is beloved by a wide spectrum of the Chinese public, JAL aims ...