Dec 9, 2015

IOC president Bach says scandals undermining sports' credibility

Recent scandals are undermining the credibility of sports and casting suspicion on millions of clean athletes, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Bach called on all sports organizations to follow rules of “good governance” to prevent the type of corruption cases ...

Wushu martial artists dream of Olympic glory

Nov 23, 2015

Wushu martial artists dream of Olympic glory

Twirling spears, swords and clubs at frightening speeds, the brightly clad fighters performing back-flips and flying kicks could be mistaken for extras in a kung fu movie being shot in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. They are not actors, however, but athletes hoping not just ...

Nov 10, 2015

Whiting launches weekly podcast

Best-selling author Robert Whiting, who first came to Japan in 1962 and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on the social, political, economic and sporting landscapes of the country, has launched a weekly podcast. “Robert Whiting’s Japan” offers listeners throughout the world ...

Oct 31, 2015

ESPN pulls plug on Grantland website

ESPN has ended the Grantland website five months after founding editor Bill Simmons left the company. The cable network announced the closing Friday, saying it plans to focus on projects with a “broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.” Simmons and ESPN parted ...

Oct 24, 2015

UNC honors late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott

North Carolina spent Friday honoring late ESPN broadcaster and alumnus Stuart Scott. The school inducted Scott into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame, based in the UNC School of Media and Journalism. The school later honored Scott during Friday night’s annual “Late Night ...

Oct 22, 2015

University of Texas locks up 15-year deal with Nike

Texas has reached a new 15-year equipment, licensing and apparel deal with Nike Inc., sticking with the company that has put its brand on Longhorns jerseys since 2000, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal is ...

Sep 23, 2015

WADA signs agreement with China to tackle drug rings

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s sports ministry to crack down on the manufacture and supply of performance-enhancing drugs in the country. WADA has long branded China the world’s top producer and exporter of PEDs, which are ...

Sep 16, 2015

Hangzhou named as host of 2022 Asian Games

The Chinese city of Hangzhou was confirmed on Wednesday as the host of the 2022 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia announced at its General Assembly in Ashgabat. The capital of China’s Zhejiang province, Hangzhou, was the sole bidder to stage the 19th ...