Mayor Raggi rejects Rome's 2024 Olympics bid, draws flak

Sep 22, 2016

Mayor Raggi rejects Rome's 2024 Olympics bid, draws flak

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital’s candidacy for the second time in four years. If approved by Rome’s city assembly, Raggi’s motion to withdraw the bid would leave only Los Angeles, Paris ...

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

Aug 21, 2016

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

With every single achievement and antic of the Olympians being carefully documented by the media, it's unsurprising that certain occurrences and athletes have been amplified online. Here's a curated list of the athletes who made social waves at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Japanese major leaguer Ichiro Suzuki has been named the nation’s favorite athlete, regaining the crown after three years, a recent survey showed. Ichiro, a Miami Marlins outfielder, replaced tennis player Kei Nishikori, who fell to second place from top spot last year, according to ...

Olivia the parrot back in soccer prediction game for Rio

Aug 4, 2016

Olivia the parrot back in soccer prediction game for Rio

Olivia the parrot, one of several soccer psychics from the animal kingdom, predicted on Thursday that Japan’s men’s soccer team will win its opening match against Nigeria at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on the same day in Manaus, Brazil. Olivia, a gray parrot ...

Aug 1, 2016

Japan Inc. hoping Koike will bring reforms to Tokyo, restore public trust

Japan’s top business leaders expressed hopes that Yuriko Koike, former defense minister and the winner of the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday, will carry out administrative reform in the capital and regain public trust in the metropolitan government. “Koike’s strong willingness to reform the Tokyo ...