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Engineer to Olympian: Spain's Damian Quintero chases karate gold

Olympics Feb 22, 2020

Engineer to Olympian: Spain's Damian Quintero chases karate gold

More than five years ago, one of Spain's most successful karate athletes was splitting his time between practice, graduate school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer. Before training and studying at night, Damian Quintero spent hours analyzing faulty airplane parts and working on ...

Asics unveils Japan athletes' casual attire for Tokyo 2020

Olympics Feb 21, 2020

Asics unveils Japan athletes' casual attire for Tokyo 2020

The official casual clothing Japan's athletes will wear at medal ceremonies and around the athletes' village this summer at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics was unveiled Friday. Sportswear maker Asics Corp., the same company that provided Japan's clothing four years ago for Rio de Janeiro, ...

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Olympics Feb 20, 2020

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Rising swimming star Rikako Ikee called her recent therapy for leukemia the turning point in her life in a televised interview aired on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Ikee, the MVP of the 2018 Asian Games and a gold medal candidate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before ...

'United by Emotion' selected as  Tokyo 2020 motto

Olympics Feb 18, 2020

'United by Emotion' selected as Tokyo 2020 motto

"United by Emotion" was revealed as the motto for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka narrated the motto's promotional video. "We are each different, and all so much ...

WHO not advising organizers on whether to stage 2020 Olympics

Olympics Feb 15, 2020

WHO not advising organizers on whether to stage 2020 Olympics

The World Health Organization on Friday said it was not advising on whether or not to go ahead with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. But Michael Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program, said the U.N. agency could offer ...