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The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 17, 2019

The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February. Japan logged trade deficit of ¥1.42 trillion ($12.7 billion) in January, the widest margin of red ink in nearly five years amid steep fall in exports to China. Focus is on to what ...

WADA says North Korea not complying with anti-doping code

Olympics Feb 14, 2019

WADA says North Korea not complying with anti-doping code

The World Anti-Doping Agency said North Korea's testing program has failed to comply with its code, threatening to derail a joint Korean bid for the 2032 summer Olympics. WADA gave Pyongyang four months to address doping concerns raised in a review in September, but the ...

Longtime NBC Sports announcer Bob Costas parts ways with network

More Sports Jan 17, 2019

Longtime NBC Sports announcer Bob Costas parts ways with network

Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't immediately respond to a request ...

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

More Sports Jan 10, 2019

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Wrestling legend Saori Yoshida is recognized as a remarkable winner for what she accomplished on the mat. Even though she claimed a silver medal at her final marquee competition, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, that won't change. After all, she followed her father's words ...

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

More Sports Jan 9, 2019

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion who scored a goal in Hungary's famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the "Blood in the Water" match at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died. He was 86. Bolvari, who won gold at both the ...