Sports

Cost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percent

Feb 15, 2019

The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb 15, 2019

Olympic volunteers: Is it a case of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or economic exploitation

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

Feb 15, 2019

A former CEO and sports promoter wants to be Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalized and to open up political space for future LGBT generations

Iniesta teaming up with old teammate Villa in Japan

Feb 14, 2019

Andres Iniesta's old teammate from his days at Barcelona is now his new teammate at Vissel Kobe

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

Feb 14, 2019

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, there is a renewed sense of urgency as the Japan-based Sunwolves prepare for their fourth season in Super Rugby

Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training

Feb 13, 2019

Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this

Worawi not looking at soccer return after ban revoked by CAS

Feb 12, 2019

Former FIFA executive Worawi Makudi is focusing on Thailand's general election next month rather than a return to football after he overturned a ban from football for unproven forgery

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

Feb 11, 2019

A refugee soccer player has left Thailand on a flight to Australia after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

Feb 11, 2019

South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture