By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we check on CT Pan, Jordan Clarkson, a couple huge wins for Japan, and a new venture for Alibaba. Pan wins 2nd pro tournament Former UW Husky men’s golf standout C.T. Pan won his second professional tournament […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400 meters freestyle at the […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rating: “From Up On Poppy Hill” is the second anime feature from Goro Miyazaki, son of the famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghilbi fame. The film proves a substantial improvement over his first feature, “Tales from Earthsea” (a film I actually liked), and a story impressive for […]
A group of eight junior elite sabre fencers and three coaches from Japan, sent by the Japan Fencing Federation, visited the Washington Fencing Academy. There, they evaluated qualifying fencers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Local students of the Washington Fencing Academy, along with the Sabre Fencing Master Wang Yung, and assistant coaches Allen […]
The Summer Olympic Games have been around since the 1896 Games in Athens, Greece. Since then, the United States have won a total of 929 gold medals, while China has only won a total of 163 gold medals. Though China received the most gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, the total amount is still far from the amount of medals received by the United States …
HONG KONG (AP) — In the 114-year history of the Olympic movement, Fiji and Samoa have never so much as won a medal. But their prospects changed on Oct. 9, when the International Olympic Committee voted to include rugby sevens in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
On the front page of this issue, we ran an inspiring story about Olympic athlete Alexa Loo. At age 37, Alexa Loo realized her dreams of snowboarding for Canada in her home city of Vancouver. Loo wasn’t able to do it alone though.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — South Korea’s Kim Yu-Na led an Asian sweep at Skate America, winning the title in a runaway Sunday, Oct. 26, at Everett’s Comcast Arena over Japan’s Yukari Nakano and Miki Ando.