For the Olympics, it’s so long Rio, hello Asia.
By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao says he’s thinking about fighting for his country in the Olympics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters. His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio — much less the eight-time world champion — is […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly It began with a coin purse. Hello Kitty, soon to conquer the world, made her debut on a tiny coin purse made from see-through plastic. The year was 1975. The “Hello! Exploring The Supercute World Of Hello Kitty” exhibit at the EMP Museum includes a replica of this coin […]
By Sheila Hagar Walla Walla Union-Bulletin They have no names, yet. “I really want the families to be able to name them,” said Sara Archer, executive director of Blue Mountain Humane Society, dishing out a pet treat for the 80-pound dog in front of her. Archer is referring to four tosa inus, also called Japanese […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine a Husky basketball player shooting three points in a Shanghai arena, Yao Ming of legendary basketball fame and Jack Ma of Alibaba opening their mouths in disbelief, and a sea of Chinese fans leaping out of their seats going wild. This could be a reality on Nov. 14 […]
By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Byeong-hun An is a 23-year-old Korean golfer who will be a contender in the upcoming U.S. Open, held at Chambers Bay, Washington this year. An currently plays golf in Europe and most recently, in May, he won the most prestigious golf tournament in the European Tour, the PGA Championship. […]
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 C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s not cricket. But that hasn’t stopped the Indian media and sports fraternity marveling at a performance few people thought they’d ever see.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the latest edition of Apop! In this month’s column, I talk about the Olympics and a talented — yet controversial — game show whiz. Read on to find out more! An Olympics recap: Skating and scandal in Sochi The Sochi Olympics dominated primetime television for most of […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea agreed in a rare high-level meeting Friday to stop insulting each other and to go ahead with planned reunions of Korean War-divided families next week despite a dispute over upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills.