By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials. Reversing their earlier support for designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, the organizers said the decision came after new […]
Indian Boxing Fed. still suspended by IABA
By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) – The Indian Boxing Federation’s suspension will not be lifted after it failed to call fresh elections needed for it to return to the international fold.
Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Oct. 6 that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain the continuing radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
IOC member says India running out of time
By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year’s major sporting events.
Pacific nations realizing their Olympic hopes
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.
China leaves underage gymnast in the cold
Used, perhaps abused and now tossed away. Chinese officials’ treatment of Olympic gymnast Dong Fangxiao, found to have been underage when China fielded her at the Sydney Games in 2000, really makes the blood boil.
China expresses regret over gymnastics punishment
BEIJING (AP) — China expressed regret at a decision by international gymnastics officials to recommend stripping an Olympics bronze medal won 10 years ago after the athlete was found to be only 14 at the time, saying there was insufficient evidence.
16th Asian Games to be tobacco-free
The 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), will be “going smokeless” with firm prohibitions on the sale of tobacco products and tobacco sponsorship of the Games.
Hiroshima, Nagasaki to bid for 2020 Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima and Nagasaki — sites of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.