Olympics Not The Only Games This Year

The Interpreter

While China’s many human rights problems have been highlighted as the main reason for the boycott, it can be said that a secondary target is the Olympic movement itself.


US Sanctions Chinese Firms Over Abuse of Uyghur Rights

Deutsche Welle

U.S. Commerce, Treasury Departments sanctioned Chinese surveillance and biotechnology companies over rights abuses. The Biden administration expressed concern that U.S. technology could be used in abusing Uyghur people.


Japan Has Three Months to Decide Fate of 2020 Olympics

Global Voices

Battered by criticism, the Shinzo Abe administration scrambles to save Japan from the COVID-19 outbreak before the Olympics is due.


How to Catch Taiwan at the Winter Olympic Games

Morley J Weston

The country-that-cannot-be-named has never won a medal at a Winter Olympics.


Japan's Teen Surf Queen Braving Sea Monsters

Agence France-Presse

Japan's top female surfer combines lightning speed and seemingly effortless grace.


Tokyo Seeks to Keep Olympic Costs Down

The Japan Times

As the host for the 2020 Olympics, Japan is expecting costs for the event to be three-times higher than originally expected.


Team Taiwan Calls for Change of ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Flag, Anthem

Hsu Chia-yu

At this summer's Olympics in Rio, Taiwan and the Refugee Olympic Team were the only two teams using the Olympic ring design on their flags.


The LAX Connection: Taiwan at the Montreal 1976 Olympics

Kathy Cheng

The 2016 Rio Olympics have just closed, but a story about Taiwan's 1976 Summer Olympics team has resurfaced.


Taiwan Tennis Pro Hsieh Su-wei Pulls Out of Rio Olympics

ZiQing Low

The tennis star has announced she will never play for the Taiwan national team again. Now the ball is in the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee's court.

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