Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka's star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to accept people of mixed heritage.
Runner Lan, swimmer Hoang to fly the flag for Vietnam at Tokyo Games

Runner Lan, swimmer Hoang to fly the flag for Vietnam at Tokyo Games

For the first time in Olympic history, national flags will be carried by two athletes at the Games, and runner Quach Thi Lan and swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang have the honour of carrying the Vietnamese flag at the upcoming Tokyo Games’ opening ceremony.
Gymnasts target Olympic slots, SEA Games titles

Gymnasts target Olympic slots, SEA Games titles

Vietnamese athletes are working hard to secure a second slot in gymnastics at the coming Olympics in Tokyo this year.
Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico postponed by virus

Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico postponed by virus

A 2020 Tokyo Olympic football North American qualifying tournament that was scheduled to begin next Friday in Mexico has been postponed by organisers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
E-sports debut in SEA Games, but Olympics remain distant

E-sports debut in SEA Games, but Olympics remain distant

E-sports edged further into the mainstream sports world with this week's debut at the Southeast Asian Games, but the holy grail - Olympic recognition - remains stubbornly out of reach.
Tokyo or bust as Tiger eyes Olympic dream

Tokyo or bust as Tiger eyes Olympic dream

Tiger Woods is setting his sights on next year's Olympic games, driven on by the knowledge that he may not get many more chances to add a gold medal to his bulging trophy cabinet.
Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident at 38

Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident at 38

Norwegian cross-country skier Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medallist and double world champion in relay, has died in a jet-ski accident at 38, Norwegian authorities said.
Djokovic in travel spin at Cincinnati Masters

Djokovic in travel spin at Cincinnati Masters

ATP Cincinnati Masters second seed Novak Djokovic says he has to remind himself which continent he is on as his fast-paced schedule spins swiftly with the Olympics done and the US Open near.