Seeking reform, US holds $1.3 million in dues from WADA

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TOKYO — The U.S. government will hold onto nearly half of the $2.93 million in dues it owes to the World Anti-Doping Agency while...

EXPLAINER: Surfing, where the playing field is never level

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TOKYO — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate...

Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists on...

EXPLAINER: What’s the history of the Olympics protest rule?

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TOKYO — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on...

EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia’s ‘unprecedented’ fires?

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MOSCOW — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. ...

Tokyo’s drinkers drown frustrations over virus limits, Games

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TOKYO — On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, the government’s attempts to curb a coronavirus surge by targeting drinkers is drowning...

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

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TOKYO — Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid...

Olympics, pandemic and politics: There’s no separating them

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TOKYO — Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

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HONG KONG — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually...

Team USA chiropractor sorry for COVID protocol-Nazi post

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TOKYO — The chiropractor for the American women's wrestling team has apologized after comparing Olympic COVID-19 protocols to Nazi Germany in a social media...