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  • Japan value China rivalry with Tokyo target in mind

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Japan will go toe-to-toe with China at the 18th Asian Games, hoping sparring with the continent's most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020, its delegation chief said on Saturday.

  • Biles dominant at U.S. gymnastics championships

    (Reuters) - Olympic champion Simone Biles compiled the highest score in the world this year when she piled up 60.100 points on the first night of the U.S. women's gymnastics championship in Boston on Friday.

  • Saving a life more important than medals, says Phelps

    (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, said it was more important to him to save a life than win a gold medal as he detailed his struggles with depression.

  • Swimming-Saving a life more important than medals, says Phelps

    Aug 17 (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, said it was more important to him to save a life than win a gold medal as he detailed his struggles with depression.

  • IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban two days ahead of Asian Games

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag.

  • The Chinese street's view of the trade war: some say they won't buy U.S. products

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese officials have been mostly measured and moderate in their response to U.S. President Donald Trump's ratcheting up of a trade war with Beijing in recent weeks through his announcement of a series of punitive tariffs. They have generally avoided adding to tensions, allowing the Communist Party's official media to make the most bellicose comments.

  • The Chinese street's view of the trade war: some say they won't buy U.S. products

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Chinese officials have been mostly measured and moderate in their response to U.S. President Donald Trump's ratcheting up of a trade war with Beijing in recent weeks through his announcement of a series of punitive tariffs. They have generally avoided adding to tensions, allowing the Communist Party's official media to make the most bellicose comments.

  • Swimming: Americans dominate Pan Pacs' final day, Campbell wins five golds

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States, headlined by Katie Ledecky and Ryan Murphy, dominated the final night in the pool of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Sunday, whilst Australian Cate Campbell secured her fourth and fifth golds of the meet.

  • Swimming-Superstitious Murphy hoping for good Tokyo omens

    TOKYO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Fresh off the back of securing three gold medals at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, American swimmer Ryan Murphy hopes his success is a good omen for when he returns to the Japanese capital for the Olympic Games in two years time.

  • Swimming-Americans dominate Pan Pacs' final day, Campbell wins five golds

    TOKYO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The United States, headlined by Katie Ledecky and Ryan Murphy, dominated the final night in the pool of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Sunday, whilst Australian Cate Campbell secured her fourth and fifth golds of the meet.

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