Some athletes who once competed for their homeland Iran are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate their allegations of abuse. Iran has a habit of treating female athletes inferior to their male counterparts, banning athletes from competing against Israel at international events, and threatening athletes involved in anti-government protests. Some athletes who fled …

As a child in an authoritarian and socialist country, Choi Hyunmi’s athletic talent was spotted early on and his progress accelerated by a coach keen to impress the leader of North Korea. After putting the gloves away when her family defected to the South, it was boxing that helped her two years later after being …

SEOUL – In the history of South Korea’s struggle for democracy, the 1980 uprising in Gwangju is one of the proudest moments. Thousands of ordinary citizens took to the streets to protest a military dictatorship, and hundreds were shot dead by security forces. The bloody incident was sanctified in textbooks as the “Gwangju Democratization Movement”. …

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An American who served as a technical official in the corrupted boxing tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has been cleared for a position in Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) group hosting the competition . The IOC Boxing Working Group (BTF) has confirmed that Angel Villarreal will be …

CHENEY, Washington – Eastern Washington University officials here have posted their dean’s roster (3.5 GPA or higher) for the spring term of 2021. Students from this region named on the roster include: Students at this region named on the list include: ASOTIN: Bradley Bailey, Arianne Geist, Natasha Knight; CLARKSTON: Jewelia Bennett, Semeia Cowdrey, Taylor Howard, …

SANDRA SANCHEZ (ESP), 39 years old Once dismissed as too old to compete at the highest level, the Spaniard will look to add Olympic gold to her many honors just one month away from her 40th birthday. She started practicing karate at age four alongside her older brother, rejecting the activity her parents chose for …

A 17-year-old high school student from Hong Kong who launched an initiative to donate hundreds of 3D printed face shields to hospitals overseas when the Covid-19 pandemic first struck won the first this year’s student of the year award. Grade 12 student Dylan Fischer, who studies at the German Swiss International School, is also a …

What followed was 15 minutes of jumpsuits and speed work that burned the shoulders and lungs, as well as strength and leg movements. The training was very varied and the stroke counter was a great motivator to go faster and work more. The workouts felt like my two hour workouts in a boxing gym in …

Pita Taufatofua’s name might not ring a bell to most people, but a quick Google Images search of his name and you might remember him. The two-time Olympian has become a viral sensation, not for what he did in competition, but rather for his shirtless, oiled body during the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio …