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Inspired by Mao, Wuhan river swimmers in China 'reborn' after coronavirus lockdown

December 14, 2020 1:39 PM

The tradition that pre-dates Mao Zedong was halted due to the coronavirus earlier.

1,000 fans in Taiwan stadium get to watch 2020's first baseball game in the world live

May 13, 2020 9:13 PM

TAIPEI - Taiwan's baseball scene came under the international spotlight recently after it became the first professional league in the world to begin a new season amid the coronavirus pandemic, with some 1,000 fans cheering their teams live at a stadium.

Aussie rugby star's sacking sparks fierce debate

July 11, 2019 5:00 AM

Most people in Australia would agree that rugby star Israel Folau is one of the nation's most talented sportspeople, but that is where the consensus about him ends.

Australian sports star sacked for anti-gay comments, prompting debate about religious freedoms

July 10, 2019 9:14 PM

SYDNEY - Most people in Australia would agree that rugby star Israel Folau is one of the nation's most talented sportspeople, but that is where the consensus about him ends.

China's football dreams lie at feet of pre-schoolers

June 15, 2019 5:00 AM

SHANGHAI • Their heads soaked in sweat, a class of little boys practises Lionel Messi-esque stepovers at a kindergarten tucked between residential tower blocks in Shanghai.

Malaysia sports minister says Johor crown prince made demands that could not be met

April 23, 2019 9:43 PM

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that the Johor crown prince had made some demands that made him "uncomfortable".

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