Friday, August 24, 2012
Taiwan's Paralympic team arrived in London Wednesday evening to an enthusiastic welcome by Taiwanese diplomats and expatriates.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Three men linked to Jordan's Paralympic team were arrested and charged in Northern Ireland following allegations of sexual assault, British media reported Tuesday. It was not clear if the men were athletes or supporting members of Jordan's team.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Australia on Monday officially welcomed home its Olympic team with a colorful parade led by a red London bus and featuring and Brazilian dancers, despite the country's worst showing in 20 years.
Up to 500,000 people lined the streets of Tokyo on Monday to hail Japan's Olympic medalists, organizers said, in a boost for the city's bid to stage the 2020 Games.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A total of 18 Taiwanese athletes will setoff next week for the upcoming London Paralympics — the Olympic equivalent for athletes with physical and sensory disabilities — to compete in seven sports.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
North Korea's Olympics squad has returned home to a heroes' welcome, with cheering crowds lining the streets and the cabinet hosting a celebration banquet, according to the official news agency.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Premier Chen instructed the Sports Affairs Council (SAC) to review the training systems and policies under the council after the depressing results of the 2012 London Olympics at an Executive Yuan meeting yesterday. As curtain fell on this year's Olympics, Chinese Taipei brought home a bronze and silver, failing to meet the high expectations of sports fans around the nation. Although Taiwan ranked 63rd of the 204 participating countries, a leap compared to the 80th ranking in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it still fell short of spectator's hopes.2 Comments
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received the Olympic flag on Tuesday as the competition's world governing body warned that the country had to “work harder” ahead of the Rio 2016 Summer Games.
For many of the Colombians who left London proudly sporting Olympic medals, growing up amid armed conflict and violence was a far greater obstacle to overcome than international competition.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams says she will not “waste energy” thinking of Nadzeya Ostapchuk after receiving the gold medal from the London Olympics when her Belarus rival returned a positive doping test.