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2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
October 31, 2018
2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
A Kazakh boxing legend and an Uzbek businessman face off for leadership of the scandal-ridden International Boxing Association.
2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
Small Countries, Big Sports: The Case of Izzat Artykov
January 26, 2017
Small Countries, Big Sports: The Case of Izzat Artykov
Artykov's legal representative shares his side of a complicated case.
Small Countries, Big Sports: The Case of Izzat Artykov
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
September 01, 2016
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
Politics are put aside as star athletes from China's Olympic team get a warm welcome in Hong Kong.
China’s Successful Olympic Charm Offensive in Hong Kong
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
August 31, 2016
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
Japan's cultural appeal is at its best when the government takes a hands off approach.
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
August 26, 2016
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
The region had its best competition yet.
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
August 22, 2016
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
China's long-standing obsession with gold medals is giving way to something simpler: having fun.
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
Kazakhstan’s Weightlifter Breaks Record at Rio
August 15, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Weightlifter Breaks Record at Rio
His Azeri celebration dance goes viral, but doping cloud hangs over the Kazakh team.
Kazakhstan’s Weightlifter Breaks Record at Rio
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
August 12, 2016
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
For North Korean athletes, gold is richly rewarded -- and failure can bring a stint in a labor camp.
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
August 11, 2016
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
Oksana Chusovitina is the first gymnast in Olympic history to appear in seven Games.
Uzbekistan's Amazing Record-Setting Gymnast Takes on Rio
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
August 09, 2016
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
The Sun Yang-Mack Horton spat is just the latest incident to cast aspersions on a Chinese athlete.
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
After New Doping Report, Russia Faces Possible Full Rio Ban
July 20, 2016
After New Doping Report, Russia Faces Possible Full Rio Ban
New report details massive State-run scheme to pass dirty athletes off as clean.
After New Doping Report, Russia Faces Possible Full Rio Ban
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
June 22, 2016
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
Russians may run to glory at the Rio Games, just not under their country’s flag.
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
June 17, 2016
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
Four gold-medal winning Kazakh weightlifters have been suspended after tests indicated steroid use at the 2012 Olympics.
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
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