Goals galore as 2012 champions Mexico beat South Korea 6-3 to reach men’s football semis

Japan, Spain and Brazil also advance with the host nation edging New Zealand in a penalty shootout

North Korea Opts Out of Tokyo 2020

Also: Water polo test event delayed, more postponements could follow; Volunteers begin training in earnest

Hockey Olympians Lamoureux's Compelling Book One Month Away

IF Forum Centered on Pandemic -- Federation Focus

Also: UCI Congress meets virtually on Thursday; World Curling adds two members; World Taekwondo's new headquarters


Dates Confirmed for Next ANOC General Assembly

(ATR) The coronavirus pandemic forces an 11-month delay for the meeting of the national Olympic organizations.

Boost for Korean 2032 Bid

(ATR) Efforts to grow the joint Korean bid come as Australia takes a step back in the bidding process.

Play Ball in Korea!

(ATR) "You see a light at the end of the tunnel," says WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.

Coronavirus Deadline for Tokyo 2020

(ATR) IOC doyen Dick Pound says there is a three month window to get COVID-19 under control.

2020 World Table Tennis Championships postponed due to COVID-19

Sporting Events in Europe, Asia Hit by Coronavirus

(ATR) Iran, Italy and South Korea restrict sports in effort to contain the virus; Greece monitors threat to Torch Relay

Updated: Coronavirus Postpones ITTF, Tokyo 2020 Events

Also: Modern Pentathlon flagship championships moved from China to Mexico.

Japan Prime Minister Hails Tokyo 2020 Impact

(ATR) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will bring a “new age” to Japan.

2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Awarded to Korea

(ATR) Gangwon Province wins the right to host, strengthening the legacy of PyeongChang 2018.

Rugby: Korea men qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

ICYMI: Fresh Faces for Milan 2026, Sapporo Olympic Marathon Plans

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A Golden Night for Japan at Premier 12

(ATR) Japan wins the gold medal over South Korea in Tokyo; Mexico takes the bronze and qualifies for Tokyo 2020.

Chinese Taipei Rebounds in Tokyo

(ATR) Despite having no chance to advance to the Premier 12 final round, Chinese Taipei made sure Australia didn’t either.

Play Ball: Action Begins for 2019 WBSC Premier 12

(ATR) The 12 best international baseball teams in the world open a quest for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.

South Korea Takes 'Rising Sun' Flag Issue to IOC

(ATR) South Korea considers the flag a symbol of Japanese colonial aggression.

China Awarded 2023 Asian Cup

(ATR) The Asian Football Confederation announces decision at its congress in Paris.

South Korea IOC Member Aims for Table Tennis Presidency

(ATR) Olympic gold medalist Seung Min Ryu elected to ITTF Executive Committee, sets ambitious goal.

United Nations Welcomes Korean Taekwondo

(ATR) The UN in Geneva is the latest venue for a joint demonstration by North and South Korean taekwondo athletes.

World Taekwondo and International Taekwondo Federation to host joint celebrations in Europe

World Taekwondo (WT) and the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) will jointly organize taekwondo demonstration performances three times in April in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Geneva and Vienna, as the two federations showcase the power of sport to unite humanity.

#ICYMI: Qatar 2022 Feasibility; Korea Bid About 'Coexistence'; New USOC Hires

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Korean 2032 Bid Based on 'Peaceful Coexistence'

(ATR) South Korea's ambassador to the United States discusses the 2032 Olympic bid with Around the Rings.

London Eyes Olympic Return

(ATR) Steps are being taken to start another London Olympic bid.

Koreas Seek Unified Olympic Teams, Pitch 2032 Bid to IOC

(ATR) North and South Korea want to field unified teams in at least four sports at Tokyo Olympics.

WADA Blow for North Korea

(ATR) As IOC chiefs prepare to meet North Korean sports officials, WADA declares the country non-compliant.

Seoul Chosen for Joint Korean 2032 Olympic Bid

(ATR) The decision comes days before the IOC president meets delegations from South and North Korea in Lausanne.