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Asian Games set to go in China with more athletes than the Olympics but the same political intrigue

Sep. 08, 2023 09:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Asian Games are set to go in China, the biggest multi-sport international event in the country since pandemic restrictions were lifted there about nine months ago. This giant sports festival in the eastern city of Hangzhou involves more athletes than the Olympics...

Olympic power broker sheikh banished for 3 years by IOC for election influence while suspended

Jul. 27, 2023 11:50 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Long-time Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah was banished by the IOC for three years on Thursday for influencing an election in Asia this month while self-suspended as a member after his conviction for forgery in 2021. The International Olympic...

Sheikh Talal replaces his suspended brother, keeps Asian Olympic leadership in Al Sabah family

Jul. 08, 2023 03:40 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Sabah will replace his suspended brother as president of the Olympic Council of Asia after winning an election by four votes Saturday and taking control of the organization their father created in the early 1980s. Sheikh Talal’s brother,...