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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | September 13, 1994
TOKYO -- The starting gun for the much-ballyhooed Asian Games, a continental Olympics, is still almost a month away but, much to the dismay of the Japanese hosts, the first titanic clash has already begun.As is often the case in international athletic contests, the dispute has nothing to do with sports and everything to do with national pride and symbolism."It's really a headache," said Kishichiro Amae, Deputy Press Secretary for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.At issue is whether Lee Teng-hui, a sports fan, will attend.
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May 25, 2012
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | September 19, 1990
BEIJING -- With more than two-thirds of its members dead, missing or still fighting Iraqi troops in their homeland, the Kuwait national Olympic team has managed to bring 65 athletes to China for Saturday's opening of the Asian Games and intends to compete even if Iraq is allowed to participate.In an interview yesterday, the president of Kuwait's National Olympic Committee, Sheik Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, said his country would not boycott the games as some other gulf states have threatened if Iraq is not banned.
NEWS
August 22, 2005
FOR AMERICANS whose thinking was honed by decades of Cold War, the unprecedented joint military exercise launched last week by China and Russia seems bound to set off alarms. But the broader problem faced by the United States in Asia - of its influence declining in step with China's growing economic, military and diplomatic strength - requires not knee-jerk reactions but a comprehensive strategy to date lacking in Washington. The war games, which began Thursday in the Yellow Sea off northeast China's Shandong Province, do echo the era of triangular strategy when the United States opened relations with China based partly on shared animosity to the Soviet empire.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | September 21, 1990
BEIJING -- The Olympic Council of Asia voted yesterday to bar Iraq's national team from participating in the Asian Games, thereby heading off a threatened boycott by a half-dozen Persian Gulf states of the 16-day international meet that begins here tomorrow."
SPORTS
By New York Times News Service | December 13, 1994
ATLANTA -- Monaco's Prince Albert, the only athlete on the 101-member International Olympic Committee, called yesterday for a lifetime ban for athletes who test positive for banned substances.The prince, a bobsledder who competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Winter Games and who is vice chairman of the IOC's athletes commission, also admonished the IOC over its efforts at doping control, saying, "We don't need so many parties; we should have more drug tests."His remarks came on the same day that FINA, swimming's world governing body, announced the two-year suspensions of five more swimmers who tested positive for dehydrotestosterone, a performance-enhancing steroid, at the Asian Games this past October in Hiroshima, Japan.
TRAVEL
May 25, 2012
The Tropicana's strongest asset could be its familiarity and price-point efficiency: You'll find recognizable restaurants (Hooters, P.F. Chang's) and practical shops (Brooks Brothers, A Time for Wine) in The Quarter. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: There are 170 table games including craps, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and more. Asian games, including Pai Gow poker and Pai Gow tiles, take place in Jade Palace. Tropicana offers more than 2,600 slot machines.
SPORTS
By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | October 3, 1990
BEIJING -- The 11th Asian Games that opened here 11 days ago boast a 97-pound Chinese girl who can lift barbells more than twice her weight, a 7-foot-7 North Korean basketball player who has a full-time guide to prevent him from hitting his head on ceiling fixtures, a legless archer from Hong Kong and six Iranian women who compete in shooting while covered from head to toe in their traditional black robes.But, from a Western perspective, surely the games' most unusual offerings have been the competition in the sports of kabbadi and sepak takraw, both relatively simple, small-group sports of agility and speed that have been played for centuries in rural villages in parts of Asia.
NEWS
August 8, 1996
IF 11,000 ATHLETES from 197 countries and would-be countries came to the Atlanta Olympics, more will go to Sydney in 2000. If few foreign tourists attended the 1956 Games because Melbourne was so remote, 44 years later Australia's No. 1 city will be far easier for multitudes to reach.Especially from Asia. The growing prosperity of the Pacific rim will produce Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Taiwanese and Singaporean sports fans beyond past imagining. Australia is repositioning itself in the world, thinking more Asian, contemplating an end to the monarchy and the British link.
SPORTS
September 24, 1990
IOC to wait and see about Iraq, chief saysThe International Olympic Committee has no immediate plans to deal with Iraq over its invasion of Kuwait, IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch said yesterday at the Asian Games in Beijing. The IOC is hoping that events in the Middle East will be calm by the time the next Olympics are held in 1992, Samaranch said at a news conference.Thursday, the Olympic Council of Asia suspended Iraq and barred it from participating in the Asian Games, which began Saturday.
NEWS
August 8, 1996
IF 11,000 ATHLETES from 197 countries and would-be countries came to the Atlanta Olympics, more will go to Sydney in 2000. If few foreign tourists attended the 1956 Games because Melbourne was so remote, 44 years later Australia's No. 1 city will be far easier for multitudes to reach.Especially from Asia. The growing prosperity of the Pacific rim will produce Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Taiwanese and Singaporean sports fans beyond past imagining. Australia is repositioning itself in the world, thinking more Asian, contemplating an end to the monarchy and the British link.
SPORTS
By New York Times News Service | December 13, 1994
ATLANTA -- Monaco's Prince Albert, the only athlete on the 101-member International Olympic Committee, called yesterday for a lifetime ban for athletes who test positive for banned substances.The prince, a bobsledder who competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Winter Games and who is vice chairman of the IOC's athletes commission, also admonished the IOC over its efforts at doping control, saying, "We don't need so many parties; we should have more drug tests."His remarks came on the same day that FINA, swimming's world governing body, announced the two-year suspensions of five more swimmers who tested positive for dehydrotestosterone, a performance-enhancing steroid, at the Asian Games this past October in Hiroshima, Japan.
NEWS
By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,Tokyo Bureau of The Sun | September 13, 1994
TOKYO -- The starting gun for the much-ballyhooed Asian Games, a continental Olympics, is still almost a month away but, much to the dismay of the Japanese hosts, the first titanic clash has already begun.As is often the case in international athletic contests, the dispute has nothing to do with sports and everything to do with national pride and symbolism."It's really a headache," said Kishichiro Amae, Deputy Press Secretary for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.At issue is whether Lee Teng-hui, a sports fan, will attend.
SPORTS
By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | October 3, 1990
BEIJING -- The 11th Asian Games that opened here 11 days ago boast a 97-pound Chinese girl who can lift barbells more than twice her weight, a 7-foot-7 North Korean basketball player who has a full-time guide to prevent him from hitting his head on ceiling fixtures, a legless archer from Hong Kong and six Iranian women who compete in shooting while covered from head to toe in their traditional black robes.But, from a Western perspective, surely the games' most unusual offerings have been the competition in the sports of kabbadi and sepak takraw, both relatively simple, small-group sports of agility and speed that have been played for centuries in rural villages in parts of Asia.
SPORTS
September 24, 1990
IOC to wait and see about Iraq, chief saysThe International Olympic Committee has no immediate plans to deal with Iraq over its invasion of Kuwait, IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch said yesterday at the Asian Games in Beijing. The IOC is hoping that events in the Middle East will be calm by the time the next Olympics are held in 1992, Samaranch said at a news conference.Thursday, the Olympic Council of Asia suspended Iraq and barred it from participating in the Asian Games, which began Saturday.
NEWS
By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | September 21, 1990
BEIJING -- The Olympic Council of Asia voted yesterday to bar Iraq's national team from participating in the Asian Games, thereby heading off a threatened boycott by a half-dozen Persian Gulf states of the 16-day international meet that begins here tomorrow."
NEWS
August 22, 2005
FOR AMERICANS whose thinking was honed by decades of Cold War, the unprecedented joint military exercise launched last week by China and Russia seems bound to set off alarms. But the broader problem faced by the United States in Asia - of its influence declining in step with China's growing economic, military and diplomatic strength - requires not knee-jerk reactions but a comprehensive strategy to date lacking in Washington. The war games, which began Thursday in the Yellow Sea off northeast China's Shandong Province, do echo the era of triangular strategy when the United States opened relations with China based partly on shared animosity to the Soviet empire.
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By Ann McArthur | February 24, 2005
Tasty tours Spend the dwindling days of National Snack Food Month in York County, Pa., the self-proclaimed snack food capital of the world. The area's snack food factories are marking the month by inviting visitors into their kitchens. Snackers can take a free tour and sample sweet and salty goodies at Martin Chips, Snyder's of Hanover, Utz Snacks, Wolfgang Candy Company, Herr's Snack Food Factory and Hershey's Chocolate World. To plan a 45-minute tour at Martin Chips, call 800-272- 4477.
NEWS
By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | September 19, 1990
BEIJING -- With more than two-thirds of its members dead, missing or still fighting Iraqi troops in their homeland, the Kuwait national Olympic team has managed to bring 65 athletes to China for Saturday's opening of the Asian Games and intends to compete even if Iraq is allowed to participate.In an interview yesterday, the president of Kuwait's National Olympic Committee, Sheik Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, said his country would not boycott the games as some other gulf states have threatened if Iraq is not banned.
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