24 August 2019

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Most expensive ever?
    By Stephen Wade / The Associated Press TOKYO—Having trouble getting tickets for next year’s Tokyo Olympics? That’s no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to ¥6.35 million—about $60,000. This is good for the opening and closing ceremony, nine days of […]
  • 2.3 million tickets for lottery
    TOKYO—Tokyo’s Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly. The lottery for Paralympic tickets for Japan residents opened on Thursday with 2.3 million available. The lottery closes on September 9. A second lottery will be held early next year. Olympic tickets are experiencing unprecedented demand in Japan and elsewhere. […]
  • Swedish women boycotting hockey tourney over dispute
    STOCKHOLM—Female hockey players in Sweden will go ahead with their boycott of an international tournament in Finland because of their unhappiness about pay and working conditions. Sweden was to play its first game of the Five Nations Tournament on Wednesday against Japan in Vierumaki, but the squad of 43 players will be absent. They refused […]
  • Not a ‘tattooed guy’
    INDIANAPOLIS—Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she’ll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former National Basketball Association (NBA) star on an Indianapolis multifamily residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says she […]
  • Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference finals starts
    After shocking reigning champion Petron in the semifinals, Cignal tries to go all the way to the title when it clashes with F2 Logistics in Game One of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals series on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Action erupts at 6 p.m. with the HD Spikers looking to essay […]

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