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Photo of the Day: Getting the Blood Pumping in Cambodia

A group of boys challenge each other in a game of volleyball in Cambodia on June 6, 2013. (Dan Peiron/Flickr)
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A group of boys challenge each other in a game of volleyball in Cambodia on June 6, 2013. (Dan Peiron/Flickr)

Photos: From Ping Pong to Judo, World Leaders Practice Sports Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads an Afghan-made soccer ball toward the unseen captain of the Afghanistan's women's national soccer team in Kabul on March 26, 2013. (Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.

Interview: Pakistani Squash Star Maria Toorpakai Wins Victories On- and Off-Court

Maria Toorpakai, currently ranked #49 among the world's women squash players. (mariatoorpakai.com)
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The outspoken young athlete, a force for women's right to play sports, tells Asia Society, "Squash is a medium for me to make a positive change in the world."

Interview: Michael Chang on Teenage Stardom, Jeremy Lin and Tennis in China

Michael Chang returns a shot to Pete Sampras while playing an exhibition match at Stanford University on July 11, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Chang, who in 1989 became the youngest male player ever to win a Grand Slam tennis event, also talks about his most memorable match and the state of American tennis.

Interview: Dat Nguyen on Growing Up Vietnamese in Texas and Making NFL History

Former NFL player Dat Nguyen. (Delton Childs)
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The first Vietnamese player in National Football League history is now a sports talk radio personality in San Antonio.

Video: Is David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo a Statement of Confucian Philosophy?

British football player David Beckham shows his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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David Beckham hasn't had good luck with foreign-language tattoos in the past, but this one isn't bad, says an Asia Society language expert.

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary
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Three continents. Three teams. One goal — to build human towers. Filmmakers Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs of each.

Multimedia: NGO Brings 'Kick Volleyball,' Other Sporting Dreams to Delhi's Streets

A sepak takraw match at the first-anniversary celebrations for the Uflex 'Khelo Dilli' campaign, organized by Stairs, in New Delhi on April 29, 2012. (stairs.org.in)
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A new grassroots initiative is making Malaysia's sepak takraw, along with volleyball and other games, accessible to underprivileged young people in India.

Slideshow: 15 Unforgettable Images of Asian Olympians at London 2012

Qiushuang Huang of China competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around on August 2, 2012. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Already feeling post-Olympics blues? No more finish times to discuss? Fear not! Here's a look back at some of the iconic, gravity-defying and emotional Asian images from the London Olympics.

Multimedia: 6 Asia-Related Controversies From the London Olympics

Referee urges Indonesian and South Korean athletes to play fairly in women's doubles badminton match on July 31, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
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It's not just the 300 events in 26 sports over 16 days that made the Olympics exciting. It's also the scandals, specifically the Asian ones that kept viewers hooked on Olympics news.