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Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.

A History of China's 'Humiliation' and 'Hurt Feelings' at the Olympics

A Chinese supporter shouts at anti-Chinese protestors during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Reactions to controversies involving China at the Olympics highlight a powerful and enduring aspect of the country's national psychology. 

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Julie Chu. (Ralph Lauren Magazine)
Lifestyle

“We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu chats with Asia Blog about being the first Asian American on the U.S. women’s hockey team.

Photos: 8 Asian Athletes to Keep an Eye on at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Shiva Keshavan prepares to take the start of the men's luge singles run 3 on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Oliver Lang/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

From Thailand to Pakistan, 21 countries are sending athletes to compete in sports traditionally dominated by North America and Europe. Here are some of the most noteworthy.

Video: Beijing Water Cube Translates Entire Spectrum of Emotions Into Colored Light

Beijing's Water Cube lights up with the
Multimedia

Feeling blue? Or red? Or green? The Beijing Water Cube can tell! Using micro-blogging site Weibo, a custom installation analyzes the mood of the day and generates an appropriate color scheme for a light display on the Water Cube.

Photos: From Linsanity to Galloping Gangnam, a Look Back at Asia in 2012

Then-New York Knick Jeremy Lin (#17) in action at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.

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)
Multimedia

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)
Multimedia

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.

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Stumbles Again at Olympics; Twitter, Weibo React

Liu Xiang of China sits on the track after getting injured in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lifestyle At the 110-meter men's hurdles heats at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, Chinese favorite Liu Xiang — a one-time Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder — stumbled yet again, failing to get over even the first hurdle.