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Over 800 Japanese Child Athletes Faced Physical and Sexual Abuse, Report Reveals

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More than 800 former child athletes in Japan suffered physical and sexual abuse while training for their sports, according to a recent report from Human Rights Watch.

The watchdog documented stories from athletes across 50 sports and 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures. More than 750 participated in an online survey, while over 50 shared their experiences in face-to-face interviews.

Japanese Marathon Translator Under Fire for Calling African Athletes ‘Cute Chimpanzees’

A volunteer translator at the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in Oita Prefecture, Japan caused outrage after describing her experience with African athletes and calling them “cute chimpanzees.”

The unnamed woman, believed to be in her 50s and who has worked with athletes from Africa including Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa, made the comment in her now-deleted blog, according to NHK News Web via SoraNews24.

Counting Down the Top 10 Greatest Asian Athletes Of All Time

The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.

Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.

9 Ridiculously Strong Asians Who Will Blow Your Mind

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Instagram is full to the brim with pics of shirtless dudes and girls in yoga pants these days. Fitness is in, more so than ever before — but what about strength? Looking great is one thing, but being able to move some heavy ass weight is whole ‘nother story.

In celebration of the spectacular capacity of the human body, here’s a list of nine ridiculously strong Asian lifters, both male and female, from across the domains of strength sports — powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and Crossfit.

Teen Sprinter Hima Das Gives India Historic Gold Medal at World U20 Championships

Hima Das is an 18-year-old athlete from India who made history for being the country’s first gold medallist at a global track event.

The young sprinter, who hails from the state of Assam, claimed her historic win in Finland via the 400-meter final at Tampere’s World U20 Championships on Thursday. She captured the gold medal by clocking 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium.

NBC Ignored Vincent Zhou’s Historic Quad Lutz to Show Skiiing Instead and People are Pissed

However, instead of catching Vincent Zhou’s record-setting performance, viewers were shown skiing, which incensed many netizens.

What all of them missed live: Zhou, who has been described as the future of men’s figure skating in the United States, making history as the first person to land a Quad Lutz at the Olympics.