Video: Japanese Soccer Players Ignore Nearby Volcanic Eruption

A soccer game in Japan continued uninterrupted last week while an active volcano visibly erupted nearby, Chile’s CHVNoticias website reported on Wednesday, noting that all athletes, officials, and spectators of the event participated in the game as if nothing was amiss despite plumes of volcanic smoke gathering in the sky above the open-air soccer stadium.

southwestern Japan’s Kyushu island at the foot of Sakurajima, an active volcano

Lockdowns Expand in Greater Beijing 9 Days Before Olympics

Chinese Communist Party officials locked down much of the city of Sanhe, which borders Beijing, on Wednesday — just nine days before Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics — after detecting a new Chinese coronavirus infection in a Sanhe resident who commutes to Beijing daily, the Global Times reported.

Workers deliver a cart loaded with equipment to a commercial plaza at the Winter Olympic Village in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Organizers on Friday gave the media a look at parts of the athletes' Olympic Village for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which will be held beginning in …

Beijing Tells Locals to Not Help Genocide Olympics Vehicles if They Crash to Contain Coronavirus

Beijing’s Traffic Management Bureau warned locals on Sunday to “maintain a safe distance” from potential traffic accidents involving 2022 Winter Olympic vehicles during the upcoming event, as interactions between participants of the Beijing-hosted Games and any outside persons is strictly prohibited by the Chinese Communist Party to prevent transmission of the Chinese coronavirus.

A worker labors to assemble the Olympic Rings onto of a tower on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in a month's time, making it the world's first dual Olympic city having hosted both the Summer and Winter games. (AP Photo/Ng …

China on Australia Joining Biden’s Olympics Non-Boycott: ‘No One Cares’

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday dismissed reports that Australia plans to stage a “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in February as “political posturing” by revealing “China hasn’t invited any Australian government official” to attend the Games and adding “no one would care whether they come or not.”

A man walks past the Olympic rings on the exterior of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, which will be a venue for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Making an Olympic team is hard enough. This winter, those who earn their …

Donald Trump Receives Honorary Taekwondo Black Belt

A delegation of South Korea’s world taekwondo headquarters, known as Kukkiwon, presented former U.S. President Donald Trump with an honorary “ninth Dan Black belt” on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, a Trump resort in Palm Beach, Florida, South Korea’s Dong-a Ilbo newspaper reported Monday.

ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 17: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks during a Missile Defense Review announcement on January 17, 2019 at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia. Trump pushed for a more aggressive missle defense system to counter threats from North Korea, Russia and China. (Photo by Martin …