Find here some news about Sport and Entertainment in Taiwan and internationally.
This Week Focus |
You are a sport passionate? You want to learn more about fun facts in Taiwan? Here is the good section for you!
You will find here updates about Sport and Entertainment News happening mainly in Taiwan or in the Asian continent, but also worldwide.
Taiwanese long-distance runner Chang Chia-che (張嘉哲) won the men’s category of the Ho Chi Minh City Marathon in Vietnam on Jan. 13.
British crooner Ed Sheeran, who had canceled his previously scheduled concert in Taiwan in 2017 due to a bicycle accident, is going to kick off his Asia tour concert in Taiwan.
The 11th annual North Face 100 trail running event will take place in New Taipei City on April 20-21, with races ranging from 10 to 100 kilometers on offer.
Taiwan’s Wang Chen-chu (王貞治) has been elected by fans to the status of the best of the best in Japan’s professional baseball history, according to a Liberty Times report on Tuesday.
Ten creative public donation interactive machines, designed to engage the contributor and the machine in an arm wrestling match, are currently on a convenient store tour around Taiwan, and on Tuesday they arrived at the last stop of their tour—Hualien, according to a Central News Agency (CNA) report.
The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local)
The Taichung Harbor area sports park (台中港區運動公園) is currently holding a soft opening until Dec. 27, during which admission to the park is free, and will be officially open to the public on Dec. 30, according to a new release posted on Taichung Travel Net on Dec. 21.
HBO Asia recently announced a new sci-fi original series that will be shot completely in Taiwan.
After a wave of speculation, Kaohsiung Mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) team on Saturday named Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Hollywood star planning to visit the southern city next March.
After two weeks of fierce competition in the 2018 “Arena of Valor International Championship” (AIC), Taiwan’s J Team, which is sponsored by celebrity Jay Chou (周杰倫), was awarded with the tournament’s championship trophy.
Taiwanese-American pop superstar Wang Leehom (王力宏) will perform a free concert at Da’an Forest Part in Taipei City on Jan. 1, 2019.
Taiwan's Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) and Po Li-wei (柏禮維) advanced to the men's doubles final of the 2018 Korea Masters badminton tournament in Gwangju on Saturday.
Taiwan pop diva A-mei (張惠妹) will help Taipei count down the final seconds of 2018 at this year's Taipei New Year's Eve (NYE) Countdown Party, the city's Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) said in a statement Friday.
Taiwanese directors Mag Hsu (徐譽庭) and Hsu Chih-yen (許智彥) were presented with the best new director award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2018 today, for their acclaimed film “Dear Ex” (誰先愛上他的), reported CNA.
In an interview at the Presidential Office Building today, Tsai Ing-wen said sporting events continue to remain one of the best ways for Taiwan to break through diplomatic difficulties.
Japanese remake of iconic Taiwanese teenage romance movie "You Are the Apple of My Eye" is now in theaters across Taiwan with high anticipation from fans.
Beer lovers in Taiwan should clear their schedules for the upcoming weekend.
With the Boston Red Sox beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 to 1 to win the World Series yesterday (Oct. 28), Red Sox player Lin Tzu-Wei (林子偉) has become the second Taiwanese athlete in history to win a World Series ring.
Taiwan athletes earned one gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the Youth Olympic Games concluded Oct. 18 in Buenos Aires.
“Songbird Supreme” Mariah Carey entertained a crowd of adoring fans last night (Oct. 18) at a concert in New Taipei City.
Critically acclaimed Taiwanese film director Ang Lee was issued an outstanding contributions award today by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA).
Nomad Festival 2018 kicked off in Puli, Nantou yesterday (Oct. 13), hosting all kinds of events including live music, a barista contest, a circus, and a food market.
The East Rift Valley National Scenic Area Administration of Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau will hold the East Bay Cycling Challenge series cycling events on Nov. 10 and 11 to offer participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of Taiwan’s East Coast and East Rift Valley in organized events, according to the Tourism Bureau.
Taiwan’s 53rd Golden Bell Awards were held at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall last night, where TV drama Roseki won five of its nominations, and A Boy named Flora A scooped up the prestigious Best Television Series award.
A team representing Taiwan paraded into the opening ceremony of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games held at the iconic Obelisk on Saturday.
A Pokémon GO Safari Zone is going to be held in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan in early November, announced the Pokémon GO Live website on Sept. 30.
Taiwanese badminton star Chou Tien-chen (周天成) captured the singles title at the Korea Open in Seoul on Sunday to become Taiwan's first Korea Open singles champion in 19 years.
The governing body of baseball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced that Taiwan has climbed the world men’s ranking to reach No. 5, on Sept. 27.
British pop star Dua Lipa prepared for the final concert of the Asian leg of her tour in Taipei Wednesday by eating chocolate dumplings and by climbing Elephant Mountain.
Taiwan’s top tennis player Hsieh Su-wei defeated 17-year-old American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-2 in 58 minutes in the final of the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open on Sept. 16 (Sunday) to capture her third career title and the first in six years.
The five Golden Horse award-winning film "The Great Buddha+" has been selected to be a contender at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
By the end of next month, Taipei City could be declared the “World Capital of Sport” for 2019, officials said Friday.
Midi Zhao (趙德胤), Myanmar-born Taiwanese director of the drama film "The Road to Mandalay," has won the award for Best Director at the 58th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF) in Taipei on Saturday.
Taiwan defeated Qatar 25-22, 25-23, 17-25, 25-16 in men's volleyball Saturday to clinch a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, 20 years after its last win of a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Bangkok.
Taiwan's Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) won gold at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug. 26, taking top honors in the women's karate - 55 kilogram category.
Taiwanese athletes Lin Ying-shin and Lu Shao-chuan bag Taiwan's first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, winning the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
Taiwanese athlete Tsai Tse-min (蔡澤民) bagged Taiwan's first medal at 2018 Asian Games by clinching bronze in the Wushu-Changquan event.
The first-ever "Chillies Titans Cup 2018" cricket tournament was held in Hsinchu City (新竹市) on August 4-5, marking the resurgence of cricket in Taiwan.
With one week left to go before the start of the Asian Games in Indonesia, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) traveled to the national sports training center in Kaohsiung Friday to wish the Taiwanese athletes good luck and express the hope that the world would see Taiwan.
In order to celebrate their 17th anniversary together, Taiwanese girl group S.H.E will reunite for a concert in September with 12,000 free-entrance tickets promptly being given out within a minute on Saturday.
Two Taiwanese teams have achieved their goals in the United States Pony League baseball world series this year, with one winning the champion title of the Palomino 18U tournament in Laredo, Texas and the other triumphing in the final of the Bronco 12U world series in Los Alamitos, California.
Taiwanese Go player Kyo Kagen (許家元) has won the Gosei, one of Japan's seven major titles, after defeating title defender Yuta Iyama 3-0 in a best-of-five match held in Osaka Friday.
With the Asian Games less than a month away, Taiwan's head gymnastics coach Sadao Hamada is hoping for a gold medal in the men's pommel horse and a medal in the men's team event
Victorious France yesterday were set to return to a hero’s welcome after winning the FIFA World Cup for the second time with a roller-coaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home.
Crowds of football fans gathered along Ketagalan Boulevard at the grass field in front of the Presidential Palace to watch the final match of the World Cup Sunday, July 15.
Taiwanese teen sensation Tseng Chun-hsin (曾俊欣) won the boy's singles title at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, his second Grand Slam title in a row.
Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) won her match in the first round of the women's singles at Wimbledon Tuesday.
World No. 1 Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) successfully defended her women's singles title at the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open 2018 Sunday, defeating China's He Bingjiao (何冰嬌) 22-20, 21-11 in the final.
Taiwanese athlete Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚) clocked a new personal best of 10.11 seconds to break the men's 100m national record at the Japan University Games Men's 100m finals.
Taiwan's top badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) received her master's degree with Taipei Mayor's Award and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Non-Academic Fields bestowed Saturday.
Taiwan's National Palace Museum ranked 13th in attendance numbers for museums worldwide, according to the 12th annual Theme Index and Museum Index, making it one of four museums in Asia to make it into the top 20 of the list.
Wanhua District Office will hold two respective events to celebrate Wanhua’s culture through DIY activities for two successive Saturdays (May 26 and June 2), according to the office’s news release on Tuesday.
Superhero movie powerhouse Marvel will send “Ant-Man and the Wasp” stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly for a promotional visit to Taiwan in June, reports said Wednesday.
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) won the women's singles finals at the 2018 Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, China, Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the title in 10 years.
Internationally renowned Taiwanese actor Chang Chen (張震) was announced on Wednesday as a member of the 71st Cannes Film Festival jury, making him the only Asian on the panel this year and only the third Taiwan national to ever receive the honor.
Read more on Focus Taiwan
The 2018 Fulong International Sand Sculpture Arts Festival in New Taipei will kick off on April 21, featuring 76 sculptures by local and foreign artists, the organizers said Wednesday.
Read more on Focus Taiwan
Taiwanese golfer Phoebe Yao (姚宣榆) outplayed Mamiko Higa of Japan in a playoff to win the AXA Ladies Golf tournament in Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan on Sunday, her second career title on the JLPGA tour.
Read more on Focus Taiwan
The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohisung City, which is slated to open in October, on Wednesday showed off a German-made pipe organ in the Concert Hall, reportedly the grandest such instrument in Asia.
Read more on Taiwan News
Taipei's landmark skyscraper Taipei 101 is preparing to host the Towerrunning World Championships in May, a spokesman for the building told CNA.
Taipei 101 has won the right to host the Towerrunning World Association's (TWA) highest level competition on May 5, Taipei 101 spokesman Michael Liu (劉家豪) said recently, and he anticipated it will be an excellent test for the world's top stair runners.
A Taiwan-Japan drama produced for TV markets throughout Asia was recently launched by the Ministry of Culture as part of government efforts to boost cultural interactions and understanding between the two nations.
Taiwanese Lin Chia-wei (林家瑋) emerged Sunday as the winner of the first edition of the European Guitar Concerto Competition in the Netherlands, after three rounds of contest.
Doug Pederson called for a pass to his quarterback on fourth down, went for two-point conversions when the chart said otherwise and stuck with the same aggressive approach in the biggest game of his coaching career. The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions because they were not intimidated and would not back down, just like their coach.
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are set to officially begin on Feb. 9, and Taiwanese athletes are heading to Korea to prepare.
A delegation will march in the opening ceremony under the Chinese Taipei flag, which will be held by luge sled rider Lian De'an (連德安).
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) easily dispatched old foe Saina Nehwal of India at the Indonesia Masters on Sunday to secure her first women's singles badminton title of the young season.
Taiwan is one of top 5 major markets for Google Play, and ranked second in the Asian region for the percentage of time spent playing mobile games per week, according to the Director of Google Play in the Asia Pacific.
Over 300,000 fans crashed the online ticketing system after seats went up for grabs yesterday (Jan. 22) for international pop sensation Céline Dion's first-ever concerts to be held in Taipei in July of this year. In response to demands from fans to add more concerts, promoters said they will try their best to try and schedule additional shows.
The North Korean figure skatinging duo Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik, who will compete in South Korea's PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, arrived in Taiwan on Monday for the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
Artist Taiwanball has created his own version showing nine possible ways to divide Taiwan.