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TOKYO (Reuters) - Hydrogen will be used for the first time to power the Olympic torch during its journey through Japan, organisers said on Monday, as part of Tokyo 2020's efforts to hold an environmentally friendly Games.
CALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said.
PETALING JAYA: Independent doubles shuttler Tan Wee Kiong is heartbroken following the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)’s decision to leave him and his partner Goh V Shem out of the Asia Team Championships.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have pulled out of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Hangzhou, which begins on Feb 12, due to outbreak of coronavirus in China.
THE Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) will draft a special programme with the aim of ensuring more athletes qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on merit.
BEIJING/SYDNEY: China has withdrawn as host of a four-nation women's Olympic qualifying tournament next month because of concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, Asian soccer officials said on Sunday (Jan 26).
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australia claimed Asia's third and final qualifying berth for the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday when a fine solo effort from Perth Glory's Nick D'Agostino earned Graham Arnold's side a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan at the Asian Under 23 Championship.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus.
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government announced on Friday that the Paralympic Games have been added to the 'crown jewels' list of sports events that must be screened live on free-to-air television.
(Reuters) - In the 1960s and 70s when ten-pin bowling was in its heyday the sport's best players earned as much or more than top baseball and football players and Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) kingpin Colie Edison believes it can be that way again.