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'Old sports' must adapt, says surf chief ahead of Olympics debut

MIYAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) - As "cool" sports such as surfing, skateboarding and climbing prepare to make their Olympic debut in Tokyo, the president of surfing's governing body has told Reuters that more traditional sports must adapt or face being dropped from the Games.

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Iran's female fans find soccer buzz in cafes and malls

DUBAI (Reuters) - On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans.

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Inaugural World Urban Games looking for street cred in Budapest

LONDON (Reuters) - An abandoned market hall, with concrete walls daubed in graffiti, provides a perfect backdrop for the inaugural World Urban Games starting in Budapest on Friday.

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Skateboarders stoked to send sport to greater heights at Games

TOKYO (Reuters) - In exactly a year from Friday, skateboarding will make its Olympic bow at the Tokyo 2020 Games with top skaters hoping the global exposure will help take the sport to the next level of popularity.