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Mexican immigrant dreams of leading first U.S. breakdancing team to Olympic gold

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Antonio Castillo discovered the joyful athleticism of breakdancing as a child in Mexico in the 1980s. Now a new generation of young people comes to his Washington studio to learn the finer points of a dance style that has evolved into a sport, hoping one day to bring home Olympic gold.

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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.