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The Datuk Misbun Sidek Badminton Hall will be built in Bandar Baru Setia Awan Perdana, Manjung, Perak, to help produce future shuttlers.
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.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is bringing his electric scooters to Japan, hopeful that his celebrity status will help persuade regulators that the environmental benefits are important enough to relax some of the curbs on their use.
GARDENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Alex Morgan, co-captain of U.S. women's national team, said she plans to play at the Tokyo Olympics even though the Games will take place just three months after she is due to give birth to her first child in April.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Authorities handed out free face masks to New Delhi residents on Thursday as filthy air polluted by rural crop fires and urban traffic and factories reached dangerous new levels in the Indian capital.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - You can lead a horse to water but can you make 95 of them board a ferry from Lower Manhattan to an island in the middle of the New York Harbor?
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.
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.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopes that Tokyo 2020’s "urban festival", which will offer fans the chance to try out Olympic sports, will help the governing body remain relevant and increase long-term youth engagement with the Games.