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IOC eyes Olympic villages for cost reductions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is looking at various areas to cut costs for hosting the Games including the "level of service" in Olympic villages, IOC Vice President John Coates told Tokyo 2020 organisers on Tuesday.


Motor racing - Keeping Bottas looks a 'no-brainer', says Wolff

LONDON (Reuters) - Keeping Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes next season looks an obvious decision but the Formula One champions need to consider their long term options, team boss Toto Wolff said after the Finn shone in Sunday's British Grand Prix.

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Rallying - Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in Poland

WARSAW (Reuters) - Belgian Thierry Neuville won the Rally of Poland in a Hyundai one-two on Sunday to slash Sebastien Ogier's overall lead in the world championship to 11 points with five rounds remaining.


Defending champion Johnson off-target at U.S. Open

ERIN, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Big-hitting Dustin Johnson was one of the biggest disappointments in Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open as the defending champion and world number one shot three-over 75 to languish 10 shots behind leader Rickie Fowler.


Australia edge Saudi Arabia 3-2, keep World Cup fate in own hands

(Reuters) - Australia's hopes of a fourth successive World Cup appearance remain in their own hands after a nerve-jangling 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in their qualifier in Adelaide on Thursday.

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Bruins retains Putrajaya Powerman title

PUTRAJAYA: World No.3 Thomas Bruins easily retained the men’s elite crown at the Powerman Duathlon Championships.

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Exclusive - Green Paris bid pledges to slash carbon emissions

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Paris 2024 Olympics bid committee is proposing a strong eco-friendly plan that will slash carbon emissions by more than half compared to the last two Games in London and Rio.


Fortunes to be made, lost in China's football 'Wild West'

Hong Kong (AFP) - Heavy Chinese investment is reshaping the landscape of world football but fortunes could be lost as well as made in an environment that remains "a bit Wild West".


Technical head Lowe could follow Rosberg out of Mercedes

LONDON (Reuters) - Technical head Paddy Lowe could be about to follow newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg out of the door at dominant Mercedes.

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IOC chief Bach lauds Rio and tells Tokyo ‘to show the way’

TOKYO: The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) praised the Rio Games for overcoming significant difficulties, while urging 2020 host Tokyo to put its own stamp on the event.