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Tokyo governor says Olympics worth the cost, Paralympics key

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Thursday defended the cost of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, saying the Paralympics in particular would build a legacy by creating better accessibility for Japan's rapidly aging society.

Community Sports

Baseball5 seminar proves a big hit

THE Softball Asia Baseball5 coaching seminar held at Botanic Resort Club, Bukit Tinggi and SK Puala Indah in Klang proved a huge success and gave a clear indication that the sport is heading in the right direction.

Community Sports

Racing through cities with technology

THE one of a kind urban exploration District Race presented by AIA Vitality made its official debut in Kuala Lumpur with a bang.

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Olympics - Breakdancing among sports given provisional green light for Paris 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Breakdancing was among four sports given a provisional green light for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, IOC President Thomas Bach said.

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Indonesia to host MotoGP round at Lombok in 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Grand prix motorcycle racing will return to Indonesia for the first time in over 20 years when the island of Lombok plays host to a round of MotoGP in 2021, organisers said on Saturday.

Cycling

Cycling - Copenhagen to host 2021 Tour de France depart

(Reuters) - Copenhagen will host the opening three stages of the 2021 Tour de France making it the most northerly Grand Depart in the race's history, organisers confirmed on Thursday.

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Paris proposes breakdancing among four sports for 2024 Games

PARIS (Reuters) - Breakdancing will become an Olympic sport in 2024 if the International Olympic Committee backs the inclusion of four sports proposed by the Paris Olympics organisers.

Rugby

Olympics - 2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

TOKYO (Reuters) - The 2020 Olympics can "usher in a new Tokyo" and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Athletics

Athletics - IAAF looking at street meets as a possible new circuit

(Reuters) - As athletics turns its attention to 2019, competitions in stadiums and indoor arenas will not be the only talking points.

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Water quality still clouding Olympic swimming venue

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 organisers are determined to stage Olympic swimming events in the city centre Odaiba Marine Park venue despite continuing confusion over the water quality.