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Other Sport 21 Feb 2019 | 9:47 PM

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 18 Feb 2019 | 2:19 PM

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 02 Dec 2018 | 12:03 AM

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.

Other Sport 05 Oct 2018 | 9:09 PM

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.

Basketball 26 Sep 2018 | 6:31 PM

FIBA believes less is more as 3x3 continues to grow

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Three-a-side basketball is helping the sport reach out to a new audience and will be a major attraction on its Olympic debut in Tokyo, an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) executive has told Reuters.

Community Sports 25 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Taking trail running to a higher level

THE Deuter Trail Run series was first flagged off in Putrajaya Challenge Park in 2013 as a fun run to promote trail running to urban folk in the Klang Valley.

Golf 21 Sep 2018 | 10:39 PM

French golf turns to Ryder Cup to shake off elitist tag

PARIS (Reuters) - If there is a single moment identified with French golf it is perhaps that of a hapless Jean Van de Velde standing knee-deep in the water at Carnoustie in 1999, squandering a three-shot lead on the 18th hole and with it the British Open.

Athletics 29 Aug 2018 | 6:54 AM

Chaotic mixed relay gets thumbs-up at Asian Games

JAKARTA: Athletes declared the Asian Games’ first-ever mixed 4x400m relay a fun -- if chaotic -- success on Tuesday, ahead of its planned introduction at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Football 04 Aug 2018 | 6:26 AM

Iraq national team arrives in West Bank for Palestine friendly

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Iraq's national team arrived in the West Bank on Friday for a friendly international match against the Palestine national team at the Faisal Husseini Stadium in Ram on the outskirts of Ramallah and abutting East Jerusalem.

Basketball 03 Aug 2018 | 7:55 PM

In Paris, historic ties and designer takes on basketball

PARIS (Reuters) - France may have won the World Cup and be a football-obsessed nation, but it's the U.S. game of basketball that has some surprisingly old roots and expanding niches in Paris.