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Delays to Paris metro expansion threaten smooth 2024 Olympics - senators

PARIS (Reuters) - France's ability to deliver a smooth-running 2024 Olympic Games could be hurt by expected delays to a massive expansion of the Paris metro network which already faces multi-billion euro cost overruns, French senators warned on Wednesday.

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Obstacles galore for ’warriors’

THE Great Eastern Viper Arena obstacle course held at the Shah Alam Stadium was the perfect opportunity for local and foreign urban warriors to test their strength and endurance.

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Games will not solve our problems, lament Paris suburb residents

SAINT-DENIS, France (Reuters) - As French officials uncorked the champagne to celebrate securing the 2024 Olympics, in Saint-Denis, the underprivileged district just north of Paris where much of the Games will be hosted, not everyone was preparing to party.


Lexus quartet off to Phuket

FOR the past decade, Lexus Malaysia has been connecting with its customers through golf by hosting exclusive events. Since 2012 the best players from this friendly tournament have been invited to participate in a regional event organised by Lexus Asia Pacific.


IOC approves mixed athletics, swimming relays for 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Mixed relays in athletics and swimming and three-a-side basketball were among new events approved on Friday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Toyota-supported flying car hopes to light the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - Engineers, supported by Toyota Motor Corp, demonstrated their flying car on Saturday, which they hope will be able to light up the Olympic flame for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

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2024 bid cities upbeat on costs as Tokyo struggles

TOKYO (Reuters) - Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris have expressed confidence in their ability to control costs as they prepare for the final phase of bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, unworried by steep overruns at next host Tokyo.

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China's 'Real Madrid' set sights on global domination

BEIJING: Six league titles in a row and two Asian trophies along the way could be just the start for China’s Guangzhou Evergrande, who have drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Manchester United and are eyeing global recognition.

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Rio's informal foods a key part of the 'Carioca' life

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - If the most popular foods of Rio de Janeiro have one thing in common, it is their informality.

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Dude! Rio riders celebrate as surfing to be Tokyo 2020 sport

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - There could hardly have been a better backdrop for adding surfing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics than Rio De Janeiro's legendary sandy beaches.