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Bolt ready to race, and really ready to retire

LONDON (Reuters) - Just in the unlikely case that the world of athletics did not know what they will be missing once Usain Bolt walks away in less than two weeks, the Jamaican superstar's final eve-of-race news conference rammed home the message on Tuesday.

Paris Olympics aims to regenerate poor, northeastern suburbs

BOBIGNY, France (Reuters) - The most deprived department in France is expected to be a big winner now Paris is in line to host the 2024 Olympics with thousands of homes and a new swimming centre to be built in Seine-Saint-Denis for the games.

Handbags inspired by 1960s fashion

IF you are a collector of handbags, you will not want to miss Bonia’s latest limited-edition showcases – the Twiggy Junia, Twiggy Maras and Maras Collections.

China money pours into Malaysian infrastructure projects

KUALA LUMPUR: The Straits of Malacca have been a gateway for China for centuries in its quest for power.

Sock Khim confident of getting good results after China stint

VETERAN Ng Sock Khim hopes the successful two-month training stint in China will thrust the national table tennis team to greater heights at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games from Aug 19-30.

Injury brings an end to weightlifter’s dream for gold in KL Games

KUALA LUMPUR: Weightlifter Mohd Hafifi Mansor is out of this month’s Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Yes, Yu can soar to new heights

KUALA LUMPUR: Pole vaulter Chuah Yu Tian (pic) is all set to soar to new heights.

Thiam the one to watch in London worlds heptathlon

(Reuters) - Nafissatou Thiam might have been a surprise gold medallist in the heptathlon at last year's Olympic Games, but a record-breaking performance two months ago suggests Rio was no fluke and she'll be the one to watch in the World Athletics Championship this weekend.

Kenya plots London Worlds conquest without Rudisha

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's athletes were set to fly out to London's World Championships on Tuesday, their hopes for domination battered by the last-minute withdrawal of 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha with a quad injury.

Athletics - Taylor set to deliver 'double blow' to Edwards' legacy

(Reuters) - Christian Taylor will be delighted to secure a record-breaking third world triple jump title in London this month, but the American has even loftier ambitions to cement his name in the history of the event.