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TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing hard for Tokyo's selection at an IOC meeting in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a "safe pair of hands."
KUALA LUMPUR: High jumper Lee Hup Wei had to clear 2.33m or finish in the top 32 in the world by the end of June to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
SUBANG: Come rain, shine or strong winds, you can always depend on national rifle shooter Mohd Lutfi Othman (pic). The Negri Sembilan shooter bagged two golds under unpredictable weather conditions on the first day of the President Ally T. H. Ong Trophy meet.
LONDON (Reuters) - South African Olympic swimming gold medallist Roland Schoeman has been banned for a year after testing positive for a banned substance last May, governing body FINA said on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are not at all happy with the way the Badminton World Federation (BWF) are making decisions without engaging member affiliates, with the latest being a move to switch shuttles.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A lack of security has prompted a Brazilian judge to order the closure of the Olympic Park used to host several events at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Russia's four-year ban for doping must come as soon as possible and leave no room for interpretation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic and world champions Adam Peaty of Britain and Hungarian Katinka Hosszu have been voted the best swimmers in Europe by national federations and officials of European governing body LEN.
PETALING JAYA: For a top-class athlete, it takes a herculean effort to return to the same form after a long period of inactivity due to injuries.
(Reuters) - Russia should not try to delay the start of its four-year ban from major sporting events for doping as it will only miss out on future events instead, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent Compliance Review Committee said on Friday.