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World 08 Dec 2020 | 3:17 AM

Breaking and skateboarding among four sports officially added to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

PARIS, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided the event programme and the athlete quotas for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games on Monday as breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing were confirmed as additional sports proposed by the Paris 2024 organizing committee.

Gymnastics 26 Oct 2020 | 1:44 PM

FIG president hopes Tokyo meet opens door for postponed Games

TOKYO (Reuters) - Morinari Watanabe is no stranger to pressure but the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) president says he has never felt such responsibility ahead of a four-nation meet in November that could "open the door" to the Tokyo Olympics.

World 04 Oct 2020 | 12:08 AM

China's Zhang Shuai overcomes local teenager to reach French Open 16

PARIS, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhang Shuai ended the inspirational run of French teenager Clara Burel 7-6(2), 7-5 on Saturday to secure her career debut in the French Open round of 16.

World 23 Aug 2020 | 12:00 AM

Youth Olympic champion Chen takes surprising victory in China's street high jump contest

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion Chen Long upset Asian Games winner Wang Yu to win the 2020 Chinese Athletics Street Tour (CAST) high jump competition here on Saturday.