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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 golf must be moved because of heat, politician tells IOC

TOKYO (Reuters) - A well-known Japanese politician has called on Olympic chief Thomas Bach to move the Tokyo 2020 golf tournaments to somewhere cooler, saying keeping them in their planned location would be irresponsible because of the heat.


Sung-hyun’s umbrella her secret weapon

SINGAPORE: Holding an umbrella did not only provide world No. 2 Park Sung-hyun of South Korea the cover she needed from the scorching sun – but it also helped her win the HSBC Women’s World Cham­pion­ship.


Perak out to make AFC Champions League debut a memorable one

PETALING JAYA: It’ll be an experience to savour as Perak get set for their debut in the AFC Champions League.


Facing his fears

SEPANG: Even MotoGP riders can get a little scared sometimes.

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Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

TOKYO (Reuters) - A heat wave scorching Japan is raising questions about timing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during July and August, typically the annual peak for temperatures and humidity, and the health risks that might pose for athletes and spectators.


Hamilton fancies Open chances of 50-somethings

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) - Former champion Todd Hamilton believes the unusual conditions prevalent at this week's British Open could prompt a "quirky winner", maybe even the first 50-something to land a major championship victory.


Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro earned himself a chance to set the record straight against Rafael Nadal after sealing a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Tuesday.