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Five Olympic Boxing greats

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing is fighting for its Olympic future amid serious concerns over the governing body AIBA, threatening the participation of the sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The so-called “Sport of Kings” has a proud Olympic history and can chart its involvement back to the Ancient Games …

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Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing was fighting for its Olympic future Friday as top officials decide whether to punish the sport’s governing body, which is on the ropes over finances, judging and its controversial leader. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made clear that boxing’s future at the Tokyo …

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South Sudan snatch dramatic Olympic qualifying win

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The east African nations were deadlocked at 1-1 on aggregate entering stoppage time in Juba and a penalty shootout was looming in the first round second leg. Makueth Nguet then became the hero of the youngest African nation when he scored to take his …

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Kenya, Ethiopia scoring sprees in Olympics football

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Kenya and Ethiopia went on scoring sprees Wednesday as the African football qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan kicked off. The Kenyans were two goals ahead of Mauritius within 13 minutes in Nairobi and finished 5-0 winners of a one-sided first …

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Uganda first oil 2020 ambitions thwarted- Muloni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay by international Oil Companies to make a final Investment Decision (FID) has thwarted government’s ambitions for first oil by 2020. Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Irene Muloni admits it may not be possible for to have oil out of the ground by end …

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Japan condom makers hope for 2020 Olympic lift

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japanese condom makers are ramping up preparations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, seeing a golden opportunity to showcase their world-record ultra-thin products. For years, hundreds of thousands of condoms have been distributed for free to competitors at Olympic Games in a bid to encourage …

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Trump names campaign manager for 2020 reelection bid

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has only just completed his first year in the White House, but he is already looking ahead to a 2020 reelection campaign, tapping Brad Parscale to get the ball rolling. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump’s campaign announced the 42-year-old digital expert …

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Farah won’t rule out Olympic marathon bid

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal. Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. Congratulations Sir …

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