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Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The Tokyo Olympics appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told Germany’s SWR: “Postponing the Olympic Games is not like moving a football game to next …

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Kipchoge headlines Kenyan team for Olympic marathon

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |¬† Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, the first to break the mythic two-hour mark, and Vivian Cheruiyot will lead the Kenyan marathon team for the Tokyo Olympics in August. Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said the country expected a drug-free Olympics and hoped the selected …

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The legend grows: Life and career of Tiger Woods

  Inzai, Japan | AFP | Career timeline of Tiger Woods, who won the Zozo Championship in Japan Monday for a record-equalling 82nd US PGA Tour victory: — August 1996: Turns professional after an outstanding amateur career and is named PGA Rookie of the Year. Wins first US PGA Tour …

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Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered …

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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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Japan coach eyes Colombia ‘revenge’ after World Cup draw

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic promised to avenge his side’s humiliating 4-1 thrashing by Colombia at the 2014 World Cup following Friday’s draw for next summer’s finals in Russia. The firebrand Franco-Bosnian admitted “it could have been worse” after the Blue Samurai were drawn alongside the …

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