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Former Tokyo Olympics official arrested over bid rigging

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | Japanese prosecutors arrested a former operations executive of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee and three others on Wednesday over bid-rigging accusations, local media reported. Tokyo prosecutors arrested the former senior official, Yasuo Mori, on suspicion of being a key player in the anti-monopoly law …

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Emong gives Uganda first ever Paralympic Games medal

Athlete David Emong gave Uganda her first ever Paralympics medal, winning silver in Friday’s 1500m – T46 final in Rio. (see video bottom) Emong, 26, who was Uganda’s only athlete at the competition, clocked 4:00.62 to come second behind Samir Nouioua of Algeria who won in  3:59.46. Australia’s Michael Roeger was third …

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