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Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024: organisers

Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024: organisers

Breakdancing is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, the head of the local organising committee said Thursday.

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

The 2020 Olympics can ‘usher in a new Tokyo’ and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

President Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved Indonesia has the ability to host the Olympics.

Tokyo Games venues hit by construction delays

Tokyo Games venues hit by construction delays

The Olympics Aquatics Centre as well as the Sea Forest Waterway were two months behind schedule, according to organisers.

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Officials said last week that the heatwave in Japan had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July.

Kim says N Korea to take part in 2020, 2022 Olympics: IOC chief

Kim says N Korea to take part in 2020, 2022 Olympics: IOC chief

Kim Jong Un is committed to sending North Korean teams to the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday after a rare meeting with the leader of the nuclear-armed regime in Pyongyang.

Dutch snowboarder wins Paralympic gold after cancer surgery

Dutch snowboarder wins Paralympic gold after cancer surgery

Dutch snowboarder Bibian Mentel-Spee won gold at the Winter Paralympics on Monday in a stunning victory after having cancer surgery twice in recent months.

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Tokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and ‘special powers’ ...

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

IOC debates Russia's Olympic fate as clock ticks

Russia's fate hung in the balance as the International Olympic Committee met Saturday to decide whether to lift its ban for mass doping before the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony.

Curling-Russian pair claims first mixed doubles curling medal

Curling-Russian pair claims first mixed doubles curling medal

The husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed the first Olympic medal in curling's mixed doubles when they won bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia on Tuesday.

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Olympic officials on Sunday said a cyberattack was responsible for an internet and wifi shutdown during the Pyeongchang Winter Games opening ceremony, but refused to say who was responsible.

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia said on Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport was under pressure from Olympic officials when it rejected a last-minute bid from 47 Russian athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.