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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Team GB qualify for women’s football tournament – BBC Sport
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Team GB qualify for women’s football tournament – BBC Sport

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Great Britain 1-0 BrazilGreat Britain will have a women’s football team at the 2020 Olympics after England finished in the top three European teams at the World Cup.The four home nations agreed in October to allow a GB women’s team to try to reach Tokyo, but…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket lottery opens in Japan – Stuff.co.nz
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket lottery opens in Japan – Stuff.co.nz

Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. People overseas will have to wait until June 15 when tickets are put on sale by special distributors in each country – known as Authorised Ticket Resellers. Buying for Japan residents is straightforward. Applications are accepted…

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Olympics: Bach says ‘impressed’ with Queensland 2032 bid plans – CNA
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Olympics: Bach says ‘impressed’ with Queensland 2032 bid plans – CNA

MELBOURNE: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has praised Southeast Queensland’s early planning for a potential bid for the 2032 Summer Games after meeting with the mayor of Brisbane on Monday.Queensland state capital Brisbane and nearby cities commissioned a feasibility study into hosting the Games but have yet to secure state and federal government support…

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Olympics: Alternative organisation for Tokyo boxing ‘not rocket science’ – Bach – euronews
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Olympics: Alternative organisation for Tokyo boxing ‘not rocket science’ – Bach – euronews

By Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Olympic chief Thomas Bach believes an alternative organisation could run the boxing competition at next year’s Tokyo Olympics if recognition is withdrawn from the sport’s amateur governing body AIBA.The participation of boxers at next year’s Summer Games was cast into doubt last November after the IOC launched an inquiry into…

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Olympics: Alternative organization for Tokyo boxing ‘not rocket science’ – Bach – Reuters
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Olympics: Alternative organization for Tokyo boxing ‘not rocket science’ – Bach – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Olympic chief Thomas Bach believes an alternative organization could run the boxing competition at next year’s Tokyo Olympics if recognition is withdrawn from the sport’s amateur governing body AIBA. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27,…

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Special Olympics puts on Unified Track and Field competition – 9NEWS

40K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don’t like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Apr 24, 2019Denver Public Schools worked with Special Olympics Colorado…

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Special Olympics gold medalists arrive home with ‘more confidence’ in their sport – ITV News
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Special Olympics gold medalists arrive home with ‘more confidence’ in their sport – ITV News

ITV Report 27 March 2019 at 6:11pm Sara-Louise Rea and Megan McElherron both brought home gold medals from the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Credit: UTV In this year’s Special Olympics, Team Ireland have collected an incredible 91 medals. After two weeks of tough competition in Abu Dhabi, the team arrived home to…

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Paris Olympics to include breakdancing and allow public to run marathon course – The Local France
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Paris Olympics to include breakdancing and allow public to run marathon course – The Local France

Breakdancing is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, the head of the local organising committee said Thursday, whilst members of the public will be able to race the marathon course for the first time. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, which have already been added to the programme for the 2020…

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Asoju Oba Cup was our Olympics — Oshodi
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Asoju Oba Cup was our Olympics — Oshodi

Having churned out some of the country’s finest stars in the last 50 years, the annual Asoju Oba Cup has become the bedrock of modern table tennis in Nigeria, former Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Wahid Oshodi, has stated. “The Asoju Oba Cup is the bedrock and foundation of modern day table tennis in Nigeria.…

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Great Olympics chief unsurprised by Kwesi Nyantakyi’s life-time ban

Sports News of Wednesday, 31 October 2018 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com 2018-10-31 Nyantakyi is facing a life-time ban from FIFA Fly to Accra from $1318. Book now to get the best price. General manager of Accra Great Olympics, Oloboi Commodore has stated he was not moved by the life-time ban FIFA handed to former GFA president, Kwesi…

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Youth Olympics Enahoro hails Chukwuma
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Youth Olympics Enahoro hails Chukwuma

The chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Athletics Association, Mike Enahoro, has declared in clear terms that there are so many Rosemary Chukwuma ready to be unearthed in the country. It has been a rise from grass to grace for Chukwuma who on Monday won the country’s first medal at the ongoing Youth Olympics in…

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1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50
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1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50

1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50 Published on: Saturday, October 13, 2018 MEXICO CITY: It was 1968, revolt and upheaval were sweeping the world, and the Olympic Games could hardly avoid being swept up, too. Friday marks 50 years since the 1968 Olympics opened in Mexico City, bringing the worlds of sport and…

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1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50
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1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50

MEXICO CITY (AFP) –  It was 1968, revolt and upheaval were sweeping the world, and the Olympic Games could hardly avoid being swept up, too.Friday marks 50 years since the 1968 Olympics opened in Mexico City, bringing the worlds of sport and politics crashing together — and broadcasting the collision live around the world on color…

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Youth Olympics medal a dream come true for Coetzee

JOHANNESBURG – Striking another blow for women’s sport, Duné Coetzee became the first South African female to win a medal in the pool at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Monday evening. Coetzee won the women’s 200m butterfly silver medal at the quadrennial showpiece posting a new personal best time of two minutes,…

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Youth Olympics: Team Nigeria departs for Argentina

A total of 17 athletes and 18 officials on Tuesday departed Abuja for Argentina ahead of the 2018 Youth Olympics slated for October 6 to October 18, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.A total of 17 athletes and 18 officials on Tuesday departed Abuja for Argentina ahead of the 2018 Youth Olympics slated for October…

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