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Olympic weightlifter vows to auction gold medal to help Iran earthquake victims

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has reportedly agreed to make a one-of-a-kind donation to help his hometown of Kermanshah, Iran, recover from a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that left hundreds dead and thousand injured this weekend. On Tuesday, according to Iran’s national Olympic committee, the 26-year-old announced on Instagram that he will auction …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Format & Qualification Decided, Olympic Berths Up For Grabs in Aarhaus

The racing format for Annalise Murphy’s bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week’s World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland’s Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from her Volvo Ocean Race campaign next May to win a …

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Is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games road race going to the mountains?

Reports in the Japanese media suggest that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Road Race will be based around Mount Fuji on a course that should suit the climbers. Initial rumours suggested that the road race would be centred around seven laps of a predominately flat 16km course, however the latest reports …

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Olympic triathlon champ Gwen Jorgensen eyes gold in marathon

CLOSE Gus Kenworthy, Michelle Kwan and other Winter Olympians sat down with USA TODAY Sports to discuss what they’re most looking forward to about the upcoming games in South Korea. USA TODAY Sports Gwen Jorgensen celebrates after winning the women’s triathlon during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Fort …

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Sports news roundup: South Korean Olympic organizers downplay concern over North Korea – Akron Beacon Journal

Sports news roundup: South Korean Olympic organizers downplay concern over North KoreaAkron Beacon JournalA top Tokyo Olympic Games organizer pledged Tuesday to keep water clean and safe at marathon swimming and triathlon venues, where bacterial contamination was detected during the summer. Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 organizing committee CEO, said … Article …

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New Sport in The Olympic Games? Pole Dance Event Possibly Headed to 2020

One day, the Olympics might have you rooting for your favorite swimmer, gymnast and pole dancer. The Global Association of International Sports Federations recently welcomed several sports federations into its group with Observer Status. As the organization notes on their website, these sports are not full members of the association. …

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JudoInside – News – Judo important in development Kosovo Olympic Scholarships Tokyo 2020

 Kosovo Olympic Committee    Kosovo Olympic Committee The Kosovo Olympic Committee has signed contracts for Olympic Scholarships ‘Tokyo 2020’ with 19 athletes, who were chosen based on the their potential and chances to get Olympic norm. The event was held in honor of the third anniversary of the provisional recognition …

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AP Interview: Tokyo vows clean water for Olympic triathlon | National Sports

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AP Interview: Tokyo vows clean water for Olympic triathlon

A top Tokyo Olympic organizer has pledged to keep water clean and safe at marathon swimming and triathlon venue where bacterial contamination was detected during the summer, saying water quality has improved and further measures are being tested. Toshiro Muto, Tokyo organizing committee CEO, told the Associated Press on Tuesday …

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Tokyo to become carbon-free for four days during 2020 Olympic Games, Koike says

PARIS – Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has announced a plan to make the Japanese capital free of carbon dioxide emissions during the opening and closing days of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Tokyo will offset emissions during the four days with donated credits acquired through a cap-and-trade program for …

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