Nuclear-hit Fukushima gets nod for 2020 baseball

Pyeongchang (South Korea) (AFP) - Nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima won formal approval to host baseball during the Tokyo Olympics on Friday -- and may have the honour of putting on the opening game.

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Trading nations for an Olympic ice hockey ticket

Goyang (South Korea) (AFP) - Fidgeting nervously, Canadian ice hockey defenceman Alex Plante cleared his throat and addressed a roomful of Olympic officials in a halting new language: "I want to …

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IOC freezes funding for Kenya over governance

Lausanne (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee has frozen all cash funding for sport in Kenya as it battles the national Olympic body over its governance, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Tokyo hit by new Olympic stadium cost fears

Tokyo (AFP) - Already under fire over soaring expenses, Tokyo's 2020 Olympic organisers on Friday sought to downplay fears that further ballooning costs could hit the trouble-cursed main stadium.

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