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France, Portugal, Germany drawn together at Euro 2020 as England get Croatia

Bucharest - France face a major hurdle if they are to add the European Championship to their World Cup crown after coming out in the same Euro 2020 group as Germany and reigning European champions Portugal in Saturday's draw in Bucharest.

Tokyo to vote for governor three weeks before Olympics

Apo - Tokyo will hold an election to pick a governor on July 5, 2020, less than three weeks before the Japanese capital hosts the Olympic Games, the city said Wednesday.

Defiant governor says Olympic marathon should stay in Tokyo

Apo - Tokyo's governor insisted Wednesday she still wants to see the Olympic marathon held in the capital next year, despite plans to move the event to northern Japan over heat concerns.

Meet Greg Meehan: Women's Swimming Head Coach for 2020 Olympics Special

Olympic swimming coach Greg Meehan chatted with Digital Journal about serving as the Women's Head Swimming Coach at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He also offered advice for young and aspiring swimmers.

Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates

Apo - The decision to move the Tokyo 2020 marathon and race-walking events to northern Japan is "final", the International Olympic Committee's John Coates said Friday despite opposition from local officials.

Motörhead earns nod for 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On October 15, it was announced that Motörhead has earned a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.

FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

Seoul - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was "disappointed" after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.

World sport anti-doping body says to probe Russia 'inconsistencies'

Apo - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Monday a probe into "inconsistencies" in laboratory data provided by Russia, raising the possibility of a fresh ban on the country in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Trump says next G7 summit likely to be at his golf club

Biarritz - President Donald Trump said Monday he could host next year's G7 summit at his own golf club in Miami, drawing immediate criticism that he is profiteering from his presidency.

'Changing Japanese society': Tokyo marks year until Paralympics

Apo - With hands-on exhibitions for children and a world-record attempt, Tokyo Sunday marked one year until the 2020 Paralympic Games that organisers hope can change outdated attitudes towards disabled people in Japan.

One leap at a time: the 'Blade Jumper' with Olympic dreams

Apo - Triple Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, known as the "Blade Jumper", regularly outperforms able-bodied athletes in the long jump but dreams of beating them on the same stage.The charismatic German's world-record leap of 8.

Op-Ed: Bret Michaels, Poison belong on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot

Bret Michaels and Poison deserve to be on the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. The nominees are typically announced in early October for the forthcoming Class of 2020.

Water bacteria cancels Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test swim

Apo - The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria in the water, the latest in a series of difficulties over water quality and temperature.

French triathlete 'treated for heatstroke' in Tokyo: report

Apo - French triathlete Cassandre Beaugrand was taken to hospital with suspected heatstroke after an Olympic test event Thursday, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo, despite organisers cutting the run to 5km due to stifling heat in Tokyo.

Tokyo 2020 construction worker dies, heatstroke suspected

Apo - A worker at a Tokyo 2020 Olympics construction site has collapsed and died, organisers said, reportedly of heatstroke as the Japanese capital swelters through a blistering heatwave.

Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble

Wellington - Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua -- the bare-chested flag-bearer who became an online sensation at both the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics -- plans to break out the baby oil once again and compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020.

New York Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 race to 'take on' Trump

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio jumped into the increasingly crowded White House race Thursday, defying hostile media and dismal polls to cast himself as the Democrats' best chance of unseating the "con artist" Donald Trump in 2020.

Russia expected to target US 2020 vote to sow 'discord': FBI director

Washington - FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday that he expects Russia to target the 2020 US presidential election with social media campaigns, fake news and propaganda in a bid to divide Americans and "pit us against each other.

Derren Brown to embark on new U.K. 'Showman' tour in 2020

World renowned magician and mentalist Derren Brown revealed that he will be touring the U.K. in 2020 as part of his "Showman" tour.

Adam Lambert and Queen set to tour Australia in 2020

Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert and the classic rock group Queen will be touring Australia in 2020, as part of the "Rhapsody" tour.

Tokyo unveils 'cherry blossom' Olympic torch

Apo - Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

Apo - The head of Japan's Olympic Committee said Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

Apo - The head of Japan's Olympic Committee said Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.

Japan's 'Uncle Olympics' fan dies just short of 2020 Games

Apo - A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every summer games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics.

Japan eyes 2020 Olympics to retake place on tech podium

Apo - Driverless cars, robot volunteers and ultra high-definition TV: Japan Inc. hopes to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to show the world it has regained its touch for innovation and technology.

Fukushima evacuees resist return as 'Reconstruction Olympics' near

Apo - With Japan keen to flaunt Tokyo 2020 as the "Reconstruction Olympics", people who fled the Fukushima nuclear disaster are being urged to return home but not everyone is eager to go.

Trump 2020: rumblings of a Republican primary challenge

Washington - Democrats are already furiously jockeying for position to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.But will Trump actually be on the ballot two years from now?

IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears

Apo - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.

IOC helping N. Korean athletes prepare for Olympics

Bejing - The International Olympic Committee is working on a special programme to help North Korean athletes take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday.

Japan's Olympic golf venue admits first female members

Apo - Japan's golf venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has granted full membership to women for the first time, after lifting a ban under pressure from Games authorities.
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