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Lessons we can learn from our forgotten sports heroes

Malaysia has produced many talented sportsmen over the years but few of us remember them or their sacrifices. We should, for they have much to teach us.

In Paris suburb, residents brace for Olympic village upheaval

Residents and businesses residing in the impoverished northern Paris suburb face the possibility of moving out once the 2024 Olympics and its many participating athletes arrive in the city.

US Olympic swimmer Adrian returns to pool after cancer fight

The 30-year-old announced in January that he had been diagnosed with cancer, saying it was caught early and his prognosis was good.

Olympic champion Park wants to defend her title in Tokyo

Park was not sure if she would compete in Tokyo 2020 but decided it was worth a try as the tournament got closer.

Rise and shine, early start for marathon at Tokyo 2020

Last time Japan hosted the Summer Olympics, in 1964, the competition was held in October to avoid the hot summer conditions.

LeBron out for World Cup, says 2020 Olympics ‘possibility’

The 34-year-old forward says he will begin production on the movie 'Space Jam 2' during this off-season.

Win not enough to prevent shock Olympics exit by Morocco

The Congolese won the 1st leg of the 2nd round tie 2-0 4 days ago and they qualified 2-1 on aggregate.

Tokyo unveils ‘cherry blossom’ Olympic torch

Materials used to construct the torch came from aluminium construction waste from temporary housing built for victims of the 2011 quake and tsunami.

Esports hits big time, with or without Olympics

It may take a while before eSports is considered an Olympic event, but that hasn't stopped the industry from getting big-name corporate backers.

Tokyo great-grandmother proves it’s never too late to learn

91-year-old Setsuko Takamizawa is being taught a word a day by her granddaughter who is fluent in English.

El-Moutawakel, torch bearer for Muslim sportswomen

Nawal el-Moutawakel, first Muslim woman to win Olympic gold in 1984, is now an influential member of the International Olympic Committee.

IOC withdraws Olympic places from India event over visa row

The committee says it is suspending all discussions on potential future hosting of Olympic-related events in India until it received 'written guarantees' from the government that the country would comply with IOC rules.

Organisers propose breakdancing be included in 2024 Olympics

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have also been invited to return for the Paris Games.

Indonesia submits bid to host 2032 Olympics

If Southeast Asia's most populous nation wins the opportunity to host the summer Olympics, it will become the fourth Asian country to do so.

North, South Korea eye joint march, teams for Tokyo 2020

The two nations had marched together at the 2018 opening ceremony in Pyeongchang for the first time since the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Diplomatic gold? Joint North, South Korea Olympic bid faces long odds

South Korean and North Korean officials are due to meet on Friday with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland.

Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals

Recycled metal has also been collected from local Japanese businesses and industry.

Test cricket is ‘dying’, says ICC chairman

International Cricket Council laments about the state of cricket's popularity.

President Xi ‘hates’ doping, vows tough stance for Beijing 2022

Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics and will be the first city to have staged both a Summer and Winter Games.

Chinese Olympic legend finds her calling on road to 2022

Few know better than Yang Yang what it takes to succeed at the pinnacle of sport.

Tokyo 2020: Japan Olympic kit to feature recycled clothes

The Kobe-based company, who is in charge of the official outfits, hopes to engage the Japanese public in the upcoming 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

The vehicle, which holds a maximum of 10 people, hopes to be ready for the 2020 Olympics.

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

China's sports administration and top judicial authority are drafting rules that would apply criminal law to doping cases.

Tokyo 2020 unveils new budget, spending unchanged at US$12 billion

A report from government auditors made headlines in October when it revealed that a budget-busting ¥800 billion had been allocated by government ministries and agencies.