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World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus

World May 29, 2020

World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus

Plans to rebuild shattered economies after the new coronavirus pandemic offer a chance to create greener, fairer societies amid growing anger worldwide at rising inequality, the civil society group CIVICUS said on Thursday. The crisis has deepened and laid bare economic inequalities, with many essential ...

Shohei Ohtani quickly attracts big following on Instagram

MLB May 29, 2020

Shohei Ohtani quickly attracts big following on Instagram

Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani made a splash on social media Thursday with the launch of an official Instagram account, instantly gaining a large number of followers. The Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation announced his arrival on the photo sharing site with a sense of humor, ...

IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

Olympics May 29, 2020

IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

The International Olympic Committee says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organization's drive for gender equality. Across the 30 IOC commissions, 47.7 percent of the positions are held by women, up from 45.4 ...

Basketball Hall of Fame delays Kobe Bryant's enshrinement ceremony

NBA May 29, 2020

Basketball Hall of Fame delays Kobe Bryant's enshrinement ceremony

The Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame said on Thursday the enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2020, a group that includes the late Kobe Bryant, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enshrinement ceremony for the nine-member group, which includes Tim Duncan ...

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships pushed back from 2022 to 2026

Swimming May 29, 2020

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships pushed back from 2022 to 2026

The 2022 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships will be "deferred" to 2026 to accommodate changes in the international calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada, one of four Pan Pac charter nations along with Australia, the United States and Japan, will still host the event. The one-year ...

Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Olympics

Gymnastics May 29, 2020

Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Olympics

Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus. "I’m just praying for the best, hoping that it goes on — for selfish reasons, of course ...