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Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

More Sports / Boxing Feb 9, 2019

Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized crime. The federation, known as AIBA, says a "rogue group" led by unnamed "Kazakhstani individuals" has asked national boxing federations ...

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of 2020 Paralympic qualifier

Paralympics Jan 28, 2019

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of 2020 Paralympic qualifier

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was unapologetic. "We stand by our principle, which ...

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

Olympics Dec 30, 2018

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

With just over a year and a half to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, some significant challenges remain for organizers, but 2018 proved to be a year in which progress was made and notable milestones were achieved. The end of the year ...

Kaori Icho flashes old form to win rematch against Risako Kawai

More Sports Dec 23, 2018

Kaori Icho flashes old form to win rematch against Risako Kawai

Four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho took a step toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, winning her rematch against fellow Rio Olympic champion Risako Kawai at the national wrestling championships. Icho, who declared for the first time on Saturday that she would attempt to compete ...

Olympics Dec 21, 2018

Strong numbers as Tokyo 2020 volunteer drive closes

Volunteer recruitment for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is well on track to meet its target of 80,000 volunteers, according to figures revealed by organizers on Thursday. Roughly 162,000 applicants, more than double the 80,000 target, had completed the initial online procedure to ...