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Most cities too hot to host summer Olympics by 2085

  In 70 years, most cities in the Northern Hemisphere will be unfit to host the summer Olympics due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, according to a medical journal’s findings published this week. “Our study using climate change projection shows that there will be very few cities at the end of the century that will be able to ...

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Olympic broadcast revenue jumps 7.1pc to top $4bn

  Olympic broadcast revenues reached $4.1 billion from 2013 to 2016, a 7.1 per cent increase from the previous four years, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sale of broadcasting rights provides the IOC with 74 percent of its revenue, which it then distributes to national organizing committees and international sports federations to support athletes. By by the ...

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Old is gold

  The oldest medal winner of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 54-year-old lung cancer survivor Santiago Lange (L) and Cecilia Carranza Saroli (R) of Argentina react to receiving the gold during the awards ceremony in the Nacra 17 Mixed class of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sailing events at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August ...

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Olympic Torch arrives in Rio

Eduardo Paes (L), Mayor of Rio de Janeiro receives the Olympic Torch upon its arrival to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. The 2016 Olympic Games will be held from August 5 to 21.  EPA/Antonio Lacerda

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Kuwait building $162m Motor Town

Kuwait is building a world-class Motor Town which will feature seven racing circuits that would enable the country to host Formula One and MotoGP races in the future, according to a report. Under a KD49-million ($162.27 million) contract awarded by the Amiri Diwan, local developer Bayan National Trading Company will design and build the Motor Town south of Kuwait City, ...

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Goal Rio

Members of the Serbia basketball women team pose for photographers in the Olympic village prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 2. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will take place from August 5 to 21. EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky

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Museum of Tomorrow

A general view shows the presentation of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 official posters at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 12. The Rio Olympic Games 2016 will be held from August 5 to 21.  EPA/Marcelo Sayao

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Olympics: Sports court to rule on Russian athletes competing at Rio by Jul 21

LAUSANNE: Athletics’ governing body the IAAF and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) have agreed to let the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rule on whether Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, CAS said Monday (Jul 4). “ROC, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and 68 Russian athletes have concluded a specific arbitration agreement to designate (CAS) ...

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Football: Malaysian businessman buys second-tier Italian club Bari

  KUALA LUMPUR: Italy’s Serie B football club FC Bari 1908 S.P.A now has a new Malaysian owner, Malaysian media reported on Tuesday (Apr 12). The second-tier club said in a statement on Monday it had come to preliminary agreement with businessman Noordin Ahmad, who has acquired a 50-per cent stake in the club, the New Straits Times reported. No ...

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Football: Platini appeals ban at sports tribunal

LAUSANNE: UEFA president Michel Platini on Wednesday (Mar 2) made a formal appeal against his six year ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the tribunal said. The French football legend and former FIFA leader Sepp Blatter were banned for six years each over a two million dollar payment made by FIFA to Platini. – AFP/yt

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