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Veteran Coates in bitter battle to stay AOC chief

Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates faces an unprecedented challenge to his decades-long presidency from newcomer Danni Roche Saturday after a bitter campaign marred by bullying claims goes to a vote.

Bitter rift rocks AOC as Coates fights for job

Powerful Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates is facing a bitter campaign to oust him after 27 years, with his media chief stepping down Wednesday amid bullying claims rocking the organisation.

Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

The Asian Games in Indonesia will feature 39 sports, more than at the last event in South Korea, with some unusual additions including bridge, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday.

Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

Japanese commuters will be encouraged to work from home for one day in a nationwide exercise for the 2020 Olympics that authorities hope will ease congestion on roads and public transport.

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The Olympic flag leaves Rio and arrives in Tokyo

The Olympic flag has left Rio de Janeiro and landed on the other side of the world, in Tokyo, which will host the next Olympic Games, in 2020. The goal for the Japanese is to repeat the success that hosted the Olympics in 1964.

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Rio 2016, in the spot BBC compete animals

British television BBC greets the start of Rio's Olympics with a commercial that is a real animated short. The protagonists are the animals of the jungle, struggling with the Olympic sports: the sloth which gives the artistic gymnastics crocodiles diving champions.

Refugees run for Rio Olympic dream team

High up in Kenya's rugged Ngong Hills, refugees sprint around an athletics track in intensive training they hope will see them selected for a unique team for the Rio Olympics.

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