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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: IPC demands more accessible hotels, transport

NAN The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Friday warned Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games organisers that more accessible hotels and transport options must be found ahead of the showpiece event. IPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xavier Gonzalez was critical of the number of hotel rooms that are wheelchair accessible. He does not believe there will be […]
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Japan to splash $25b on Olympics

Japan to splash $25b on Olympics

The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just released by the national government’s Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare the Games, and the final number could go even higher. […]
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Oil inches to $85 as Iran sanctions loom

Oil inches to $85 as Iran sanctions loom

Brent crude oil prices hit their highest level since November 2014 on Monday, ahead of U.S. sanctions against Iran that kick in next month. Brent sweet crude oil futures rose to as much as $83.27 a barrel, yesterday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $73.57 a barrel. Brent was pushed up by […]
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Japan’s Osaka romps into Tokyo final

Japan’s Osaka romps into Tokyo final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina Pliskova. Third seed Osaka needed just 71 minutes to complete her 10th straight win after capturing a historic US Open title earlier this month. Former world number one Pliskova beat Croatia’s […] …

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