The Olympic opening ceremony is now less than a year away and more than half the new venues being built for the Games are already complete.
The gold, silver and bronze awards each have a rough, almost meringue like surface on the outer ring, encircling a smooth, shining centre.
The men's 50km race walk will start even earlier, at 5:30am, with organisers saying they had taken medical advice into account in timetabling the events....
The winner of the two legs will qualify to meet Cameroon
After a goalless first leg last week, the Congolese were trailing Burundi 1-0 at home in the return match as the stadium clock reached 90 minutes in Brazzaville....
Winners advance to third qualifying round during June for an eight-nation tournament in Egypt
Defender Hamza Mendyl from Schalke 04 is one of several Moroccans based abroad selected for the home-and-away second-round eliminators.
Tattoos still provoke deep-rooted suspicion in Japan as the country prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
IOC head Thomas Bach said no city had ever been so well-prepared as Tokyo at the same stage.
The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016 when all 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations...
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