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Japan dismisses plagiarism claims over 2020 logo

TOKYO - Tokyo Olympics organisers said there is no problem with their new logo after discussions arose about possible plagiarism, with internet commentators suggesting there was a resemblance to an overseas design.

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Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

- World number two Roger Federer has withdrawn from next month's Rogers Cup in Montreal, though he gave no reason for his decision in a statement released by organisers on Wednesday.

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Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics

BEIJING - Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.

9:18am IST

In Las Vegas, mafia museum to display FIFA's 'rampant corruption'

- A Las Vegas museum devoted to the exploits of Tommy gun-wielding mobsters will open a permanent display that explores the "rampant corruption" of global soccer's scandal-rocked governing body, which has drawn comparisons to organized crime.

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Felix to run 400m and relays at worlds

- Olympic 200 metres gold medallist Allyson Felix has chosen to run the 400 metres at next month's world championships, her coach told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Fraser-Pryce could run both sprints at worlds

STOCKHOLM - Jamaica's double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may change her plans and defend both her 100 and 200 metres titles at next month's world championships in Beijing.

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