• Cricket-Former Australia bowler MacGill breaks silence on alleged kidnapping
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    Cricket-Former Australia bowler MacGill breaks silence on alleged kidnapping

    Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill has broken his silence on his alleged kidnapping and assault, saying he had "done nothing wrong" and the ordeal had taken a major toll on his family. The 50-year-old former legspinner was allegedly abducted near his home in Sydney on April 14 and taken to another part of the city where he was beaten and threatened with a gun. New South Wales state police charged four men over the incident, including the brother of MacGill's partner Maria O'Meagher, and said on Monday they were searching for three other men believed to be involved.

  • FOCUS ON-Triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics
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    FOCUS ON-Triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics

    THE ABSOLUTE BASICS    * The Olympic triathlon is a continuous race beginning with a 1,500m swim followed by a 40km bike ride and then a 10km run. There are three sets of medals available: men's and women's races and a mixed sprint relay with teams consisting of two men and two women. Briton Alistair Brownlee became the first athlete to win double Olympic triathlon gold when he followed up his London triumph.

  • FOCUS ON-Wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics
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    FOCUS ON-Wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics

    * Wrestling at Tokyo 2020 will feature three competitions, with 96 men in each style and 96 women. * Men and women compete in a freestyle wrestling tournament, and there will be a men's-only Greco-Roman event. * The three competitions will be further divided into six different weight categories.

  • FOCUS ON-Sailing at the Tokyo Olympics
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    FOCUS ON-Sailing at the Tokyo Olympics

    Ten gold medals are there for the taking in five events for men, four for women and one mixed event. Britain is traditionally the sport's strongest nation at the Olympics, with the United States, Norway, Spain and France also regularly on the podium. Japan acted as the host for the World Cup Series from 2017 to 2020, meaning that many of the athletes will be very familiar with their surroundings in Tokyo.