• Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek government guidance
    Reuters5 minutes ago

    Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek government guidance

    By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's mayor is expected to seek government guidance on the future of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a council resolution widely seen as paving the way for the city to withdraw its candidacy. Bidding alongside powerhouses Los Angeles

  • 'Ninja business': Japan turns to samurai-era acrobatic spies to woo tourists 
    The Telegraph49 minutes ago

    'Ninja business': Japan turns to samurai-era acrobatic spies to woo tourists 

    Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organisation of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that it's starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a

  • Reuters51 minutes ago

    Olympics-Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek govt guidance

    Budapest's mayor is expected to seek government guidance on the future of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a council resolution widely seen as paving the way for the city to withdraw its candidacy. Bidding alongside powerhouses Los Angeles and Paris, Budapest has been considered

  • Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio and the triple Olympic champion is waiting for her world to stop spinning before setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games. Raisman, who captained

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