• Nearly-man Lee to carry the burden for Malaysia again
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    Nearly-man Lee to carry the burden for Malaysia again

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A nation's hopes of Olympic glory can be a burden for the toughest of athletes but few can know of the pressure that befalls badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei. The loser of successive gold medal duels in London and Beijing, Lee will bid to banish

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    Ryan ready to lead Fiji to sevens heaven in Rio

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan is mobbed every time he ventures into Suva these days as locals impress upon him how much a first Olympic medal would mean to Fiji. The bookmakers' favourites to win the first Olympic rugby union gold medal in 92 years, albeit

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