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This photo taken on July 18, 2018 shows an electronic thermometer showing the temperature exceeding 40 degrees Centigrade (104 F) during a media tour at the construction site for the new National Stadium, venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country´s notoriously sweltering summer.

Read more: Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

The US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun

60-year-old had faced calls to quit after gymnastics abuse case
Blackmun has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer

Read more: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun resigns for health reasons in wake of Nassar scandal

Snowball effect: ski resorts and skating rinks across the country have been booming in recent years as more and more Chinese choose to spend holidays and leisure time in areas noted for their winter sports activities CREDIT: LIU DEBIN/FOR CHINA DAILY

Riding the wave leading to the 2022 Winter Olympics, China’s booming winter sports industry is expected to transform ice and snow into white treasure for sound growth in the leisure and tourism sectors.

Read more: Winter sports industry turning cold into gold

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee must help boost safeguards for athletes against sexual abuse or risk losing them, the head of the IOC's working group on abuse and harassment said on Sunday.

Read more: We must act on athletes' abuse or risk losing them: IOC

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