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Record applications for torchbearers at Tokyo leg of Olympic relay

Tokyo, Sep 6 (Xinhua) The Tokyo metropolitan government said on Friday that it has collected 16,910 applications for runners to participate in the Tokyo leg of the 2020 Olympics torch relay, more than 100 times of the 165 runners to be publicly recruited.
The 2020 Olympic Games torch relay will start in Fukushima Prefecture on March 26 next year.
About 10,000 torchbearers will run roughly 200 meters each during the Japan leg of the relay, which will pass through all 47 prefectures of the country and feature major landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The torch relay in the Tokyo area itself will be held for 15 days from July 10 to July 24 next year. Among the torchbearers, 165 runners will have been recruited publicly.
According to the organizers, the applicants will know in December whether they have been chosen through a screening process based on documents they submitted earlier.
"It has become extremely competitive," Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said at a press conference. "We would like to increase the level of expectations for the Olympics and Paralympics," he added.
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Monaco, Nov 22 (UNI) Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes and the first woman to break the five-minute barrier for the distance, were among the honourees at the ‘World Athletics Heritage Mile Night’ here, an IAAF statement said.

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Seven Chinese gymnasts into World Cup final

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Berlin, Nov 22 (Xinhua) All seven Chinese gymnasts who appeared on the first day of the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup in Cottbus advanced into the final here.

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Chandigarh, Nov 22 (UNI) Indian duo of Sasikumar Mukund and N Vijay Sundar Prashanth stormed into doubles semi-final after beating wild cards Portugal pair of Tiago Cacao and Joao Monteiro in the quarter-final of the €46,600 Maia Open Challenger Portugal.

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Maradona returns as Gimnasia boss

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Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (Xinhua) Football legend Diego Maradona returned as manager of Argentinian side Gimnasia La Plata , just two days after walking away from the job.

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