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'We're still the best': Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

  • Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’
  • USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finish

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“That is the plan, for sure,” Curry told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.

Brazil fire warning shot to surfing rivals in Olympic qualifier

  • Italo Ferreira wins men’s gold at Miyazaki
  • Compatriot Silvana Lima takes women’s silver

Powerhouses Brazil showed just what a threat they will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in the women’s to win top overall team honours at a qualifying competition in Japan.

Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, takes bronze at worlds with eye on Olympics

  • Brown, 11, takes bronze at world skateboarding championships
  • British prodigy remains on track to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
  • Shaun White finishes 13th in setback for Olympic qualification

Sky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on track to become the youngest female to compete at the Summer Olympics in 50 years, won bronze at the world championships in Brazil on Saturday.

Federal officials investigate sex abuse in US Olympic organizations

  • Feds looking into how NGOs handled sex-abuse allegations
  • A proposed bill would strengthen congressional oversight

Federal investigators are looking into the way the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told the Associated Press on Friday.

South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima

  • Talks to take place over food provision at Tokyo Games
  • Fukushima to host baseball and softball games next year

South Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of food from Fukushima, media reports said.

In addition, South Korean sports authorities have requested that international groups be permitted to monitor radiation levels during the 2020 Games.

Concerns rise with Tokyo heat after rowers treated at Olympic test event

  • British athlete among those treated for heatstroke
  • Concerns also raised about wellbeing of spectators

Three rowers, including a British competitor, were treated for apparent heat exhaustion and several others appeared to be unsteady on their feet during an Olympic test event in Tokyo at the weekend, underlining concern about the safety of athletes and spectators at next summer’s Games.

Tokyo Olympics construction worker dies from suspected heatstroke

Japan’s capital has had temperatures above 31C for two weeks, prompting fears for 2020 Games’ athletes

Heatstroke is suspected in the death of a worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site, NHK national television has said, as the Japanese capital swelters through a scorching weather that has killed dozens of people.

Soaring temperatures have killed at least 57 people across Japan from 29 July to 4 August, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that is one of the biggest challenges for Olympics planners.

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