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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

James Bond stuntman killed in skydiving accident

The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit.

Online extreme sports broadcaster Epic TV said Thursday that MarkĀ Sutton was killed during a gathering it had organized involving 20 wingsuit pilots who were filmed as they jumped from helicopters. The firm said Sutton’s death was “a tragic loss for the global wingsuit community.”

Wingsuits — aerodynamic jumpsuits that make wearers look like winged superheroes — allow flyers to jump from planes or helicopters and soar long distances before opening parachutes to land.

Swiss police confirmed that Sutton died Wednesday when he crashed into a rocky ridge near Trient in the Valais region. They gave his age as 42. READ FULL STORY

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White arrested for public intoxication, vandalism

Snowboarder Shaun White has been arrested on charges of public intoxication and vandalism. Police apprehended the two-time Olympic gold medalist on Sunday after he allegedly destroyed a phone and pulled the fire alarm at a hotel in Nashville, according to CBS and the AP. White’s attempt to flee in a cab was foiled by a concerned bystander, who told the taxi’s driver that he would call the police. The drunken athlete was arrested that night and released late Monday afternoon. He’s scheduled to appear in court Oct. 10.

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