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Nick Butler: IOC deserve credit for their process to add new events at Tokyo 2020

The highlight of last week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board press conference in Lausanne was a complicated analogy about two big birds circling somewhere between the sky, a roof and somebody’s hand. In terms of clarity, it was about as helpful as footballer Eric Cantona’s memorable bird-related quote about seagulls, sardines and a trawler when sentenced for kung-fu kicking a spectator in 1995.

Denmark add voice to opposition of FIG's move into parkour

Denmark have become the latest country to complain the supposed hijacking of parkour by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), writing a letter to President Morinari Watanabe supporting the stance taken by their counterparts led by the United Kingdom.