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E-sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games


Gamers taking part in esports competition. Image copyright - YUYA SHINO/GETTY IMAGES



E-sports will be included in the official sporting programme of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect "the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation".

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Laureus Awards 2017: Bolt, Biles, Rosberg, Atherton & Leicester among winners

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles dominated their sports at the Rio 2016 Games




Usain Bolt and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.

Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year for their 2016 achievements.

Read more: Laureus Awards 2017: Bolt, Biles, Rosberg, Atherton & Leicester among winners

Andy Murray & Mo Farah knighted in New Year Honours list

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Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Lee Pearson, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katherine Grainger are all honoured



British tennis champion Andy Murray and athlete Mo Farah have been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson also becomes a Sir, while heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and rower Katherine Grainger are made dames.

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Tyson Fury: WBO set to strip world heavyweight champion of belt

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Tyson Fury has won all of his 25 fights, the most recent of which was against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015




British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be stripped of his WBO belt unless he responds to a notice from its chairman in the next 10 days.

Fury must explain why the belt should not be vacated due to "inactivity, breach of contract and performance-enhancing drugs".

Read more: Tyson Fury: WBO set to strip world heavyweight champion of belt



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