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January, 20, 2017

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A cold dip
Swimmers brave cold waters around Penghu on Sunday, Oct. 30. Monsoon winds from the northeast have pushed the temperature down across Taiwan, and caused higher tidal waves yesterday. That didn't stop the Penghu government from holding the swimming competition, which was organized to promote sports and tourism. The competition was divided into 500-meter and 1500-meter events. Originally 257 people had signed up, but the low temperature saw only 179 actually participate.
 
Ranking race
Cyclists head off from the starting line at the nationwide road cycling ranking competition in Taitung on Sunday, Oct. 30. In the event, 275 domestic elite competitors vied to qualify for the national team squad at the Asian Games in 2017.
 
Sri Lanka batsmen Kaushal Silva and Kusal Perera rode their luck as Zimbabwe dropped a series of catches on the opening day of the first Test at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
 
Football: Loew to extend Germany reign until 2020 - reports
Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is set to extend his reign until 2020 amidst reports his new contract will be confirmed on Monday by the German FA (DFB).
 
Chan makes figure skating return
Launching a comeback after an 18-month hiatus, Patrick Chan had been frustrated to find figure skating's version of a slam dunk contest.
 
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday stripped three Kazakh weightlifters of gold medals won at the London 2012 Games for doping.
 
Olympic debut shines light on karate
Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.
 
A "O kilometer" mark was unveiled at Songshan Station in Taipei Saturday as the starting point of Cycling Route No. 1 -- Taiwan's first round-the-island cycling route launched late last year.
 
Marcel Hirscher wins third  world skier of the year title
Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has been voted world skier of the year for a third time.
 
Japan's Watanabe is new world gymnastics chief
Japan's Morinari Watanabe beat French rival Georges Guelzec Wednesday to become the new head of world gymnastics.
 
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