South Korea won the Asian Handball Federation’s Asian Handball Championship after beating Japan 33:24.

Yura Jung scored 11 goals for South Korea when she played at the Princes Sumayah Sports Hall in Amman, Jordan, won by nine points.

Saki Takamiya scored six and Yuka Ishii scored five for Japan, but they couldn’t make a comeback against their opponent in the second half.

Two other close competitions today decided other placements in the tournament , with Uzbekistan ousting Hong Kong 28-25 and finishing fifth, while Jordan narrowly defeating Syria with 22:21.

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Denver hosted the 1976 Winter Olympics, ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver Awarded in Canada at the 1970 session of the International Olympic Committee. But in a November 1972 referendum in Colorado, voters refused to fund the event. It is the only time that a city has won the Olympics but has withdrawn. The IOC then offered the games to Whistler in Canada, but they also declined due to a change of government after the elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still suffering from Denver’s rejection, declined and chose Innsbruck, the host city of 1964, as its replacement.

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Fifty years ago, the New York City Marathon hosted the first women’s run, with the history of women and the marathon dating back to 1896 and the first modern Olympic Games. Mike Rowbottom reports.