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Brasilia, Jan 17 Prensa Latina) When it came to choosing between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, football legend Pele was clear on who his favourite is.

Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The continental qualifying fencing tournament for the Pan American Games of Lima-2019 will be held in this capital between June 4 and 10, local press reported today.

Tokyo, Jan 17(Prensa Latina) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to decorate historical buildings and other structures with lights ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the capital, officials have said.

Manchester, UK, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Manchester City has shown renewed faith in Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi, announcing today the club extended the contract of the 29-year-old centre-back until 2022.

Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) dismantled the theory of alleged organized doping of Russian athletes during the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.

Seoul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has proposed South Korea today to send a delegation to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, a group of 230 cheerleaders of its athletes and that the trip to the neighboring country is by land.

París, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina The legal and scientific experts that have been brought together by Chris Froome following his abnormal test reading for salbutamol at the Vuelta a España last September are reported to be following an unprecedented line of investigation linked to a malfunction in the British rider''s kidney function.

Lindoch, Australia 16 ene (Prensa Latina) German André Greipel claimed his 17th Tour Down Under stage win, beating Australian Caleb Ewan and world champion Peter Sagan at Lyndoch in a high-speed bunch sprint that ended the 145km opening stage of the 20th edition of the race.

Seoul, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) proposed to hold a third work meeting with South Korea on Wednesday to continue coordinating its participation in Winter Olympics 2018.

Melbourne, Australia Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Venus Williams, the fifth seed and last year's finalist was shocked 6-3, 7-5 in the first round by the world number 78.

Adelaida, Australia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) As we get ready to celebrate the Tour Down Under''s 20th anniversary tomorrow, here''s a look at the six men likely to claim the ochre jersey in 2018.