Legoland Japan to launch free ticket campaign

NAGOYA – Legoland Japan said Friday it will start giving free one-day tickets to visitors who purchase one-day or one-day family passes to the theme park. The campaign will run from Saturday until Sept. 11 to lure extra visitors to Japan’s first outdoor Lego park ahead of Halloween and Christmas. The park opened in April.

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

PARIS – Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi Devetzi of Greece,