Round-Up: Ballon d’Or cancelled, Japanese athlete abuse report, slimmed-down SEA Games, and more

A hostess carries the Ballon d'Or trophy along the red carpet at Theatre Du Chatelet on December 2, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Football's Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player, run by French magazine France Football, will not take place this year due to Covid-19. It is the first time it has not been awarded since it started in 1956 - AP/SCMP

A Human Rights Watch report on the experiences of more than 800 Japanese athletes across 50 sports has detailed physical, verbal and sexual abuse of child athletes during training - Reuters/CNA

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