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2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival - Day 4

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  • Italy withdraws from bid to host 2023 rugby World Cup

    Italy withdrew from the race to host the 2023 rugby World Cup on Wednesday, one week after Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was effectively scuppered when the city government withdrew its support. The Italian rugby federation (FIR) said the two bids had been closely linked and it was not possible to carry on. "As it has always been closely connected to that of the Olympic Games of Rome 2024, the candidacy for the 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup has no more conditions to continue," said FIR president Alfredo Gavazzi. More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Rugby-Italy withdraws from bid to host 2023 rugby World Cup

    Italy withdrew from the race to host the 2023 rugby World Cup on Wednesday, one week after Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was effectively scuppered when the city government withdrew its support. The Italian rugby federation (FIR) said the two bids had been closely linked and it was not possible to carry on. "As it has always been closely connected to that of the Olympic Games of Rome 2024, the candidacy for the 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup has no more conditions to continue," said FIR president Alfredo Gavazzi. More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery while under U.S. suspension

    Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery while under U.S. suspension

    After she was dropped from the United States women's national team, the goalkeeper decided to have shoulder replacement surgery. More »

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  • Ice hockey - Team Europe looking for 'Miracle' in World Cup final

    Ice hockey - Team Europe looking for 'Miracle' in World Cup final

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Team Europe have faced long odds from the start of the World Cup of Hockey but they just got longer as they must sweep mighty Canada over the last two games of the best-of-three final to clinch the title. Just winning one game will be a tall order for Team Europe but taking a pair from the two-time reigning Olympic champions would be the biggest international hockey upset since U.S. college players beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Games in a game known as the "Miracle on Ice." With their 3-1 victory in Game One on Tuesday Canada have now won 15 consecutive games in best-on-best competition, a streak that dates back to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Bookmakers certainly like Canada's chances making them prohibitive 1-to-10 favourites while the Euros were devalued coming into the eight-team tournament as 33-1 longshots. More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago
  • Kenya lifts ban on its Olympic body, says top official

    By Isaac Omulo NAIROBI, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The Kenyan government has lifted the ban it imposed on the National Olympic Committee (NOCK) after the Rio Games as the nation attempts to rebuild faith in the organisation, a top civil servant said on Wednesday. Richard Ekai, the principal secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, said NOCK was being permitted to resume operations to enable it to meet conditions and deadlines set at last week's meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne. NOCK was disbanded on Aug. 25 following public pressure and a directive from President Uhuru Kenyatta. More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago