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Aug 8, 2015

Cricket-Precision timing deserts Clarke as he falls on his sword

SINGAPORE, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Timing is everything in the cut-throat world of international cricket and Australian captain Michael Clarke knew the game was up for him.

Clarke announced on Saturday that he was quitting the Australian test captaincy after his side suffered a humiliating loss in the Ashes series against England.

Aug 3, 2015

Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but were widely regarded as the favorite for 2024.

Aug 3, 2015

Olympics-Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but were widely regarded as the favourite for 2024.

Aug 3, 2015

Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – As the candidates hoping to succeed FIFA’s outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world soccer has more to worry about than picking its next boss.

Having been conspicuously quiet on the topic of who he thinks should lead FIFA when Blatter stands down next year Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait told Reuters that FIFA’s problems were much bigger than just the leadership.

Aug 3, 2015

Soccer-Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – As the candidates hoping to succeed FIFA’s outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world soccer has more to worry about than picking its next boss.

Having been conspicuously quiet on the topic of who he thinks should lead FIFA when Blatter stands down next year Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait told Reuters that FIFA’s problems were much bigger than just the leadership.

Aug 2, 2015

Olympics-Sports court to give athletes more say in choosing arbitrators

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the quasi-judicial body that resolves disputes, has written to almost 100 national sports bodies to clarify some of the changes to its procedures after a German court questioned its impartiality.

CAS President John Coates, speaking at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Malaysia on Sunday, told members the amendments, which include allowing athletes to have a say in the appointment of the arbitrators that decide their cases, had been made in response to the ongoing legal challenge from German speedskater Claudia Pechstein.

Aug 2, 2015

World Rugby expects ‘white-knuckle ride’ with Rio stadium

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – World Rugby officials are crossing their fingers that the venue selected to stage their matches at next year’s Rio Olympics will be ready in time even though construction on the stadium has not started with just a year to go.

Rugby, returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, will be played at a temporary arena in the Deodoro Zone.

Aug 2, 2015

2019 World Cup final venue still undecided after talks

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium.

The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed to take place at the new national stadium but those plans were suddenly scrapped when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the project be put on hold because of rising costs.

Aug 2, 2015

Rugby-2019 World Cup final venue still undecided after talks

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) – World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium.

The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed to take place at the new national stadium but those plans were suddenly scrapped when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the project be put on hold because of rising costs.

Aug 2, 2015

Rugby-World Rugby expects ‘white-knuckle ride’ with Rio stadium

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) – World Rugby officials are crossing their fingers that the venue selected to stage their matches at next year’s Rio Olympics will be ready in time even though construction on the stadium has not started with just a year to go.

Rugby, returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, will be played at a temporary arena in the Deodoro Zone.

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