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IOC selects Tokyo as host of 2020 Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.


Lorgat and Patel to meet in Dubai to thrash out Tour dispute

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Honorary Secretary Sanjay Patel, and his counterpart from Cricket South Africa (CSA), CEO Haroon Lorgat, will meet during the upcoming ICC Chief Executives’ Committee meeting scheduled for 16 and 17 September in Dubai.


Netball: New Zealand down Australia to win World Youth Championships

Australia has claimed the silver medal at the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships after going down to New Zealand 52-47 in the final at Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday. New Zealand, crowned underage world champions for the third time, held off a second half comeback to win their first title since 2005.


Hales and Wright earn England Increment Contracts

The ECB today announced that Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright have been awarded England increment contracts for 2012-13.


England celebrate Ashes glory as Sciver and Greenway clinch third NatWest International T20 victory

England captain Charlotte Edwards lifted the Women’s Ashes trophy at the Emirates International Cricket Ground Durham today as her team celebrated a 12-4 series success over Australia – completed with a seven-wicket victory in the third and final NatWest Women’s International T20 where again the partnership of Lydia Greenway and Natalie Sciver was crucial.


Netball: Australia set for final challenge at World Youth Championships

Australia will be out to defend its World Youth Netball Championship title in the Grand Final against New Zealand on Sunday morning in Glasgow. The reigning champions have progressed to the decider in convincing fashion following decisive wins over Israel, Namibia, Fiji, South Africa, Barbados and England.


IOC unveils Chad Le Clos as YOG Ambassador

With less than one year to go to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Olympic swimming champion Chad Le Clos will be an official YOG Ambassador.


Coetzer misses ODI with wrist injury

Cricket Scotland has announced that Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has been ruled out of the One Day International against Australia at the Grange on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.


Netball: Australia down England to secure grand final spot

Australia is through to the final of the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow after a comprehensive 67-33 victory over England in the first semi-final.


Lydia Greenway sets a new record as England Women regain the Ashes

Lydia Greenway blasted 80 not out as England Women claimed a five wicket victory in the second NatWest Women’s International T20, to regain the Ashes at the Ageas Bowl today. Greenway found the boundary on 11 occasions from her 64-ball innings to set the highest score by an English women in the Twenty20 format.


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