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IOC to consider including cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games
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IOC to consider including cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Cricket's much-anticipated inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics received a shot in the arm as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlisted it for a review along with eight other sporting disciplines. Cricket has only featured once at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games, with Great Britain and hosts France as only participants. According to ESPN Cricinfo, The development comes a day after the International Cricket Committee (ICC) was formally invited by both the LA28 and IOC to submit presentation in order to make their case considered. However, a final decision is expected to be announced ahead of the ...
Tokyo 2020 Ex-Board Member Got More Payments From Olympic Sponsor
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Tokyo 2020 Ex-Board Member Got More Payments From Olympic Sponsor

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - A company run by a former Tokyo Olympic organiser received more than $1 million from Games sponsor AOKI Holdings Inc, on top of payments from the suit retailer being investigated by Tokyo prosecutors, Japanese media said.AOKI paid about 230 million yen ($1.7 million) to a subsidiary of advertising agency Dentsu in the fall of 2017, which was later transferred to a company run by Haruyuki Takahashi, a former member of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee board, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday.Tens of millions of yen were then transferred to two sports organisations, while Takahashi's firm kept the remaining 150 million yen, the newspaper said.The Yomiuri newspaper on Sunday put the initial payment at 250 million yen ($1.9 million).Takahashi, a former execut...
Team Saskatchewan officially announced for 2022 Canada Summer Games in Ontario
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Team Saskatchewan officially announced for 2022 Canada Summer Games in Ontario

Angel Besskkaystare is Saskatchewan’s newest flag bearer. On July 26, Team Saskatchewan made the official announcement about who would be representing the province at this year’s Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont. Read more: Inaugural Western Canadian regional pickle ball championship underway in Regina “It was shocking,” said Besskkaystare when she found out she would be the flag bearer for the opening ceremonies. “But I was excited at the same time because having to lead all the Saskatchewan athletes is big.”Besskkaystare is currently a University of Saskatchewan commit for wresting. She began her time on the mat in high school, after moving from Wollaston Lake to Prince Albert. It was in Prince Albert she went to her first wresting practice.After sleepi...