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  1. OFC Play-offs New Zealand 6-1 Solomon Islands
  2. CONMEBOL Brazil 2-0 Ecuador Uruguay 0-0 Argentina Chile 0-3 Paraguay Venezuela 0-0 Colombia Peru 2-1 Bolivia
  3. UEFA Group A France 4-0 Netherlands Bulgaria 3-2 Sweden Luxembourg 1-0 Belarus Group B Portugal 5-1 Faroe Islands Switzerland 3-0 Andorra Hungary 3-1 Latvia Group H Belgium 9-0 Gibraltar Greece 0-0 Estonia Cyprus 3-2 Bosnia Herzegovina
  4. CAF Group A Guinea 3-2 Lybia Group E Uganda 1-0 Egypt
  5. AFC Group A South Korea 0-0 Iran China 1-0 Uzbekistan Syria 3-1 Qatar Group B UAE 2-1 Saudi Arabia (29/aug) Thailand 1-2 Iraq
  6. AFC Group B Japan 2-0 Australia Japan becomes the second Asian team to qualify for the World Cup after Iran in Group A Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran and Japan
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    F1 2017

    Hamilton takes pole for the Belgian Grand Prix and equals Michael Schumacher's record of 68 poles
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    F1 2017

    Sebastian Vettel signs new three-year Ferrari contract ... http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/41060743
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    FIFA World Cup 2030

    Uruguay and Argentina to launch joint 2030 World Cup bid South American neighbors Uruguay and Argentina are set to launch a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Uruguay hosted the inaugural competition in 1930 and wants to do so again to mark the event's centenary. Uruguay and Argentina are set to launch a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, the Uruguayan President Tabare Vazguez said on Monday. The official announcement is to be made when Argentine President Mauricio Macri visits Uruguay on August 30, before the two countries meet in a World Cup 2018 qualifier in Montevideo on August 31. ... http://www.dw.com/en/uruguay-and-argentina-to-launch-joint-2030-world-cup-bid/a-40187939
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    F1 2017

    Raikkonen retained by Ferrari for 2018 Ferrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen is to remain with the team for another year, and will race for them until the end of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. It will be Raikkonen’s fifth consecutive season with the Italian squad, whom he rejoined for their 2014 campaign, having previously raced for them between 2007 and 2009, winning the world title in his first year with the Scuderia. ... https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/8/raikkonen-retained-by-ferrari-for-2018.html
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    Tokyo 2020 Mascots

    Tokyo Olympic organizers say 2,042 mascot designs received The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games said Tuesday that they have received 2,042 entries of designs for mascots. The deadline for submissions of designs from the public was noon Monday. The total number of entries received was 2,042 - 1,774 individual applications and 268 group entries. About 25% came from people in their teens or 20s, while around 50% were from people aged 30 to 49. The oldest applicants were in their 80s, organizers said. Following the completion of the mascot competition design phase, Tokyo 2020 mascot selection panel chairperson Ryohei Miyata commented: “I feel the weight of expectation from all those who submitted entries. I look forward to the day when we can meet the mascots of the Tokyo 2020 Games, which we believe will help raise everyone's spirits. I will make sure that we judge fairly and reflect the enthusiasm of the entrants.” A mascot review panel will select a shortlist from the submitted design sets by the beginning of December, and schoolchildren at every elementary school across the country, including international schools, will be given the opportunity to cast their vote and select their preferred set of designs. Organizers will select the design set which attracts the largest number of classroom votes and announce the winner in February 2018. https://japantoday.com/category/sports/tokyo-olympic-organizers-say-2-042-mascot-designs-received
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    FIFA World Cup 2026

    World Cup 2026: Morocco confirms it will bid to host tournament The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The deadline for countries to express their intention to bid to host the tournament is Friday with Morocco the only confirmed bidders so far. The United States, Canada and Mexico announced in April that they intend to put forward a joint bid. The World Cup has only been hosted once in Africa - in South Africa in 2010 - and this is Morocco's fifth bid. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) gave its backing to a Moroccan bid in July. A total of 48 teams, rather than the current 32, will compete at an expanded tournament in 2026 after changes announced by Fifa earlier this year. The decision on who will host event will be made in 2020. Fifa's rotational hosting policy means Africa is one of four confederations that can bid to host the 2026 finals as Europe (Russia 2018) and Asia (Qatar 2022) cannot be considered. BBC http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40898920
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    Paris 2024

    Paris mulling inclusion of eSports in 2024 Olympic program With about a month to go before the International Olympic Committee is expected to award the 2024 Games to Paris, Olympic bid committee officials in the French capital are wasting no time planning the events schedule. On Tuesday, the co-president of the committee, Tony Estanguet, told the Associated Press he is mulling the addition of video gaming to the agenda. Known as eSports, competitive video gaming long ago exited your parents’ basement and entered the mainstream. For proof, one need only turn on ESPN. In recent years, the sports network has begun to air major video game tournaments, which often offer millions of dollars in prizes. With an audience of eSports fans expected to reach 145 million people this year, per data gathered by Fortune, it’s no wonder Olympic officials might seize a share of these viewers, as well. “We have to look at [eSports] because we can’t say, ‘It’s not us. It’s not about Olympics,’ ” Estanguet told the AP. “The youth, yes they are interested in eSport and this kind of thing. Let’s look at it. Let’s meet them. Let’s try if we can find some bridges.” Estanguet added: “I don’t want to say ‘no’ from the beginning. I think it’s interesting to interact with the IOC, with them, the eSports family, to better understand what the process is and why it is such a success.” Estanguet did not offer further details about which games might compose medal events, but there is already a precedent being set for adding eSports to major sporting competitions. The Asian Games will debut eSports as an exhibition event next year before adding it to its official program in 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia announced the decision in April, noting that first the eSports events would appear at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are set to take place next month. Organizers plan on offering four events featuring four games: Dota 2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone and a sports game, still to be decided, but will be either from the FIFA or NBA series. Dota 2 has emerged in recent years as one of the most lucrative games to play. This year’s largest Dota 2 competition, the International 2017 underway in Seattle, is offering nearly $25 million in prize money, including an $11 million prize for the winning team of five. Obviously, any program in the Olympics would not offer that level of prize money, but medals could be just as valuable in terms of prestige. To add any new sport, however, French officials would have to get the support of the IOC, which could prove a hurdle. In April, IOC President Thomas Bach did not sound convinced that eSports would fit in at the Olympics. “We are not yet 100 percent clear whether eSports is really sport, with regard to physical activity and what it needs to be considered sport,” Bach said (via Inside the Games). “We do not see an organization or a structure that will give us confidence, or guarantee, that in this area the Olympic rules and values of sport are respected and in place, and that the implementation of these rules are monitored and secured.” To become an Olympic event, sports must demonstrate a certain level of international organization, including having a world governing body. (For example, swimming and diving events are overseen by the FINA, international basketball by FIBA, soccer by FIFA, etc.) AP https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/08/08/paris-mulling-inclusion-of-esports-in-2024-olympic-program/?utm_term=.566d32618c7c
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    Tokyo American Club chosen to be USA House for 2020 Olympics Tokyo American Club has been chosen as the venue for USA House during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games, it was announced today. The Club, located in the Japanese capital since 1928, will serve as the hospitality and organisational headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) during Tokyo 2020. Scott Blackmun, the chief executive of USOC, revealed at the official launch today that the Tokyo American Club had approached them four years ago shortly after the city was awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “It’s just excellent in every respect,” he said. “It’s a great facility and a great location, managed by very capable people who believe in the Olympic Movement. “We have a big family who supports Team USA, our athletes, our families, our sponsors, our donors and a great group of people who are here to support the Olympic Games and our team. “So we would like to have a place that has an American look and American feel where they can come and support our team.” Tokyo American Club was established 89 years ago and has been relocated around the capital several times. The present facility in Azabudai in Minato Ward, near Tokyo Tower, opened in 2011. The Club currently has 3,700 members from more than 50 countries. Tokyo American Club Olympic committee chair Dean Rogers, USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird, Tokyo American Club President Mike Alfant, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda all took part in the launch ©Tokyo American Club “On behalf of Tokyo American Club leadership, members and staff, we are thrilled to welcome Team USA and know it will be an ideal home during the Tokyo Games,” said Club President Michael Alfant. “USA House is a place for celebration of Team USA, and that is a natural fit within a great community at Tokyo American Club. “We are excited for the Games to begin.” At recent Olympics, the USOC had its USA House at the Royal College of Art for London 2012, at the Olympic Park for Sochi 2014 and at Ipanema Beach during last summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro. “Tokyo 2020 gives us the platform and the opportunity to do the unimaginable, which is to stage what we think will be the best USA House ever,” Lisa Baird. chief marketing officer of the USOC, said. Among the guests at the launch were Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, who had led Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Games. “You have chosen the right place,” he told the USOC. “This is the best facility with a good location and strong security.” https://www.tokyodailynews.com/tokyo-american-club-chosen-to-be-usa-house-for-2020-olympics/
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    Rio 2016 Olympic Park

    some additonal info
  16. The International World Games Association has opened the bidding process for The 10th World Games in 2017. In a PowerPoint presentation the IWGA has published preliminary information for candidate host cities. The first briefing for prospective bidders is now available from a dedicated website (click here). The bidding and awarding process will be completed in two years’ time, when the contract is signed with the hosts for 2017. The IWGA has already received some expressions of interest by possible host cities, including the Polish capital Warsaw, the Hungarian capital Budapest, St. Petersburg (RUS and Louisville /Kentucky (USA). With Cali (COL) being the host city, the 2013 games will be staged on the South American continent for the first time. In 2009 the harbour city Kaohsiung (TPE) hosted the 8th edition. There The World Games 2009 attracted approximately 1.7 million people. Duisburg (GER) staged The World Games 2005 and registered 500,000 visitors to the 11-day sports event. The multi-sport event takes place every four years in the year following the Summer Olympics. It showcases 30+ non-Olympic sports, including DanceSport, Squash, Tug of War, Sumo or Karate. About 3,500 athletes from more than 100 countries fight for gold in their disciplines during The World Games. http://www.worldgames-iwga.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,1044-16941-19728-4769-306183-12500-889-layout183-18091-news-item,00.html
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    F1 2017

    HUngary GP Qualifying Vettel takes pole, Haikkonen P2, Bottas P3 and Hamilton P4 Di Resta replacing unwell Massa qualifies in 19th