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Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR - Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both the summer and winter Games.

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Heavy rain washes out second day in Dhaka

DHAKA - The entire second day's play in the second and final test between Bangladesh and South Africa was wiped out on Friday as rain continued to wreak havoc in the series.

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Almaty urges IOC to 'show faith' in developing nations

KUALA LUMPUR - Organisers of Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics made an impassioned plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, urging members to resist the temptation of choosing their bigger rival Beijing.

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Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call

- Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer on Saturday and hopes his move to the United States will boost his chances of an Ireland call-up.

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Beijing says is safe choice for 2022 winter Games

KUALA LUMPUR - Beijing 2022 winter Olympics bid officials on Friday highlighted the nation's ability to deliver on promises as the Chinese capital, the frontrunner in the race, made its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

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Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba joins Montreal Impact

- Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for the Montreal Impact, the club announced on Monday as the Ivorian joined a growing list of famous international players in Major League Football.

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