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Beijing lights flame, to be first city to host summer, winter games

China lit its Olympic flame in Beijing on Wednesday after the ceremonial torch arrived from Athens, ahead of the Chinese capital's hosting of the 2022 Winter Games in February.

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Mbappe, Messi double act earns PSG comeback win against Leipzig

Paris St Germain(PSG)'s Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi found their groove as they inspired their side to a 3-2 comeback victory at home to RB Leipzig in a Champions League thriller on Tuesday.

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Bavuma, Ngidi ease back into action ahead of #T20WC opener

South Africa cruised to a comfortable 41-run victory over Afghanistan in their opening ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

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Brisbane 2032 Games spend likely to exceed $3.72bn: Minister

The cost of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics is likely to exceed the A$5 billion ($3.72 billion) estimate in the pitch document but the Australian government would ensure it was spent wisely, Sports Minister Richard Colbeck said on Tuesday.

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Neymar ruled out of PSG's Champions League clash with Leipzig

Brazilian forward Neymar will miss Paris St Germain's Champions League group game against RB Leipzig after picking up an injury on international duty, Manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday.

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Novak Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: Immigration Minister

All players who want a visa to compete in the Australian Open will need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, the country's immigration minister said on Wednesday, putting Novak Djokovic's title defence and Grand Slam record bid in doubt.

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Rassie Erasmus to tour with Boks as misconduct hearing looms

Rassie Erasmus will tour with the Springboks in the United Kingdom next month in what will be a significant boost for the team’s prospects against Wales, Scotland and England.

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Morne’ Steyn retires from international rugby: Report

Morne Steyn has retired from international rugby, according to a report by a prominent sports news website.

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‘Small minority of US Olympians oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandate’

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Monday its decision to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those competing at next year's Beijing Olympics has been met with some resistance.

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Protest disrupts Beijing Games torch-lighting ceremony

Human rights activists unfurled a banner reading "No Genocide Games", waved a Tibetan flag and called for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics during the torch-lighting ceremony on Monday.

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