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Thread: General Sports Thread

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    Tiger Roll wins the Grand National.

  2. #202

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    It's now been called a photo finish between Tiger Roll and Pleasant Company.

  3. #203

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    Tiger Roll has now been confirmed the winner.

  4. #204

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    Neil Carney, a key figure in the London Olympics and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, has been appointed head of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He'll be paid 120,000 a year.

  5. #205

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    Olivia Grange, Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, is seriously considering a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Adelaide and Perth, Australia are also seriously thinking of bidding for it. Hamilton in Canada is being touted for the 2030 Commonwealth Games and has received the backing from Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

  6. #206

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    Al Hamilton, a veteran sports journalist, believes the CGF (Commonwealth Games Federation) should award the 2026 one to either Nigeria or South Africa. A bit weird considering South Africa was awarded the 2022 one, but had it taken away because of the costs.

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    Voters of the Swiss canton of Valais rejected, yesterday, a proposal to fund a bid for Sion to stage the 2026 winter Olympics.

  8. #208

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    Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Lommi of Black Sabbath would like to get the band back together so they can play at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The organisers are thinking about having Jeff Lynne's ELO there and, maybe, get Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders) to help them.

  9. #209

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    Birmingham city transport bosses are looking at pulling down the A34 Birchfield flyover. They are also considering filling in the underpass and subway at the junction of Aston Lane and Birchfield by the end of 2021 in readiness for the Commonwealth Games the following summer.

  10. #210

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    Craig Phillips, the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Australia has expressed his disappointment about Sydney pulling out of bidding for the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The Sports Minister, Stuart Ayres, has claimed the Government would rather make bids on the men's and women's rugby world cups, the FIFA women's world cup and the ATP Tennis World Cup.

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