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Olympics: Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo awarded the 2026 Winter Games

Tuesday, 2019-06-25 06:08:47
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The envelope that contains the name of the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games is seen during the 134th session of IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 24, 2019. (Reuters)
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Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday were awarded the 2026 Winter Olympic Games after a vote by the International Olympic Committee membership. Milan beat Stockholm for the right to host the Games in seven years' time, prompting loud celebrations from the bid team after IOC President Thomas Bach announced the result.

* China Mengniu Dairy and Coca-Cola have signed a multi-year global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 until 2032, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday (Jun 24).

* Lewis Hamilton could overtake Michael Schumacher's record haul of 91 wins by the end of the season, however surreal that may sound. The Mercedes driver is accelerating towards a sixth title with an air of inevitability after Sunday's (Jun 23) French Grand Prix took his tally to 79 career wins with six victories in eight races so far this season.

* Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United after three years as manager when his contract expires next week, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday (Jun 24).

* Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of world athletics' ruling body the IAAF, and his son Papa Massata Diack are to stand trial in France on charges of corruption and money laundering

* Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki started her grass-court season brightly with a 6-3, 6-4 first-round win over Kirsten Flipkens, while top remaining seed Karolina Pliskova moved into round three at Eastbourne on Monday (June 24) following her 6-3, 6-3 victory against Russia's Margarita Gasparyan.

* Norwich City have signed Switzerland striker Josip Drmic on a free transfer from Borussia Moenchengladbach as they prepare for life back in the Premier League after earning promotion as Championship winners.

* Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David each scored a hat-trick as Canada romped to a record-setting 7-0 win over Cuba in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday to seal their spot in the Gold Cup quarter-finals.

* Seven-times Gold Cup champions Mexico secured top spot in Group A with a 3-2 win over Martinique in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday. The win saw Mexico go through the group phase with a 100% record and sets them up for a June 29 quarter-final in Houston against Costa Rica or Haiti.

Reuters, CNA