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Commonwealth Games-Birmingham bid for 2022 ruled "not fully compliant"

Commonwealth Games-Birmingham bid for 2022 ruled "not fully compliant"

LONDON, Oct 7 (REUTERS) The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced on Friday that the deadline for bids to host the 2022 event had been extended, as sole bidding city Birmingham's plans were judged to be not fully compliant. The original deadline for bids to replace Durban as host of the 2022 Games was Sept. 30. The South African city had the hosting rights removed in March by the CGF after failing to meet promises contained in its bid. Birmingham was the only bidder last month, after receiving backing from the British government. CGF president Louise Martin, however, said that the British city, and other possible interested parties, should be given more time to assess plans following an executive board meeting in Sri Lanka. "We have carefully reviewed the bids and updates received as part of the ongoing 2022 Candidate City Process and have agreed - noting the challenging timescales and no fully compliant bid - that further time should be given to all interested parties to enable the submission of fully compliant proposals," Martin said in a statement. The CGF did not elaborate on the reasons for Birmingham's bid being judged as not fully compliant. The new deadline for bids has been set for Nov. 30. "We expected a period of discussion and negotiation with the CGF following submission and we await further clarification from the CGF about the next steps," a Birmingham 2022 spokesperson told the BBC. REUTERS JW0511

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Federer eases past Fucsovics into Melbourne quarter-finals

22 Jan 2018 | 12:32 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Roger Federer reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday but the defending champion did not have everything his own way against 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

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S.Korea's Moon says Olympics should lead to nuclear talks with U.S.

22 Jan 2018 | 12:25 PM

SEOUL, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday more efforts should be made to ensure that inter-Korean discussions for next month's Winter Olympics lead to talks between North Korea and the United States over the North's weapons programmes.

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22 Jan 2018 | 11:33 AM

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MELBOURNE - Defending champion Roger Federer faces Marton Fucsovics of Hungary for the first time in his career in the fourth round of the Australian Open, while six-times winner Novak Djokovic takes on reigning Next Gen ATP champion Chung Hyeon.

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Berdych sweeps past Fognini into quarter-finals

22 Jan 2018 | 11:29 AM

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) Thomas Berdych belied his lowest seeding at a grand slam since 2010 by sweeping into his seventh Australian Open quarter-final with a convincing 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini on Monday.

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Pacers make themselves at home in San Antonio

Pacers make themselves at home in San Antonio

22 Jan 2018 | 10:30 AM

Undated, Jan 22(UNI)Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and Darren Collison added 15 as the Indiana Pacers roared into San Antonio and beat the Spurs, the NBA's best home team, 94-86 on Sunday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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