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Ukraine needs to host Olympic Games, says President

KIEV, Jul 17 (Xinhua) Ukraine needs to develop a strategic plan to qualify for hosting the Olympic Games, said President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov and National Olympic Committee president Serhiy Bubka on Tuesdays.

"We need an exact plan to build everything in 3-4 years and then we can apply to host the Olympics. We must be ambitious," he said.

According to the Ukrainian president, the state needs to develop sports infrastructure which can be used for the Olympic Games, and for that, private investments are needed as well as budgetary funds.

The NOC head Bubka noted that the closest upcoming Olympic Games which Ukraine could apply for are the 2030 Winter Olympics or the 2032 Summer Olympics.

Ukraine has never hosted the Olympic Games during the years of its independence. It has been the co-host to the European Football Championship in 2012 and hosted the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.
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Hockey: India women hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic hockey Test Event

18 Aug 2019 | 2:18 PM

Tokyo (Japan), Aug 18 (UNI) The Indian Women’s Hockey team held the World No 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event here at the Oi Hockey Stadium.

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Sri Lanka script record chase at Galle after Karunaratne’s ton

18 Aug 2019 | 2:05 PM

Galle, Aug 18 (UNI) Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test hundred underpinned the
highest successful chase ever at the Galle International Stadium, as Sri Lanka ushered
into the World Test Championship era with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first
Test.

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Woakes says game is wide open after compelling day of Test cricket

18 Aug 2019 | 1:55 PM

London, Aug 18 (UNI) England fast bowler Chris Woakes said that the second Ashes
Test at Lord's could go either way when his side meets Australia on the fifth and final
day.

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Langer explains decision to allow Smith to bat again

18 Aug 2019 | 1:48 PM

London, Aug 18 (UNI) Australia coach Justin Langer explained the decision to allow Steve
Smith to resume batting in the Lord's Test, less than an hour after he retired hurt from a
sickening blow to the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer.

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Three dead in Honduras football violence

18 Aug 2019 | 1:18 PM

Tegucigalpa, Aug 18 (Xinhua) At least three people were killed and several injured - including three players - when violence broke out before a Honduran first division football match on Saturday.

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