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Brisbane close to winning the bid for 2032 Summer Olympics – SportsMint Media



After being advanced to the final stage of the process by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) executive board, Brisbane is set to be confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Summer Olympics. The executive board reached a decision following a report by the Future Host Commission, which just completed a full examination of the Brisbane 2032 initiative. The IOC members might name Brisbane as the host city for the 2032 Olympics as early as next month. IOC members will vote on the plan at the 138th session of the Board of Governors in Tokyo on July 21st, just before the commencement of the 2020 Olympics on July 23.

IOC president Thomas Bach said, “Sport is seen by many governments around the world as essential to the long-term development of their countries and regions. The Brisbane 2032 Olympic project shows how forward-thinking leaders recognise the power of sport as a way to achieve lasting legacies for their communities.”

Using 84 percent of current and temporary venues is one of the primary components of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic program plan. The additional venues will be completed significantly ahead of schedule and regardless of the Games to fulfill the needs of the area’s rapidly rising population.

The organisers have received tremendous support from all three levels of government, the Australian populace, and the commercial sector, and have articulated a commitment to sustainable development and climatic conditions, and athlete-centric Games.

If Brisbane is confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Summer Olympics, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised that the government will cover half the cost. The federal government’s investment is likely to be in the billions of dollars, much beyond its $116 million commitment to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.The IOC says it will remain open to ‘exploratory, non-committal continuing engagement with stakeholders as part of its revamped, more focused and sharing information to future host venues.


Athletics-Berry calls on athletes to seek change in their communities



EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – With a raised right fist, American hammer thrower Gwen Berry on Thursday reinforced her quest for social change.

“I want to impact the world,” Berry, wearing an “Activist Athlete” T-shirt, told reporters after qualifying sixth for Saturday’s final at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

“There are a lot of things going on that are bigger than sport. As athletes we can and should use our voices to bring awareness to issues that affect our communities.”

Berry did just that at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, raising her fist when the U.S. national anthem was played during her medal ceremony.

She was suspended for 12 months by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) because of International Olympic Committee rules that ban protests and demonstrations.

The USOPC in March, though, said that athletes competing in the U.S. Olympic trials can protest, including kneeling or raising a clenched fist on the podium or at the start line during the national anthem.

“Our communities are under attack,” said Berry, a 31-year-old mother. “I want to continue even after I’m a hammer thrower.”

Her protest came four days after world 200 metres champion Noah Lyles had raised his left fist that was enclosed in a fingerless glove before the start of the men’s 100m final.

“Black lives matter,” Lyles said. “I felt like it was important that I throw up some symbol. I’ve done it before and I’m going to continue to do it.”

(Reporting by Gene Cherry; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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35 Laugh Out Loud Clippers Memes



35 Laugh Out Loud Clippers Memes | Sports Takes & News |

The Clippers are a team that has always been in the shadow of the Los Angeles Lakers. Even when the Clippers have produced great teams, they have not been able to get over the hump to win a title. Some say the Clippers may be cursed, but I don’t believe it. I do think the Clippers time is coming, and now that they have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on their squad, that time may be sooner than later. To celebrate how far the Clippers have come to finally becoming relevant, I have pulled out the memes. Here are 35 laugh out loud Clippers memes.

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GAA Fixtures – Football & Hurling – Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht



We have a list of GAA Fixtures –GAA Fixtures – Football & Hurling 2021 – Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht

Saturday 26 June

Munster SFC quarter-finals
Kerry v Clare, Fitzgerald Stadium, 7pm – Sky Sports
Limerick v Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 3pm – GAAGO

Connacht SFC quarter-final
Sligo v Mayo, Markievicz Park, 4.30pm – Sky Sports

Leinster SHC quarter-finals
Dublin v Antrim, Pairc Tailteann, 3pm – GAAGO
Laois v Wexford, UPMC Nowlan Park, 6pm – GAAGO

Joe McDonagh Cup round 1
Kildare v Carlow, Newbridge, 4pm
Kerry v Down, Tralee, 12.30pm

Christy Ring Cup round 1
Wicklow v Roscommon, Aughrim, 4pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 1
Donegal v Mayo, Letterkenny, 1.30pm

Lory Meagher Cup round 1
Longford v Louth, Glennon Bros Pearse Park, 4pm

Ladies NFL Division 1 final
Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 7.30pm – TG4

Ladies NFL Division 2 final
Kerry v Meath, Croke Park, 5pm – TG4

Ulster MFC 2020 semi-finals
Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 1pm
Fermanagh v Monaghan, Kingspan Breffni, 3pm

Leinster MFC round 1
Westmeath v Louth, TEG Cusack Park, 12pm
Kildare v Longford, Newbridge, 12pm
Carlow v Wicklow, Netwatch Cullen Park, 12pm
Laois v Wexford, MW Hire O’Moore Park, 2pm


Sunday 27 June

Ulster SFC first round
Down v Donegal, Newry, 1pm – RTE/BBC

Munster SHC quarter-final
Waterford v Clare, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm – RTE

Leinster SFC first round
Offaly v Louth, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm – GAAGO
Carlow v Longford, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, 4.30pm – GAAGO
Wicklow v Wexford, Aughrim, 3pm – GAAGO

Ladies NFL Division 3 final
Laois v Kildare, Baltinglass, 4pm – TG4 YouTube

Ladies NFL Division 4 final
Leitrim v Louth, St Tiernach’s Park, 2pm – TG4 YouTube
Tuesday 29 June

Leinster U20HC qualifier
Down v Antrim, Ballycran, 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 June

Leinster MFC 2020 final
Meath v Offaly, TEG Cusack Park, 7.30pm

Leinster MHC first round
Down v Antrim, Ballycran, 7.30pm
Friday 2 July 

All-Ireland MHC 2020 semi-final
Limerick v Galway, Ennis, 7.30pm – TG4

Ulster MFC 2020 final
Derry or Tyrone v Fermanagh or Monaghan, TBC, TBC
Saturday 3 July

Leinster SHC semi-finals
Galway v Dublin or Antrim, Portlaoise, 2pm
Kilkenny v Wexford or Laois, Portlaoise, 4.30pm

Munster SHC semi-final
Limerick v Cork, Semple Stadium, 7pm

Ulster SFC quarter-final
Monaghan v Fermanagh, Clones, 3.30pm

Joe McDonagh Cup round 2
Carlow v Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm
Down v Meath, Ballycran, 3pm

Christy Ring Cup round 1
Roscommon v Derry, Dr Hyde Park, 3pm

Christy Ring Cup play-off
Sligo v Offaly, Markievicz Park, 3pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 2
Mayo v Leitrim, Elvery’s McHale Park, 3pm

Nicky Rackard Cup play-off
Armagh v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 1.30pm

Lory Meagher Cup round 2
Louth v Monaghan, Darver, 7pm

Leinster MHC 2020 final
Kilkenny v Offaly, Portlaoise, TBC


Sunday 4 July

Munster SHC semi-final
Tipperary v Waterford or Clare, Páirc Uí Chaoimh or LIT Gaelic Grounds, 3.45pm

Ulster SFC quarter-final
Armagh v Antrim, Athletic Grounds, 3.30pm

Connacht SFC semi-final
Roscommon v Galway, Dr Hyde Park, 1.15pm

Leinster SFC quarter-finals
Kildare v Offaly or Louth, Portlaoise or Navan, TBC – GAAGO
Dublin v Wicklow or Wexford, Aughrim or Wexford Park, 3.30pm – GAAGO
Meath v Carlow or Longford, Tullamore or Navan, TBC – GAAGO
Laois v Westmeath, Tullamore, TBC – GAAGO

Lory Meagher Cup play-off
Cavan v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni, 1.30pm
Tuesday 6 July

All-Ireland U20B HC preliminary round
Sligo v Mayo, TBC. TBC
Saturday 10 July

Munster SFC semi-finals
Cork v Limerick or Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds or Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 3pm
Tipperary v Kerry or Clare, Semple Stadium or Cusack Park, 7pm

Ulster SFC quarter-final
Tyrone v Cavan, Healy Park, 4.30pm

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Preliminary round
Beaten Leinster quarter-finalist v Beaten Leinster quarter-finalist, TBC, TBC

Joe McDonagh Cup round 3
Westmeath v Kildare, TEG Cusack Park, 3pm
Meath v Kerry, Pairc Tailteann, 3pm

Christy Ring Cup round 3
Derry v Wicklow, Celtic Park, 2pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 3
Leitrim v Donegal, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm

Lory Meagher Cup round 3
Monaghan v Longford, Inniskeen, 2pm

All-Ireland U20 HC 2020 final
Cork v Dublin, TBC, TBC

All-Ireland MHC 2020 final
Leinster v Galway or Limerick, TBC, TBC

All-Ireland MFC 2020 semi-finals
Roscommon v Kerry, TBC, TBC
Meath or Offaly v Ulster, TBC, TBC


Sunday 11 July

Ulster SFC quarter-final
Derry v Down or Donegal, Ballybofey or Celtic Park, 4pm

Connacht SFC semi-final
Leitrim v Mayo or Sligo, Avant Money Páirc Sheain or MacHale Park, 2pm

Tuesday 13 July

All-Ireland U21HC B quarter-finals
Armagh v Antrim or Down, TBC, TBC
Meath v Wicklow, TBC, TBC
Roscommon v Mayo or Sligo, TBC, TBC
Derry v Donegal, TBC, TBC
Saturday 17 July

Leinster SHC final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, TBC

Ulster SFC semi-final
Armagh or Antrim v Monaghan or Fermanagh, TBC, 4pm

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Round 1
Beaten Leinster semi-finalist v Munster side, TBC, TBC
Preliminary round winner v Munster side, TBC, TBC

Joe McDonagh Cup final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, TBC

Joe McDonagh Cup relegation final

Christy Ring Cup quarter-final

Nickey Rackard Cup quarter-final

Lory Meagher Cup quarter-final

All-Ireland MFC 2020 final
Sunday 18 July

Munster SHC final
Tipperary or Waterford or Clare v Limerick or Cork, TBC, 4.15pm

Ulster SFC semi-final
Derry or Down or Donegal v Cavan or Tyrone, TBC, 1.45pm

Leinster SFC semi-final
Tuesday 20 July

All-Ireland U21HC B semi-finals
Meath or Wicklow v Armagh or Antrim or Down, TBC, TBC
Roscommon or Mayo or Sligo v Derry or Donegal, TBC, TBC

Saturday 24 July

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Round 2

Christy Ring Cup semi-finals

Nickey Rackard Cup semi-finals

Lory Meagher Cup semi-finals


Sunday 25 July

Munster SFC final
Cork or Limerick or Waterford v Tipperary or Kerry or Clare, TBC, 4pm

Connacht SFC final
TBC v TBC, TBC, 1.30pm
Saturday 31 July

All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals

Christy Ring Cup final

Nickey Rackard Cup final

Lory Meagher Cup final

All-Ireland U21FC semi-finals
Connacht v Ulster
Leinster v Munster
Sunday 1 August

Ulster SFC final
TBC v TBC, TBC, 4pm

Leinster SFC final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, 1.30pm
Saturday 7 August

All-Ireland SHC semi-final
Munster winner v quarter-final winner, Croke Park, TBC

All-Ireland U20HC final
Sunday 8 August

All-Ireland SHC semi-final
Leinster winner v quarter-final winner, Croke Park, 3.30pm


Saturday 14 August

All-Ireland SFC semi-final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, TBC

All-Ireland U20FC final

All-Ireland MHC semi-final
Leinster v Galway, TBC, TBC
Sunday 15 August

All-Ireland SFC semi-final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, TBC


Saturday 21 August

All-Ireland MHC final

All-Ireland MFC semi-finals

Sunday 22 August

All-Ireland SHC final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, 3.30pm


Saturday 28 August

All-Ireland MFC final

Sunday 29 August

All-Ireland SFC final
TBC v TBC, Croke Park, 3.30pm

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