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    17/11/64
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  1. The 2021 edition of the Island Games in Guernsey has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the International Island Games Association (IIGA) confirmed the move after holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Competition was due to be held on the Channel Island between July 3 and 9 next year, meaning the event is a victim of the global health crisis despite being nine months away. The IIGA will now attempt to find new dates for next year's Games but the event will not take place in 2021. Island Games in Guernsey postponed due to coron
  2. 1968 US Olympian John Ferris has lost his battle with lung cancer, dying last weekend at the age of 71. Ferris made his sole Olympic appearance at the 1968 Mexico City Games. At that event, Ferris took part in the first-ever 200 IM at an Olympic Games. There, he finished 3rd, securing a bronze medal with a time of 2:13.30. Joining him on the podium in 1968 were fellow Americans, Charlie Hickcox, with a 2:12.00 Olympic record, and Greg Buckingham with a 2:13.00. He also picked up bronze in the 200 butterfly with a 2:09.30, behind American Carl Robbie (2:08.70) and Great
  3. More bad news for the Thomas & Uber Cups Finals. Indonesia - the most successful team in Thomas Cup history - and 2010 Uber Cup winners South Korea have become the latest countries to pull out of next month's Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, further putting the event in doubt. Concern over the coronavirus pandemic is why the nations have withdrawn, and five of the 16 teams to have qualified for both the Uber Cup and Thomas Cup have now pulled out of the flagship event in Denmark. Indonesia and South Korea latest to pull out of Thomas and Uber Cup Finals
  4. Alan Minter. Great Britain. Light-middleweight boxing bronze medallist at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Age 69. Munich 1972 bronze medallist and former world champion Minter dies aged 69
  5. Ernest John Obiena (Philippines) wins the pole vault in Ostrava with a clearance of 5.74 meters. He defeated Renaud Lavillenie on countback.
  6. The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year "with or without Covid", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the "Games that conquered Covid". Tokyo Olympics: Games will go ahead 'with or without Covid', says IOC VP - BBC News
  7. Orlando Bauzon. Member of the Philippine national basketball team to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Age 75. Former Olympian, PBA pioneer Orly Bauzon dies at 75
  8. Coach John Thompson, who led the Georgetown University Hoyas basketball team to victory at the 1984 national championship, has died aged 78. Thompson, who was the first black coach to win the title, is credited with boosting minority representation in college basketball during the 1980s. He coached Georgetown for 27 seasons, and in 1988 led the US Olympic basketball team to a bronze medal John Thompson: Legendary African American basketball coach dies - BBC News
  9. Swedish runner Folke Alnevik, who was the world's oldest living Olympic medallist, has passed away at the age of 100. Alnevik was part of the 4x400 metres relay team that took bronze for Sweden at the London 1948 Olympics. World's oldest living Olympic medallist Alnevik passes away aged 100
  10. Bangkok, Thailand hosted the Asian Games back to back in 1966 and again in 1970 when South Korea encountered problems with financing and politics
  11. he Athletes' Village for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been scrapped after a review into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic found it could not be delivered on time. Birmingham 2022 scrap Athletes' Village after review of pandemic impact
  12. Rich Perlman of the Sports Examiner is reporting that the United States is planning to launch a bid for the 2027 World University Games (Summer Universiade). United States Aiming to Host 2027 World University Games
  13. Two-time Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Vitold Kreyer of the Soviet Union has died aged 87. He won his medals at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Games. Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Kreyer dies aged 87
  14. Swedish cross-country skier Jan Halvarsson, who won silver in the men's 4x10 kilometres relay at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, has passed away at the age of 77. Swedish Winter Olympic cross-country skier Halvarsson dies at 77
  15. Khalil Taha. Lebanon. Wrestling. Winner of the bronze medal in the Greco Roman welterweight division in the 1952 Summer Games. Lebanon's first Olympic medallist. Age 88. Lebanon's first Olympic medallist Taha dies aged 88
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