Australia will host this year’s postponed Twenty20 World Cup in 2022 with India retaining their tournament next year, the sport’s governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. The ICC also confirmed the women’s 50-over World Cup that was scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February-March next year has been postponed to 2022 following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Zealand Breakers may have to follow the lead of the Wellington Phoenix football team and rugby league's NZ Warriors by basing themselves in Australia for the next National Basketball League (NBL) season. The four-time NBL champions are based in Auckland and regularly commute across the Tasman Sea for away games in the Australia-based competition. Breakers' owner Matt Walsh said on Wednesday it was a "50-50" prospect his team would relocate for the new season, which starts on Dec. 3, with Australia imposing another round of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. The Soviet Union's invasion of Hungary, where hundreds of Hungarians were killed and thousands arrested, was responsible for one of the most unforgettable episodes of the games - the ''Blood in the Water'' water polo match between Hungary and the Soviets. Late in the match, Ervin Zador, who had scored two goals for Hungary, was hit by a Soviet player and climbed out of the pool with blood streaming from his head.