Favourites New Zealand began their campaign to secure a spot in the Olympic football tournament at Tokyo 2020 with a 6-1 thrashing of Samoa at the Oceania qualifier in Fiji.
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Four-time defending champions Canada beat England to record their second victory at the World Lacrosse Men's Indoor World Championship in British Columbia.
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Israel took a giant step towards securing a place at Tokyo 2020, after stunning hosts Italy at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Africa/Europe qualification event.
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Timur Kulibayev has been re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (HOK) to serve a second four-year term.
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