The National Cross Country Center, together with the nearby National Ski Jumping Center, comprises the Nordic Center for Beijing 2022. Cross country skiing and the cross country competitions of Nordic combined and biathlon will be held in front of 5,000 seated and standing audience in 2022. ■
ACCRA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have expressed their condolences and support to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the death of eight teenage footballers in a road accident.
Andre Villas-Boas' side beat PSG 1-0 last Sunday, ending a nine-year winless run against the old rivals, but suffered a bitter 2-0 defeat to St-Etienne on Thursday.
The competition calendar will be confirmed, with the first proposal including 228 competition sessions across 19 matchdays. Based on the current plan, mixed doubles curling will be the first event two days before the opening ceremony while the women's 30km cross-country skiing wraps up the matches in the afternoon of the closing day.
Brazil's Santos also moved within sight of a berth in the next round with a 2-1 win over 10-man Delfin in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta.
The world and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Kipruto, who missed the opening leg of Diamond League series in Monaco in August after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to action after shaking off the virus.
In addition to the infected players, several Flamengo officials and members of the coaching staff - including head coach Domenec Torrent - have tested positive for the virus in the past week.
However, apart from pride and joy, other topics are seemingly keeping the Bavarian's coach Hansi Flick's mind busy. The 55-year-old is turning his thoughts to future challenges.
After 12 matches, Shanghai sat atop the eight-team Suzhou Division with 29 points, four points ahead of Beijing Guoan, while Shijiazhuang slipped out of top four, one point behind Hebei China Fortune to rank fifth with 17 points.
The round of matches ends on Monday with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United, before Wolves entertain Manchester City. Enditem
JERUSALEM, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League after beating Scotland's Motherwell 3-0 on Thursday evening.