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first_imgIRELAND will play holders New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final after Japan topped Pool A with victory over Scotland on Sunday.The hosts will face South Africa after their 28-21 win over the Scots meant Joe Schmidt’s men finished the group in second place.The All Blacks, winners of the last two World Cups, finished top of their group.Ireland’s last eight match will take place in Tokyo next Saturday.The game against Steve Hansen’s side will be played at the Tokyo Stadium, starting at 11:15 BST.Ireland secured their first win on home soil over the All Blacks last November when a superb chip-and-gather try by Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale helped them to a 16-9 win at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.That added to their historic first win over New Zealand in Chicago two years earlier.Hansen’s men have lived up to their billing as pre-tournament favourites so far in Japan, topping their group with three wins including an impressive opening weekend victory over South Africa.By the quarter-final, it will have been two weeks since the All Blacks’ last game, as Typhoon Hagibis forced the cancellation of their final Pool B fixture against Italy. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Olympic Games starting on Friday in Brazil.Last week the IOC said individual sports’ governing bodies must decide if Russian competitors are clean amid claims of state-sponsored doping.But it now says the newly convened panel “will decide whether to accept or reject that final proposal”.More than 250 Russian athletes have so far been cleared to compete.The three-person panel comprises Ugur Erdener, president of World Archery and head of the IOC medical and scientific commission, Claudia Bokel of the IOC athletes commission, and Spanish IOC member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr, son of the ex-IOC president of the same name.The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) had recommended all Russian athletes be banned after its independently commissioned report found evidence of a four-year “doping programme” across the “vast majority” of Olympic sports.The IOC stopped short of applying a blanket ban in a move criticised by Wada and others, while swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have become the first Russian athletes to appeal against their ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The Olympics start in Rio on Friday.Meanwhile, Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova has asked again for the IOC to reassess her exclusion from Rio.The 800m runner’s testimony helped shed light on the scale of doping in Russian sport, and she was to compete under a neutral flag in Rio.But the IOC ruled that she should not be allowed to take part as she had previously failed a doping test.In a letter to the IOC on Saturday, Stepanova and her husband Vitaly asked the body to “reassess the decision on Yulia”.The IOC responded by saying it had rejected any review of her case and had not discussed the matter at its executive board meeting.“The final decision has been taken already,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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