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Volleyball: Ter Horst promotes in Italy

2.17 pm: Volleyball player Thijs ter Horst promotes in the Italian league. The 28-year-old Almeloër moves from Ravenna to Perugia, which was in third place when the SuperLega was broken due to the corona crisis. Ter Horst has been a fixture in Orange for years.

The passer / runner previously played in Italy for Verona (three years) and Piacenza (two). After a few seasons in the South Korean league with Samsung Bluefangs, he returned to Italy with Ravenna last year. With that team, he was in sixth place when the season ended.

Another international, Sjoerd Hoogendoorn, is leaving Perugia after two years, which is headed by Belgian trainer Vital Heynen.

Olympic Games: Australia postpones plans for “2032”

12.45 pm: Authorities in the Australian state of Queensland have postponed plans to bring in the 2032 Olympics. Queensland is planning to run for the 12-year Games, with the city of Brisbane as its main venue. However, due to the corona crisis, preparations have been stopped indefinitely.

“We all understand that there are now urgent issues for governments to address in the areas of public health and community welfare,” said John Coates, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Chairman of Australia’s Olympic Committee . “Once we get through this crisis, the candidacy for the Games could play a role in employment and growth of the Queensland economy.”

Australia hosted the Summer Games twice, in Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000). The Games are scheduled to be held in Tokyo this year, but due to the corona crisis, the global sporting event has been postponed to 2021. It will be Paris in 2024, Los Angeles four years later.

Cycling: Vingegaard wins ‘home competition’ Jumbo-Visma

12.20 pm Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard has won the online competition of Jumbo-Visma. The 23-year-old Vingegaard was the best on Sunday in the last of four matches on Zwift, a digital bicycle trainer with an interactive training program. The riders of Jumbo-Visma competed against each other on the Alpe du Zwift, a climb of about 12 kilometers.

Vingegaard, kicking hard in his attic room, managed to shake off his New Zealand teammate George Bennett in the last stretch to the finish. Mike Teunissen, the leader in the rankings of the Jumbo-Visma eCompetition after three games, finished sixth. That turned out to be just not enough to win the final classification. Vingegaard came out at 47 points, Teunissen at 46.


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