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The week in review

8th to 14th February

We start the review by taking a look at the recent 27th Handball World Championships that Cairo so wonderfully hosted. The bronze medal was contested between France and Spain and it was the latter who claimed the honours 35:29. The real stars were the winners Denmark who have scrapped and fought their way to the final to make it back-to-back world titles. The gold medal winners overcame Sweden 26:24 in an incredible final. In cricket we had news earlier in the week that Australia had decided to pull out of the scheduled tour to South Africa. The reason stated was the current situation in the host nation with regards to the virus. In fairness, Australia have a point, but South Africa has learnt from the England tour that had to be abandoned earlier and secure measures were in place to keep players as safe as possible. It meant that New Zealand automatically qualified for the final berth of the World Test Championship. The opponents are to be determined from the current series between India and England. The winners of the Test Championship will be determined in June later this year at Lord's, England. 

Rugby Union fans will be looking forward to the start of the Six Nations tournament today. It is the men's version and earlier this week news was announced that the women's tournament will be rescheduled for April. We still have no clarity on whether the Lions Tour to South Africa will be going ahead or not. The decision is meant to be made within this month. Tennis fans have been waiting for the first Grand Slam of the season with the Australian Open starting on Monday in Melbourne. This year we hope to see Wimbledon return also. There are a number of World Championships starting this week. Pokljuka in Slovenia hosts Biathlon, while Altenberg in Germany hosts Skeleton, Women's Monobob and 4-man Bobsleigh. Heerenveen in the Netherlands hosts Speed Skating, Lahti and Vuokatti in Finland host Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping and Cross-Country for juniors. Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy hosts Alpine and for Snowboarding Cross we head to Idre Fjäll in Sweden. It's a busy week of top-end snow sports as the seasons draw to a close. 

Until next time, we hope you have a great sporting week!


Tuesday - World Athletics Indoor Tour - Gold - Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin, France

Saturday - World Athletics Indoor Tour - Gold - Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA, USA


Tuesday to 21st February - IBU World Championships Biathlon - Pokljuka, Slovenia

Wednesday to Sunday - IBU Cup Biathlon - Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia


Saturday to Sunday - IBSF World Championships - Women's Monobob and 4-man Bobsleigh - Altenberg, Germany 


Thursday to Friday - IFBB Beautiful and Strong - The Best of Fitness - Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic


4th February to Monday - Pakistan v South Africa (2nd Test) - Rawalpindi, Pakistan

5th February to Tuesday - India v England (1st Test) - Chennai, India

Thursday to 15th February - Bangladesh v West Indies (2nd Test) - Mirpur, Bangladesh

Thursday - Pakistan v South Africa (1st T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan

Saturday to 17th February - India v England (2nd Test) - Chennai, India

Saturday - Pakistan v South Africa (2nd T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan

Sunday - Pakistan v South Africa (3rd T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan


Tuesday to Sunday - FEI Dressage World Cup - Wellington, FL, USA


3rd December 2020 to 21st February - FIS eSports Alpine World Ski Championships


Thursday to Sunday - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Pebble Beach, CA, USA


Monday to Wednesday - FIL Luge World Cup (Natural Track) - Laas, Italy

Friday to Sunday - World Championships on Natural Track - Umhausen, Austria

Sunday - FIL World Youth Challenge - Innsbruck, Austria


Saturday - FIM Supercross World Championship - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, USA


Saturday to Sunday - CV Whitney Cup - USA

Rugby Union

6th February to 20th March - Six Nations - Various


Thursday to Sunday - ISU World Speed Skating Championships - Heerenveen, The Netherlands


Thursday to Saturday - IBSF World Championships - Altenberg, Germany

Ski & Snowboarding

5th February to Tuesday - FIS European Cup Freestyle Moguls, Taivalkoski, Finland

Monday to Tuesday - European Cup Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air - Kopaonik, Serbia

Monday to Thursday - CIT Arnold Lunn World Cup - Bardonecchia, Italy

Monday to Sunday - FIS Junior World Ski Championships - Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping - Lahti, Finland; FIS Junior and U23 World Ski Championships - Cross-Country - Vuokatti, Finland

Monday to 21st February - FIS World Ski Championships - Alpine - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Tuesday to Friday - CIT Arnold Lunn World Cup - Abetone, Italy 

Wednesday to Saturday - FIS Telemark World Cup - Passy-Pleine Joux, France

Thursday to Friday - FIS Snowboard Cross World Championships - Idre Fjäll, Sweden

Friday to Saturday - European Cup Aerials - Krasiya, Ukraine

Friday to Sunday - FIS Men's Ski Jumping World Cup - Zakopane, Poland; FIS Masters Cup 2020/2021 - Cerkno, Slovenia

Saturday - Far-East Cup Cross-Country - Shiramine, Japan; FIS World Championship - Ski Cross - Idre Fjäll, Sweded

Saturday to Sunday - European Cup Moguls - Jyväskylä, Finland; European Cup Women's Giant Slalom - Berchtesgaden, Germany; FIS Continental Cup Men's Ski Jumping - Klingenthal, Germany; Nor-Am Cup Aerials - Utah Olympic Park, UT, USA

Ski Mountaineering

Thursday - ISMF World Cup - La Grande Trace 2021 - Superdevoluy, France 


Monday to 21st February - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia

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