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Julian Guyer
For Julian Guyer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
New Zealand's cricketers practice in Mumbai on Monday, ahead of their match against India on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Nov 14, 2023
Ferguson says 'we all start from zero' in New Zealand-India cricket semi
Tournament hosts India have been the form side of the 10-team event, winning all nine of their group matches.
Estimated costs to rebuild the closed Eugenio Monti sliding sports track in Cortina, Italy, had risen to €80 million ($84 million).
OLYMPICS
Oct 17, 2023
Sliding events at 2026 Winter Olympics to be held outside Italy
Austrlia's Innsbruck, one of the nearest possible alternatives, has been suggested as a venue for the luge, skeleton and bobsleigh competitions.
IOC President Thomas Bach says the organization is keen to embrace esports as well as the use of artificial intelligence at future Olympic Games.
OLYMPICS
Oct 15, 2023
IOC to explore Olympic Esports Games
Estimates suggest over 500 million of those are interested specifically in esports, which include virtual sports and sport simulations.
Sebastian Coe speaks at a news conference during an International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai on Saturday.
OLYMPICS
Oct 15, 2023
Sebastian Coe says IOC made 'only decision' in banning Russia
The IOC's move came after the Russian Olympic Committee recognized regional organizations from four annexed Ukrainian territories.
The men's Cricket World Cup opens in India on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Oct 3, 2023
Death or glory? World Cup anchors changing game of one-day cricket
The sport's greatest off-field change since 2011 is the number of people questioning whether the ODI format has much of a future outside of a World Cup.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Cricket
Jul 5, 2023
Jonny Bairstow row casts shadow over third Ashes test
Only an Australia side inspired by batting great Don Bradman have come from 2-0 down to win a test series, taking the 1936-37 Ashes 3-2.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 20, 2022
New England boss Steve Borthwick wants to revive Twickenham 'roar'
The appointment comes after Australian Eddie Jones was fired following England's worst year of results since 2008, with only five wins from 12 games and the 2023 Rugby World Cup looming.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 7, 2022
Ruthless England sacks Eddie Jones nine months from Rugby World Cup
Jones' future was in the balance following a recent Autumn series where a lone win over Japan and fortunate draw with New Zealand were bookended by defeats.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 27, 2022
Springboks hail 'special' Twickenham triumph as Eddie Jones defends record
South Africa's domination of England in their final test of the year was reminiscent of their overwhelming win over the same opponents at the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Sep 11, 2022
Anthem nerves a worry for rising England star Ollie Robinson
Before play in the third test against South Africa finally started on the scheduled third day of five, England paid its respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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