Sports World: Norovirus-hit Games venue to be cleaned

Norovirus-hit Games venue to be cleaned

GOLD COAST (Australia) • The Southport School that will serve as a venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to be sanitised owing to the norovirus, which causes nausea and vomiting, before the athletes arrive for the multi-sport event from April 4-15. It has been ordered to close from March 26-28.



FA chief sorry for offensive comments

LONDON • English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn apologised yesterday for "offensive" comments he made comparing the Jewish Star of David with symbols such as the Nazi swastika.

The remarks came as he explained Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's FA charge for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan leaders.



U.S. beat Argentina to win Vegas Sevens

LOS ANGELES • The United States won the Las Vegas Sevens on Sunday, their first win on home soil and just their second title in the world rugby series.

In a surprise final, Danny Barret scored two tries while Perry Baker and Carlin Isles had one apiece in a 28-0 rout of Argentina.

The Singapore leg will take place at the National Stadium from April 28-29.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe