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Forget dancing horses, surfing and BMX – the Olympic Games need eSports

eSports can be the spark for the International Olympic Committee to update the Olympic Games and reach a larger, more diverse audience

If we have learned anything from the previous few Olympics, it is that the Games are going through an identity crisis. Rocked by a doping scandal and with an older audience than ever, the International Olympic Committee is attempting to rehabilitate its image by appealing to a disinterested youth.

With sports such as BMX freestyle and baseball taking their place alongside archaic remnants from the age of imperialism, like modern pentathlon and dressage, it is difficult to know what or who the Olympics represent anymore. If the IOC is serious about joining the brave new world that seems to have passed it by and more importantly if it wants to keep its sponsors happy, it needs to make serious changes – starting with introducing eSports.

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Carabao Cup draw descends into farce as Charlton get two opponents

• Graphic shows Charlton facing Exeter and Cheltenham in first round
• Forest Green Rovers forced to clarify opponents on Twitter after confusion

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup descended into farce as Charlton Athletic were shown to be playing twice and other clubs were given the wrong opponents in an on-screen graphic.

The broadcast from Bangkok via a livestream on the Thai energy drink’s Facebook page further backfired amid sound issues and a stalling feed.

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Under-20 World Cup has put galaxy of stars on road to global superstardom | Devarshi Lodhia

England’s Dominic Solanke joins Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero in elite group by winning tournament golden ball, but it is no guarantee of a great career

An Argentina side boasting a midfield trio of Juan Román Riquelme, Esteban Cambiasso and Pablo Aimar and a defence featuring Walter Samuel won their second consecutive Under-20 World Cup, using José Peckerman’s floating 3-5-2 formation to devastating effect in Malaysia. Argentina’s top scorer, Bernado Romeo, despite playing alongside future Serie A, La Liga, Champions League and Copa Libertadores winners, did not enjoy such a distinguished career, managing four caps for the national side in a career that came to an underwhelming end in 2012 at San Lorenzo.

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