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Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. March 30-April 5, 2021.
- Tavatanakit domination. Patty Tavatanakit (THA) totally dominated the ANA Inspiration, an LPGA Major tournament. She was first from the very first day and was able to hold off Lydia Ko (NZL), who scored 62 in the last round.
- Unified Korea? After the International Olympic Committee announced that Brisbane was the preferred host city for the 2032 Olympic Games, South Korean (KOR) news agency Yonhap reported that the Seoul Metropolitan Government intends to put forth a bid alongside Pyongyang (PRK). Both countries already put together a joint ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (KOR).
- All-Star Game moved. Major League Baseball decided to strip Atlanta, Georgia of the All-Star Game host after the state passed a law that, inter alia, requests an official ID or Social Security number to be eligible to vote, reduced ballot drop boxes, and other provisions. The Atlanta Braves communicated their disappointment at the decision. The game will now take place in Denver, Colorado.
- Extreme E. The Saudi desert witnessed a successful start of Extreme E, an Off-Road Rallycross-style series with fully electric trucks and both a man and a woman teaming up to drive each car. The team owned by Nico Rosberg (DEU, former F1 Champion) won the first event with current World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) and former Australian Rally Champion, Molly Taylor (AUS), as the drivers.
- The Jackal retires. Carl Frampton (NIR) announced his retirement from boxing following his unsuccessful challenge to Jamel Herring (USA) for the WBO Junior lightweight World Championship. Frampton leaves the ring with a record of 28-3. His major wins include beating Hugo Cázares (MEX), Nonito Donaire (FIL) and Léo Santa Cruz (MEX) – against he lost the rematch