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South Africa will not challenge World Cup vote

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France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa

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LONDON - France will host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, a year before the Olympic Games in Paris, after surprisingly beating South Africa and Ireland in a vote on Wednesday. The World Rugby Council disregarded the recommendation of an evaluation report to hand the tenth edition of its showpiece tournament to South Africa. A secret vote by member nations instead saw France, which hosted the 2007 World Cup, beat South Africa 24-15 in a second round.
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France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, beating South Africa

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LONDON - France has been selected to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of South Africa and Ireland on Wednesday. France, which previously hosted the tournament in 2007, beat its rivals in a secret ballot by the World Rugby Council in London on Wednesday. An evaluation report undertaken by World Rugby and third-party experts last month had unanimously picked South Africa as the "optimal choice" for the tenth edition of the tournament, prompting a critical response from the French bid on certain key points.
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France chosen to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, beating South Africa and Ireland

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LONDON - France chosen to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, beating South Africa and Ireland.
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Vote To Decide If Minnesota Will Host World's Fair In 2023

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - A vote in Paris will decide Wednesday whether or not Minnesota and the city of Bloomington will host the 2023 World's Fair, officially called the 2023 World Expo.
At around 10 a.m. Minnesota time, the official delegates from the 130 member countries of the Bureau International des Expositions will cast their final votes. Bloomington is up against Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Lodz, Poland.
The theme of Minnesota's expo bid is “Healthy People, Healthy Planet,” which highlights our state's position as a leader in healthcare and innovation. Minnesota is home to Mayo...
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