Event Notes: 2017 Tour Of Spain's Grand Depart To Be Held In Nimes, France
Nimes, France Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier said that the 2017 Vuelta a Espana will start in Nimes. Fournier: "The Grand Depart of the 2017 will be held in Nimes, it will be the first time (the race will start from France). It will start with a team time trial" (REUTERS, 7/20). ... Organizers said the "source of the suspected norovirus outbreak" which has hit the Commonwealth Games' Athletes' Village "has been traced." There have been 32 "suspected cases of the sickness." It was "traced to a temporary facility that was in use during construction work in the security area" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 7/18). ... A total of $6,000 "raised by entry fees in the fourth edition of the Phnom Penh International Half Marathon," which was held on Tuesday along the streets of Phnom Penh, was donated to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (PHNOM PENH POST, 7/18).