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WATCH LIVE: Boxing, BMX cycling, sailing, synchronized swimming and volleyball

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With the Olympics winding down there will be more medals on the line. On Thursday, the gold medal bout of the men’s light heavyweight division between Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz and Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov will be held, with there also being semifinal bouts in three other divisions. American Shakur Stevenson will not be fighting in the bantamweight semis however, as he’s advanced to the gold medal bout via walkover.

At the sailing venue they’ll once again look to hold the men’s and women’s 470 races that have been delayed due to weather, and there will also be medal races in the men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX competitions. The women’s volleyball semis, beginning with Team USA taking on Serbia in the afternoon and tournament surprise China playing the Netherlands in the nightcap, are also on Thursday’s schedule.

Lastly, the men’s BMX competition moves to the quarterfinal round and synchronized swimming begins the team portion of its competition with the technical routines.

WATCH LIVE: Women’s volleyball, semifinals — Noon Eastern

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WATCH LIVE: Synchronized swimming, team technical routines — Noon Eastern

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WATCH LIVE: Sailing medal races, men’s and women’s 470, men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX — Noon Eastern

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WATCH LIVE: Cycling, men’s BMX quarterfinals — 12:30 p.m. Eastern

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WATCH LIVE: Boxing, Men’s light heavyweight gold medal bout, women’s flyweight semis, men’s bantamweight semis, men’s middleweight semis — 1 p.m. Eastern

IOC pledges €500,000 to help restore Notre Dame ahead of 2024 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee plans to donate €500,000 ($562,000) to the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in the 2024 Olympic host city.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that he wants to see Notre Dame restored within five years.

“The aim of completing the reconstruction in time for Paris 2024 will be an extra motivation for all of us,” IOC president Thomas Bach wrote in a Wednesday letter to Paris 2024 chief Tony Estanguet, according to a translation by Agence France-Presse, which reported Notre Dame is on the planned marathon and road cycling routes. “All the Olympic Movement and in particular the IOC have been extremely touched by the instantaneous connection the French have made between Notre Dame cathedral and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

More than $500 million has been pledged overall from around the globe after a fire ravaged the 850-year-old cathedral on Monday.

NBC News has more on the Notre Dame fire here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Patrick Kane joined by NHL All-Stars on world championship roster

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NHL All-Stars Jack EichelRyan Suter and Cory Schneider join previously named captain Patrick Kane to lead the U.S. at next month’s world hockey championship in Slovakia, seeking the nation’s first title at a standalone worlds since 1933.

Sixteen players were added to the roster in Thursday’s announcement with more to come before worlds open May 10 and more teams get eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, making more players available. The IIHF allows up to 25 players per nation.

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill will be the U.S. head coach for a third straight worlds. The Americans lost in the quarterfinals in 2017 and earned bronze in 2018, sandwiching an Olympic quarterfinal exit in PyeongChang without NHL players.

Sweden is trying to become the first nation to three-peat at worlds since the Czech Republic in 2001.

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Preliminary IIHF World Championship Roster
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Alex DeBrincat (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres)
Luke Glendening (Detroit Red Wings)
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Clayton Keller (Arizona Coyotes)
Chris Kreider (New York Rangers)
Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia Flyers)
Frank Vatrano (Florida Panthers)
Colin White (Ottawa Senators)

Defensemen
Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks)
Alec Martinez (Los Angeles Kings)
Brady Skjei (New York Rangers)
Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild)

Goalies
Thatcher Demko (Vancouver Canucks)
Cayden Primeau (Laval (AHL))
Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)