Sportsworld's Joanna Gasiorowska attended
the archery world cup

In eight months time the elite of world sport will be gathered in Beijing at the start of the 2008 Olympics.

For smaller Olympic sports, it will be an opportunity to promote their cause in an attempt to gain more exposure, participants, and funding.

One of those sports is archery, which has recently been trying to revamp its image to attract more fans.

It began at the archery world cup, and Sportsworld's Joanna Gasiorowska was there.

Home favourite

Team New Zealand's Jonny Reid

Motor racing's A1 championship moves down under to New Zealand for the next round, where a local hero will be hoping to get back on top of the standings.

Team New Zealand's Jonny Reid was the early pace setter in the championship, and is determined to go one better and win this years title.

To do that, he will need a strong performance at the New Zealand round.

Sportsworld's Wayne Hay reports.

The Dakar rally was cancelled for the first time
in its 30-year history

Dakar future?

What does the future hold for the Dakar rally?

Last weekend one of the most famous events in motorsport was due to begin in Lisbon, Portugal.

But for the first time in its 30-year history, the race was cancelled as a result of security threats.

Rahul Pathak has more.

Tennis talent

Andy Murray started the new year with
his first tournament win

A new year means a new tennis season, and what better way to start 2008 than to win your first tournament?

That is exactly what Andy Murray did at the Qatar Open last week.

The victory meant the 20-year-old broke into the world's top ten.

And with the Australian open just over a week away, Sportsworld's Karthi Gnanasegaram took the opportunity to catch up with one of game's rising stars.

Futsal fever

Thailand has a few secret Futsal weapons

It is credited as Brazilian football's secret weapon - a form of the game which develops skill and strength at an early age.

In the last few years the popularity of Futsal has grown throughout the world, as players like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Rivaldo have all preached the benefits of the smaller game.

Thailand is one of the nations finding Futsal success, and they have a couple of secret weapons of their own.

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