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A new digital platform allows sports fans to become editors of their own highlights show. Owen Evans explains how.

Sport is about so much more than fun, exercise and something exciting to watch if you understand what’s going on and care who wins.

Israel-based WSC Sports, a provider of artificial intelligence-supported sports video highlights, has raised $23m (£18.9m/€20.5m) in Series C funding, the latest marker in the company's continued growth.

GBI Racing, a joint venture between UK pay-television broadcasters Racing UK and At The Races, has agreed a £4.9m (€5.5m/$6.6m) compensation package with the Israeli government after the country moved to ban betting on horse racing.

RCS Sport, organiser of the Giro d’Italia, has today (Monday) formally confirmed Israel as host for the ‘Big Start’ of the 2018 edition of the cycling race, revealing that the country saw off competition from a host of other candidates from Italy and elsewhere to secure hosting rights.

Israel is set to be confirmed as the destination for the ‘Big Start’ of the 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling race next month, according to the Cyclingnews website.