Exclusive: Weightlifting coach Korany overturns life ban and is free to work again

Khaled Korany, who was banned from weightlifting for life after being held responsible for a doping scandal involving teenaged girls, is clear to return to work after winning an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Egyptian not only had his ban rescinded, but won an award of CHF 5,000 (£4,503/$5,423/€5,056) from the […]

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Usyk argues Russian victories at Paris 2024 would be “medals of blood”

Ukrainian world heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk has told International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach that achievements by Russian athletes at the Paris 2024 Olympics would be “medals of blood, deaths and tears”. Usyk has been a vocal critic of the military assault on Ukraine which prompted the IOC to recommend that athletes from […]

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Bidding for Maradona “Hand of God” ball approaches $1.5 million with one day to go

Bidding for the ball involved in Diego Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” goal at the 1986 FIFA World Cup has reached nearly $1.5 million (£1.25 million/€1.4 million) with a day left before the auction is due to end. In one of the most iconic moments in FIFA World Cup history, Maradona flicked the ball with […]

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Paris Mayor Hidalgo says she does not want Russian delegation at 2024 Olympics while war continues

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says she does not want a Russian delegation at the 2024 Olympics while the war continues in Ukraine. Hidalgo added that she did not believe the “neutral” banner which Russians may be allowed to compete under existed. This marks a change in opinion from comments by Hidalgo last month when she […]

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Poland claim 40 nations against Russia return at Paris 2024 but US and Canada open to neutrality

Polish Sports Minister Kamil Bortniczuk has claimed that up to 40 countries are opposed to the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, but officials from both the United States and Canada have backed plans for them to return to competition under a neutral banner. The contentious topic over […]

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Paris 2024 Olympic flame to arrive in France at Marseille, carried by sailing ship

The Olympic flame for Paris 2024 will be transported from Greece in a three-masted tall ship which will arrive in France at the Old Port of Marseille, venue for next year’s sailing competition, French organisers announced today. After being lit at Olympia, site of the ancient Games in Greece, the Olympic Torch will be taken […]

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Britain to hold summit to discuss return of Russian athletes, reveals Ukrainian NOC

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOCU) has announced that Britain will stage a summit of European Sports Ministers to discuss the contentious move to reintroduce Russian and Belarusian athletes for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris. NOCU President and Ukrainian Sports Minister Vadym Guttsait revealed the plans when he held a press conference along […]

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Ukraine war victims to benefit from £2.3 billion after Abramovich’s Chelsea sale

Victims of the war in Ukraine are set to benefit from £2.3 billion ($2.8 billion/€2.6 billion) of proceeds from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s sale of English football club Chelsea. The British Government is reportedly awaiting the green light from the European Union to donate the substantial figure to aid humanitarian efforts in Ukraine which remains […]

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Exclusive: Coventry will not confirm whether or not will stand for IOC President as backs Bach on Russia stance

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Kirsty Coventry has welcomed the move to facilitate the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes at sports events and their inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Following the invasion of Ukraine in February last year, the IOC recommended that athletes from both countries are excluded from international competitions. It has […]

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Al Khalifa elected unopposed for final term as AFC President

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain has retained his position as President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Al Khalifa was elected unopposed at the 33rd AFC Congress in Manama, which is set to be his last term as AFC chief. The Bahraini, who first became President in 2013 when he replaced Mohammed […]

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