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Meet Ricky Berens: 2-time Olympic gold medalist, world champion Special

Austin - Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Ricky Berens chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in the sport, and he opened up about two charitable foundations that he supports.

Olympics: Nuzman freed on bail pending Rio Games vote-rig trial

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian judges on Thursday conditionally released from jail the former head of the country's Olympic committee who is charged with corruption in an alleged vote-buying scandal to secure the 2016 games.

US gymnast Maroney reveals abuse by team doctor

Washington - Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the "Me Too" movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

'Don't hit' foreign fans, Russian Cup mayor tells locals

Moscow - The mayor of the Russian World Cup host city of Kaliningrad advised locals Wednesday to leave the city on match days -- and not to hit fans."Be hospitable and friendly -- don't hit anyone," said the city's mayor Alexander Yaroshuk.

Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for US anthem

Washington - US President Donald Trump slammed the National Football League (NFL) again on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem.

Israel says judo team barred from wearing national emblems in Abu Dhabi

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced a decision by the organisers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi preventing its team from wearing national emblems and the playing of their national anthem.

George Weah: from football pitch to presidential palace?

Monrovia - George Weah, 51, emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his status as a revered figure among young people in his second run for the presidency.

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA - BeIN

Doha - The TV broadcasting rights deal agreed for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, which is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors, was "advantageous for FIFA", a beIN spokesman claimed Saturday.

Refugees take northern French town to cricket glory

Lille - On a rugby field overlooked by a towering cathedral, a group of young refugees has introduced a small northern French town to the beautiful game of... cricket.

Sam Kendricks nominated for IAAF 2017 'Male Athlete of the Year'

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for IAAF 2017 "Male Athlete of the Year."

Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Damascus - Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment on Tuesday as their war-torn country's hopes of qualifying for a first ever football World Cup were dashed during extra time against Australia.

Review: Vangelis Galiatsatos wins gold medal at European Championships Special

Vangelis Galiatsatos, the 17-year old weightlifter from Kefalonia, Greece, won the gold medal at the 2017 European Championships.

Chatting with Tom Shields: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Special

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tom Shields chatted with Digital Journal about his prolific career in swimming, and he offered advice for aspiring swimmers.

Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

Rio De Janeiro - The chairman of Brazil's Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.

Brazil arrests Rio 2016 Olympic committee chairman on corruption charges

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted

Toukyo - Tokyo Olympic organisers said Wednesday that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to a venue intended for triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2020 Games.

Government millions for baseball divides Venezuelans

Caracas - Baseball-mad Venezuelans are bitterly divided over a government decision to pump millions into the game while basic food and medicines are in short supply in the crisis-rocked South American country.

Tennis: Heartbroken Nadal 'wants to cry' over Catalan vote

Bejing - Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal said on Monday he was stunned and felt like crying following a banned independence referendum in Catalonia and a police crackdown.

New technology for sports analytics

Calgary - Motion tracking is being used more often across a range of different sports and the technology is advancing. One area is with biomechanical movement analysis, which is being taken up as a new training resource.
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