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Libya's national women's football team is not only struggling on the pitch but also battling a conservative society that frowns on women playing sports in public at all.

Meet George Davies: Former world record holder in pole vault Special

American pole vaulter and former world record holder George Davies chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious career in pole vault.

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

When Selah Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.

Review: Steve Prefontaine enters High School Track and Field Hall of Fame Special

In March of 2018, Olympian Steve Prefontaine was posthumously immortalized in the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was held in New York City.

No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement.

IOC monitoring Samsung Olympic lobbying claims: Bach

The Olympics ethics watchdog will "monitor" developments after South Korean media said Samsung carried out illicit lobbying for Pyeongchang to be awarded this year's Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest."I won't give up this time around ...

Chatting with Josh Prenot: 2016 Olympic silver medalist swimmer Special

Olympic silver medalist and American swimmer Josh Prenot chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career and plans for the future.

Japan hails school clerk who won Boston Marathon

Japan on Tuesday hailed local school clerk Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of the Boston Marathon, who called work after his victory to ask for an extra day off to celebrate.

Football 'miracle' offers shared goal for war-torn Yemen

A "miracle" winning streak has propelled Yemen's senior and youth football teams to the Asian Cup, catching the war-torn nation's attention and offering a common goal to a divided country.

Street side: Indonesia slum kids eye youth 'World Cup'

Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup.

Meet Sandi Morris: 2018 World Indoor Champion Pole Vaulter Special

2018 World Indoor Champion Sandi Morris chatted with Digital Journal about her gold medal win in the women's pole vault in Birmingham.

Op-Ed: Michael Andrew is the 'One to Watch' in swimming in 2018

American swimmer Michael Andrew is the "One to Watch" in competitive swimming in 2018. For the past few years, he has been on fire, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Girls banned from Japan sumo event amid sexism uproar

Japan's sumo association came under fire for sexism again on Thursday after requesting girls be prevented from participating in events showcasing the traditional sport.

Russia 'bought silence' over biathlon doping — report

Russia attempted to buy the silence of world biathlon chiefs to cover up doping, a confidential report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) seen by French daily Le Monde claimed Wednesday.

Rome goes crazy over miracle comeback against Barca

Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive Tuesday night as Roma knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League after a miracle comeback.

'Footquakes': Messi really does make the Earth tremble

It's a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don't believe it? Ask Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona.

The Miami Marlins claim citizenship in the British Virgin Islands

The Miami Marlins are arguing in court that the team, as a corporate entity, is based in the British Virgin Islands, rather than the United States.

Mondo Duplantis talks world junior record, pole vault and future Special

Acclaimed pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his indoor and outdoor world junior records in pole vault, as well as his plans for the future, which include The Pre Classic and European Championships.

Pakistan firmly on road to cricket revival, says PCB

Pakistan's cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival.

MMA star fighter McGregor charged with assault

Irish Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief by New York police on Friday, then led out in handcuffs and driven to court.

British and Russian clubs clash amid diplomatic chill

Football fans out in London Thursday night for a crunch meeting between British and Russian teams had little interest in the political tumult overshadowing the tie even as relations between the two countries plumb historic lows.

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to 'spirit of cricket'

The billionaire Indian Premier League starts Saturday aiming to prove that it is about the "spirit of cricket" rather than success at all costs, after the banning of Steve Smith and David Warner over a Test cheating storm.

Sumo chief sorry after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

The head of Japan's sumo association has apologised after women attempting to perform CPR during a medical emergency Wednesday were repeatedly asked to leave a sumo ring.

Michael Andrew discusses swimming career, longevity and success Special

2016 World champion swimmer Michael Andrew chatted with Digital Journal about his career in competitive swimming. Andrew also discussed the digital transformation of aquatics.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics 'back on track' after rocky start

On a nondescript patch of land east of Tokyo, cranes are whirring frantically against a city skyscraper backdrop as 200 workers toil on the 2020 Olympic canoe venue.

44th Prefontaine Classic to take place in Eugene, Oregon this May

The 44th Prefontaine (Pre) Classic will take place on May 25 to 26, 2018, at the iconic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Review: Shawn Barber jumps 5.92 meters in pole vault at Texas Relays Special

Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber has a major reason to be proud. He was able to clear 5.92 meters at the 2018 Texas Relays that took place yesterday.

Review: Mondo Duplantis sets new world junior record at 5.92 meters Special

Teenage pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has been on a roll this year. He just set a new world junior record at 5.92 meters.

Kim says N. Korea to take part in 2020, 2022 Olympics: IOC chief

Kim Jong Un is committed to sending North Korean teams to the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday after a rare meeting with the leader of the nuclear-armed regime in Pyongyang.

Tearful Warner says tampering scandal may spell doom for Australia career

Former Test vice-captain David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised Saturday over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket.

Meet David Wise: 2018 Olympic gold medalist in the men's halfpipe Special

Acclaimed skier David Wise chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 Olympic gold medal win at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in the men's halfpipe.

Russia's World Cup team told to avoid 'exotic tea'

Russia's World Cup team was told to stay away from "exotic teas" and foreign medicine to avoid testing positive for doping during this year's final.

Australia cricket coach quits, captain breaks down in tears

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said Thursday he would quit after the final match of the scandal-tainted Test series in South Africa after the team's former captain Steve Smith broke down in tears and accepted complete responsibility for the bal...

Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series

A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa.

Tearful Smith takes 'full responsibility' for ball-tampering scandal

Distraught former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith was in tears Thursday as he accepted full responsibility for a ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport, saying he was devastated by his "big mistake".

Review: David Wise wins 2018 Olympic gold medal in the men's halfpipe Special

American freestyle skier David Wise has a major reason to be proud. He won his second Olympic gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Iran captain 'honoured' to return after ban for playing Israelis

Iran's football captain Masoud Shojaei said Tuesday his ban for playing an Israeli club was the "worst incident that could have happened" and he was glad to return as "a soldier" for the national side.

'Smith's Shame' — Australia media slam 'rotten' cricket culture

Australia's cricketers have heaped disgrace and humiliation on the country, the local press said Monday in blasting the "rotten" team culture under the current leadership.

Iran MP slams appearance of footballer who played Israeli club

A conservative lawmaker in Iran slammed the sports federation on Sunday for allowing star footballer Masoud Shojaei to return to the international squad despite appearing against an Israeli team last year.
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