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Acclaimed Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis chatted with Digital Journal about his career in pole vault. Last year, he set a world junior record in the sport.

NBA, NFL hit back after Trump tirade

President Donald Trump triggered a backlash from the US professional sports world on Saturday after withdrawing a White House invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and condemning NFL players protesting the national anthem.

Interview with Cody Miller: Olympic gold medalist, World Champion Special

2016 Olympic gold medalist swimmer Cody Miller chatted with Digital Journal about his win at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.

Professional bull rider Matt Triplett talks Nassau Coliseum shows Special

Professional bull rider Matt Triplett sat down and chatted with Digital Journal on September 22 at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall on Long Island.

Prince Harry cheers on athletes ahead of Toronto Invictus Games

Prince Harry attended a training session Friday for athletes who will compete in the upcoming Invictus Games for soldiers and veterans wounded or disabled in battle.

Ex-Spanish king at 79 becomes world sailing champion

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos at 79 has been named world sailing champion along with his crew during the classic six competition in Vancouver that also included American Dennis Conner.

Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to hug each other tearfully when their compatriot secured the team sparring gold and the title of worl...

France 'to stay home' if no Korea security guarantee

France will not attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang if the current international stand-off over North Korea's atomic weapons programme worsens and security cannot be guaranteed, the country's sports minister said Thursday.

Olympic pole vaulter Toby Stevenson talks pole vault, success Special

Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career as a pole vaulter for Team USA, and as a Assistant Coach at the University of Kentucky.

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday.

Splashes galore as Frisian pole-jumpers reach for the sky

At 22, Dutch pole-jumper Sytse Bokma is getting to the top of his game -- literally. But on a muggy summer's afternoon in rural northern Netherlands, things just weren't going his way.

Chop and change? Turkmenistan stages Asian martial arts

Turkmenistan's image-conscious strongman Gurbanguly Berymukhamedov on Sunday kicked off a 10-day regional sporting event the isolated country is hosting despite a slew of economic and rights concerns.

World Cup ticket sales start Thursday

FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in Russia.

International Olympic Committee readies to crown Paris, Los Angeles for 2024, 2028

The International Olympic Committee will crown Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a welcome feel-good factor amid a gathering storm of corruption allegations.

Olympic chief defends handling of corruption case

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his organisation's handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.

Graft and white elephants: Rio's Olympic legacy

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.Brazilians have got used to public officials' incompetence and corruption.

No sand, no problem: Beach football in landlocked Afghanistan

At a makeshift beach in landlocked Afghanistan, children as young as eight, wearing baggy Real Madrid and Barcelona shirts with "Ronaldo" and "Messi" printed on the back, joyfully kick and chase the ball.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins Domspringen pole vault competition in Germany Special

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks won first place in the Domspringen pole vault meeting on September 6 in Aachen, Germany.

Olympics: IOC prepares Paris, LA award amid graft storm

The International Olympic Committee opens a week of high-level meetings here Monday, preparing to rubber-stamp the award of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics as the movement battles a fresh wave of corruption revelations.

Cricket: Tales of tragedy, triumph from Pakistan's Gaddafi Stadium

Groundsmen are rolling down the pitches, welders are repairing barbed wire, and workers are splashing on a new coat of paint at Pakistan's centrepiece Gaddafi Stadium, which has witnessed both history and controversy -- and is now preparing to retake c...

Megabucks deal just the start, says IPL chairman

The Indian Premier League is expecting even higher returns in the years ahead after striking a bumper $2.55 billion broadcast deal to become one of the world's richest sports competitions.

41 cities bidding for 2026 World Cup games

Forty-one cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, officials said Thursday.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Brazilian officials said Tuesday that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee into awarding Rio de Janeiro last year's Games.

Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt talks proudest moments, future Special

The world's fastest human, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, chatted with Digital Journal about his proudest moments in track and field, and he opened up about his future.

Jeff Hartwig talks pole vault, proudest accomplishments, success Special

American pole vaulter Jeff Hartwig chatted with Digital Journal about his proudest moments in the sport. He gave advice for aspiring athletes and discussed how technology has changed contemporary track and field.

Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.

Germany football stars slam Nazi chants

Germany players have blasted a hardcore group of crowd members for shouting Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier as the world champions hope to secure a finals berth on Monday.

Neymar moves into sprawling mansion near PSG training ground

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian superstar Neymar has moved into a five-storey, 1,000-square-metre (10,800 square foot) mansion in the posh western Paris suburb of Bougival, sources said Friday.

Boxing: Pacquiao pulls out of title rematch with Horn

Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Friday pulled out of a rematch with world champion Jeff Horn, leaving the Australian looking for another challenger in his title defence.

Women's high jump world record turns 30 years old

The women's high jump world record (2.09 meters) that was set on August 30, 1987, in Rome, Italy, has turned 30 years old.

Daniel Mitchell discusses career in sports photography Special

Esteemed photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his career in sports photography, as well as the digital transformation of photography industry.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins first place at IAAF World Challenge in Berlin Special

On August 27, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued his winning streak at the IAAF World Challenge meeting that took place at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

I'm finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.

McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather

Conor McGregor saluted Floyd Mayweather's clinical boxing masterclass here Saturday -- but insisted he felt he could have fought on beyond a 10th round stoppage.

Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout here Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory.

Boxing: Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory.

Boxing: TV demand forces delay of Mayweather-McGregor

A surge in pay-per-view television demand forced a delay to the start of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's Las Vegas superfight on Saturday.

Catching up with Sam Kendricks: 2017 World Champion in pole vault Special

On August 26, World Champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal. He discussed his win at the London Championships, hearing the national anthem in his honor, and he opened up about the impact of technology on pole vault.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins first place in IAAF Diamond League in Zurich Special

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continues his winning streak in pole vault this year. On August 24, he won first place at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich.

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.
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