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Footballer Sala's body arrives in Argentina

Progreso - The coffin of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash between Nantes and Cardiff, arrived in Argentina on Friday ahead of his funeral in his hometown of Progreso.

Paralympics lift Russia suspension to Kremlin 'delight'

Bonn - The International Paralympic Committee said Friday it will conditionally readmit Russia by March this year, lifting a suspension imposed over a doping scandal.A Kremlin spokesman responded by saying Russia was delighted.

'No winners' as 100 mushers brave tough Czech sled dog race

Strechov Nad Sazavou - Only half of the 100 mushers who braved one of Europe's toughest sled dog races, the Czech Long Trail, finished the competition which ended on Saturday.

Seoul launches sports sex assaults investigation

Seoul - South Korea will launch an inquiry into sexual and other abuses in the nation's scandal-ridden sports community, the government said Friday, as the sports minister called for an end to its "win-at-all-costs" mentality.

Horse named 'Australian of the year'

Sydney - In the race to find an Australian role model that has demonstrated hard work, grit and honesty in the last year, one Aussie paper has decided the only one in the running is a horse.

With help from diaspora, Palestinians hope for Asian Cup surprise

Ramallah - The Palestinian football team are taking part in their second-ever Asian Cup in the coming days, and team members born in various parts of the world are hoping to spring a few surprises.

Olympic figure skater's murder trial opens in Kazakhstan

Almaty - The trial of two men accused of murdering a male figure skater who won bronze at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 has begun in Kazakhstan, two local news agencies reported Thursday.

WADA team leaves Russia without crucial lab data

Montr - A five-person World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) team is returning from Moscow Friday without the raw laboratory data needed as part of the deal to reinstate Russia to WADA compliance.

Mondo Duplantis talks 2018 accomplishments, future plans, success Special

2018 was the year of Mondo Duplantis in the sport of pole vault. Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 accomplishments and he opened up about his plans for the future.

Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall talks athletic career Special

Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall chatted with Digital Journal about his career in the sport. He offered his advice for hopefuls and he spoke about the digital transformation of pole vault.

Powerful sheikh quits top Olympic body amid late drama

Apo - One of the most influential figures in international sport on Wednesday officially stepped down from a powerful Olympic body as he fights forgery charges in Switzerland.

Hand in hand, Koreas seek to end UNESCO wrestling

Andong - North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organisation UNESCO, but they could share the honours this week when twin applications for traditional Korean wrestling come up for consideration.

Campaigners use Beirut Marathon to urge action on rape

Beirut - Protesters holding signs reading "I will face my rapist" lined the course of Beirut's Marathon on Sunday to call for tougher action against sexual abusers.

Tygart attacks WADA over 'backroom' deal to reinstate Russia

Paris - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart told AFP on Friday that athletes had lost confidence in WADA following the decision to lift the ban on Russia's anti-doping agency.

Op-Ed: Michael Andrew deserves to win at the 2018 Golden Goggle Awards

American professional swimmer Michael Andrew has been nominated for two Golden Goggle awards this year, and he deserves to win both of them.

Growth of Esports raises legal questions

Two Toronto-based lawyers have started Canada’s first law firm dedicated to Esports. Esports are one of the world’s fastest growing industries and it presents several challenges, from streaming rights to contract management.

Thai cave survivors play River Plate at Youth Olympics

Buenos Aires - The players of the Thai junior football team who were rescued after being trapped in a cave for more than two weeks were invited to the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and played at River Plate on Sunday.

Frozen by IOC, boxing in danger of Olympic KO

Buenos Aires - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday that it has frozen relations with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and refused to accredit interim president, Gafur Rakhimov, for the Youth Olympics.

Russia global sports hacking paralleled US election meddling: indictment

Washington - The very day in July 2016 that the World Anti-Doping Agency published a devastating report showing how Russia systematically covered up doping by the country's athletes, Moscow's cyber army allegedly went on the attack.

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards 'moderation'

Jeddah - In a sparse, wood-floored studio, Saudi women squat, lunge and do headstands. Even a year ago, teaching these yoga postures could have rendered them outlaws in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

WADA committee member quits in wake of Russia ban decision

Montr - Olympic champion Beckie Scott resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency committee which recommended ending Russia's drug suspension on Saturday as the global watchdog defended its handling of the case.

US MMA fighter elected to Russia local council

Moscow - The American professional mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson, who was granted Russian citizenship this year, has been elected to the local council of a small town near Moscow.

Iraqi girls take up swimming in IS-free Mosul

Mosul - Her father and grandfather gained fame in the pool. Now, 12-year-old Rama Omar hopes to do the same -- a bold move in Mosul, a former jihadist stronghold in Iraq where swimming was never for women.

Gay Games in Paris for a week of sport, culture and equality

Paris - The Gay Games will kick off in Paris on Saturday, bringing together participants from around the world for a week of sport and culture in a carnival atmosphere.

Hundreds of Macau greyhounds await their forever homes

Macau - On a sweltering afternoon in Macau, panting greyhounds lie in tiny concrete kennels at the gambling enclave's notorious dog-racing track, waiting to learn their fate after the venue closed.

Greek sports pledge support to victims of deadly wildfires

Atenas - NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo led dozens of Greek athletes, sports clubs and associations on Tuesday in expressing their sympathy for the victims of the deadly wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region.

China seeking to ban Taiwan flag from Gay Games: activists

Taipei - Taiwan's gay rights activists on Monday accused China of pressuring organisers of the Gay Games to bar the island's national flag at next month's competition in Paris as ties with Beijing worsen.

Wealthy Qatar clubs fined for not paying players

Lausanne - Two clubs from gas-rich Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, were amongst six fined by FIFA on Thursday for non-payment of salaries to players and were warned they face a transfer ban as a consequence.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

Seoul - When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Then he did it again. And again. And again.The would-be South Korean champion was too young to even know what sex was.

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

Moscow - French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Russia's President Putin for his "perfect" organisation of the World Cup as the two leaders prepared to watch the final on Sunday.
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