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How Covid-19 has hit global sport again

Paris - Formula One's Australian and Chinese Grands Prix joined the list of events cancelled or postponed on Tuesday as the coronavirus pandemic hit the world of sport once more.

Limited spectator numbers to return to sports events in England

London - Up to 4,000 people can return to outdoor sports stadiums and live performances in low-risk parts of England from December 2, the government said on Monday, permitting the revival of attendance at some Premier League football and other events.

Ronaldo, Johnson test positive as coronavirus surge hits sport

Paris - Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and men's golf world number one Dustin Johnson both tested positive for the coronavirus as a surge in cases cast a shadow over the return of professional sport.

Behind the Lens: Mine Kasapoglu finds her calling in photography Special

Acclaimed photographer Mine Kasapoglu has found her calling in sports photography. She chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her journey and capturing life and sports through her photographic lens.

Brayden Dunbar opens up about 'Better Alone' music video, sports Special

Australian pop sensation Brayden Dunbar chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new music video for "Better Alone" and his love for fitness and sports.

Report: Cyber threats are rising for sports organisations Special

The latest category of website to be placed under increased risk are sports websites, specially where users are encouraged to under personally identifiable information. A new report indicates increased cyber threat activity.

Large sports crowds 'unrealistic' this year: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was "unrealistic" to expect large crowds at sports events this year in countries suffering from community-level transmission of the new coronavirus.

'How do we fix this?' NBA star LeBron James takes on voter suppression

Washington - A conservative commentator once advised him to "shut up and dribble," but basketball legend LeBron James is bringing star power to a voter mobilization movement as concerns over disenfranchisement swell ahead of November's presidential election.

Amazon stops police using its face-recognition tech

San Francisco - Amazon on Wednesday announced a one-year ban on letting police use its facial recognition technology, calling for strong government regulations for its ethical use.

Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lause

Apo - A new Japanese smartphone app will allow fans to send virtual cheers and jeers to sports stadiums in the hope of creating atmosphere at matches played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

Piped noise, robots and 'sex dolls': how to liven up an empty stadium

Fpo - Livening up sport without fans is a challenge for competitions returning after the coronavirus, and organisers have tried several ways to make empty stadiums more appealing.

Review: 'Lady Driver' is a high-octane sports drama film on Netflix Special

"Lady Driver," starring Grace Van Dien and Sean Patrick Flanery, is a high-adrenaline sports drama, which is available on Netflix.

Trump hopes virus-hit sport back 'sooner than later'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday he believed US sports leagues hit by the coronavirus pandemic would resume "sooner rather than later" but declined to set a timetable for their return.

Saudi uses sports 'soft power' as lever of influence

Paris - Saudi Arabia's hosting of the Dakar Rally this month is just the latest international sporting event to take place in the kingdom as part of a multi-billion-dollar push to boost its battered global image.

Review: ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ translates well to the musical stage Special

Toronto - Sports fans don’t often like show tunes, and musical fans aren’t usually jock types. But “Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical”, which made its North American debut in Toronto on Tuesday, takes a stab at bringing the two camps together.

French basketball player fined in China for not looking at flag

Bejing - A French former NBA player has been reprimanded and fined $1,400 by sports officials in China for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem before a game.

Behind the Lens: Mike Lewis talks about swimming photography Special

Acclaimed sports photographer Mike Lewis chatted with Digital Journal about his career photographing swimmers, and he shared his insights on how technology has impacted the sport; moreover, he offered advice for young and aspiring photographers.

Doping casts shadow over Putin's hopes for sporting prestige

Moscow - A proposed four-year doping ban on Russian athletes would deal a huge new blow to President Vladimir Putin's efforts to use sport to boost the country's prestige and his own reputation.

World sport anti-doping body says to probe Russia 'inconsistencies'

Apo - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Monday a probe into "inconsistencies" in laboratory data provided by Russia, raising the possibility of a fresh ban on the country in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

NHL star Panarin says Putin must go

Moscow - Russian star hockey player Artemi Panarin said strongman Vladimir Putin can "no longer tell good from bad" and that his time is up and he must go.

World's first sports-tech blockchain accelerator launched

Tel Aviv - The world’s largest sports innovation platform (HYPE), which has 11 accelerator programs worldwide, has launched the world's first sports-tech blockchain accelerator. The Israel-based organization will be seeking candidates from around the world.

Infosys offers digital solution for French Open tennis tournament

Tennis has been played the same way for decades, with the only digital touches appearing in terms of the scoreboards. This could change a little this summer with Infosys’s digital solution for French Open tennis tournament.

Bodies of missing Italian, Brit found on Pakistan mountain

Islamabad - The bodies of two climbers from Britain and Italy have been found in northern Pakistan nearly two weeks after the pair went missing, the Italian ambassador said Saturday.

Fears grow for missing Italian, Brit on Pakistan peak

Islamabad - Bad weather forced rescuers to call off a search Friday for two climbers from Britain and Italy who went missing in northen Pakistan on a peak known as "Killer Mountain".

WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

Paris - WADA said Thursday that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

Pound says 'not end of world' Russia missed lab testing deadline

Paris - Former WADA president Dick Pound is against imposing fresh sanctions on Russia for missing a deadline to allow World Anti-Doping Agency experts access to its Moscow laboratory."It's not the end of the world," former WADA president told AFP on Friday.

WADA experts begin extracting Russian lab data: minister

Moscow - Russia's sports minister on Thursday said that experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have begun procedures to copy data of the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, their second attempt to do so.

Kremlin blames 'logistics' for missed WADA deadline

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday said Moscow's failure to meet the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline last week to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory could be explained by logistical problems.

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee on Wednesday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline to hand over data from its drug-tainted Moscow laboratory.

WADA team pays first visit to Moscow doping lab

Moscow - A team of World Anti-Doping Agency experts had access for the first time to the Moscow drug-testing laboratory on Wednesday, the Russian Sports Ministry announced.
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