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Qatar’s World Cup bosses promise to investigate stadium worker’s death

DOHA: Organisers of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar are investigating the death of an Indian construction worker at one of its sites. Qatar has come under heabvy pressure fron international trades unions and human rights groups over labour abuses and has been urged ...
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Still tight at the top in Spain as leading trio maintain winning pace

MADRID: Barcelona, Atletico and Real Madrid remain locked together in pursuit of the Spanish league title after all three won their latest Liga challenges. The two clubs from the capital kept up the pressure on Barcelona with early wins on Saturday the champions responded in ...
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FIFA banishes its ‘vanishing official’ for five years over cash grab

ZURICH: FIFA’s ethics committee has banned former Bahamas football official Lionel Haven for five years without being able to tell him directly writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Haven, once a member of the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union under the disgraced Jack Warner, had failed ...
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Newcastle handed new hope as Darlow and Townsend see off Palace

LONDON: A superb free kick from Andros Townsend lifted Newcastle out of the Premier League relegation zone as Rafael Benitez’s rescue mission gathered pace with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. The £12m January signing struck his third goal in five games after 58 minutes ...
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Sarah Attar at London 2012 . . . first Saudi woman to compete in Olympic track and field

Bad news for IOC as women’s sport still struggles to make progress in Saudi Arabia and Iran

JAMES M DORSEY: With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemony, women’s sport is emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising. Saudia Arabia’s ...
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Platini optimistic that ‘I am going to win’ and CAS will clear his name

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Michel Platini is hopeful of resuming his command of European football after his appeal against a six-year suspension from all football activities was heard by three judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Frenchman, who remains president of European federation ...
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PyeongChang given all-clear by Korean government to keep venues standing

SEOUL: Organiserfs of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics have been given a legacy encouragement after South Korea’s government confirmed that two ice sports venues scheduled for demolition after the Games will now remain in place. A meeting headed by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed that ...
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Yates set to escape dope-test ban after another upset for British cycling

LONDON: The crisis in British cycling has escalated after Simon Yates failed an in-competition drugs test, with his team blaming an “administrative error” over the use of an asthma inhaler. It appears that Yates, one of the Britain’s brightest road-race prospects, will escape a suspension ...
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London 2017 tries to rebuild confidence with new board appointments

LONDON: Organisers of London’s staging of the  2017 World Athletics Championships have starting to fill the vacancies created by the flight of an assortment of former senior executives. Sir Robin Young, who headed the Department for Media, Culture and Sport as Permanent Secretary between 1998 and ...
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