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McLaughlin updates her 400m hurdles record in US Championships

EUGENE: Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record* to win the 400m hurdles in 51.41 at the US Championships in Eugene on Saturday (25). The world silver medallist, competing on the track on which she set her first world record last year, had […]


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Dutch champions hit for five by England ahead of UEFA Women’s Euro

LONDON: England Women delivered a significant statement ahead of next month’s home European Championship as they came from behind to thrash champions Holland 5-1 at Elland Road in their penultimate warm-up match. After the first half had seen Lucy Bronze cancel out Lieke Martens’ opener, […]


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IBA not competent to run boxing at the Paris Olympics, says IOC

LAUSANNE: The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has decided that the boxing qualifying events and competitions at the 2024 Games in Paris will not be run under the authority of the International Boxing Association..The decision is centred on the athletes and the need to provide […]


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Wimbledon ‘leading way in social responsibility’ over drinks deal switch

LONDON: Wimbledon’s decision to end its Robinsons sponsorship deal shows a developing trend in sport sponsorship, according to a leading data and analytics company.Conrad Wiacek, head of sport analysis at GlobalData, said: “Wimbledon already has a reputation as being one of the most selective rights […]


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Next Winter Games up to 47pc share female participation, says IOC

LAUSANNE: The sports and event programme of the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 will include a record number of women’s events and be the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games edition to date, with 47 per cent female participation. The programme has been approved by […]


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World swimming in vote to tighten rules for transgender competitors

BUDAPEST: Swimming’s world governing body has voted to stop transgender athletes from competing in women’s elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty. FINA will also aim to establish an ‘open’ category at competitions for swimmers whose gender […]


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British Gymnastics funding to continue despite shaming report

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: UK Sport and Sport England will continue to fund British Gynnastics despite a corruscating report into allegations of an abusive culture. A review by Anne Whyte QC found gymnast wellbeing and welfare “has not been at the centre of British Gymnastics’ culture”. […]


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To the moon and back: AIPS Awards celebrate sports media excellence

MARTIN MAZUR / AIPS, DOHA: A stunning open-air ceremony at Khalifa International Stadium, under a shining full moon, saw the climax of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 edition. There were tears, there was joy, and there were powerful and emotional speeches. It was a […]


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Verstappen stretches Formula1 lead after Ferrari pair fail to last the pace

BAKU: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated the latter stages of the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to take the race win and extend his world championship lead. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz both suffered engine problems and had to retire. Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez eventually […]


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