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Postponed Tokyo Olympics to cost extra $2.4 billion

The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will cost at least an extra $2.4 billion, organisers said Friday, with the unprecedented postponement and a raft of pandemic health measures ballooning an already outsized budget. The extra costs come as officials work to build…
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Stéphanie Frappart and the other women who make sport history

France became, on Wednesday, the first woman to whistle a Champions League game. The referee’s performance has generated several reactions on social networks. But there are other prominent women with relevant positions in football. Know who they are. She is 36 years…
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Homosexuality in football is still taboo

Since 2012, no player has openly come out as a homosexual Homosexuality continues to be a “non-issue” in sports king. So far, few players have gone public, and when they did, it was after they had the last kick in the ball. However, the most popular example was that…
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Manny Pacquiao points to the Philippine presidency in 2022

Boxer and senator Manny Pacquiao was elected president of the PDP-Lanban, which is the political party of the Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, and winner of the 2019 legislative and municipal elections. “Fair but firm, this is the kind of leadership that can be…
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Grosjean escapes impressive Bahrain GP crash

Accident happened shortly after the race started. The car broke in half and burned. Frenchman walked out of the wreckage French driver Romain Grosjean, from Haas, suffered a striking accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix in the early stages of the race. The car that he drove…
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Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners

Around 9,000 runners — some wearing face masks — took part in theShanghaiInternational Marathon Sunday, Chinese media said, a rare mass event in a year when coronavirus laid waste to most such sport. Prior to the race officials touted it as an…
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Blatter, Platini probe shifts to fraud accusation

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini are now being investigated for “fraud” and “breach of trust” in Switzerland, a source with access to the probe said on Friday The former power brokers of world football were…