WORLD’S OLDEST PERSON PULLS OUT OF TORCH RELAY FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS OVER FEARS OF SPREADING VIRUS

Wed 05 May 2021: The world’s oldest person, a 118-year-old Japanese woman, has decided not to take part in the torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics because of concerns about the coronavirus, an official at her nursing home said on Wednesday, casting more shadows over an event, which is already facing significant hurdles including […]

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BCCI SUSPENDS IPL 2021 AFTER SEVERAL PLAYERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Tue 04 May 2021: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed, said BCCI on Tuesday after several players tested positive for COVID-19. “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” BCCI […]

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FOOTBALL LEGEND MARADONA RECEIVED INADEQUATE CARE, LEFT TO FATE: MEDICAL REPORT

Sat 01 May 2021: Football icon Diego Maradona received inadequate medical care and was left to his fate for a “prolonged, agonising period” before his death last year, an expert medical panel has concluded. The 60-year-old Argentinian succumbed to a heart attack on November 25, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. His passing prompted […]

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JOHNSON REPORTEDLY INTERVENED TO RESCUE SAUDI DEAL TO BUY NEWCASTLE UNITED

Thu 15 April 2021: With British politicians being scrutinised over their lobbying activities, reports have emerged that Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened after Saudi Arabia’s bid to buy Newcastle United football club ran into difficulties. According to the Daily Mail, Johnson asked one of his top aides to investigate after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman warned that […]

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MESUT OZIL DONATES $120,000 TO CHILDREN OF ROHINGYA, SYRIA, SOMALIA

Wed 14 April 2021: German Fenerbahçe midfielder, Mesut Ozil, has donated €101,000 ($120,770) to the Turkish Red Crescent for an aid campaign run during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Anadolu news agency reported. The Turkish Red Crescent Society said in a statement yesterday that Ozil’s donation will be used to provide 2,800 food aid parcels to […]

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TOKYO OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS TO SECURE 300 HOTEL ROOMS FOR ATHLETES WITH COVID-19

Sun 11 April 2021: Tokyo organizers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus but show no or minor COVID-19 symptoms, at this summer’s Olympic Games, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday. According to Kyodo news agency, the organizing committee is considering reserving an entire hotel building located a […]

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ENGLAND CRICKETERS SLAM TASLIMA NASREEN FOR “DISGUSTING” TWEET ON MOEEN ALI

Wed 07 April 2021: England cricketers like Jofra Archer and Sam Billings have come to Moeen Ali’s defence after he was targeted by Taslima Nasreen in a widely-condemned tweet in which she wrote: “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS”. Taslima Nasreen later deleted that post and […]

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SACHIN TENDULKAR HOSPITALIZED ONE WEEK AFTER CONTRACTING COVID-19

Fri 02 April 2021: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday he has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting the novel coronavirus last week. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms. “As a matter of abundant precaution under […]

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UK FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE: REPORT

Thu 18 March 2021: The UK’s Football Association (FA) has been accused of failing to protect children from sexual abuse and for not doing enough to keep them safe, a long-awaited inquiry has revealed.  The report, commissioned by the FA in 2016 and led by senior lawyer Clive Sheldon QC, was published Wednesday and focused […]

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