OLYMPICS: GREECE WITHDRAWS ITS ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM AFTER FOUR COVID CASES

Tue 03 August 2021: The Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that Greece has withdrew from the Olympic artistic swimming contests after four of their swimmers tested positive for Covid-19. One athlete tested positive yesterday, and three more tested positive on Tuesday, causing the team to be ruled out and the athletes to be placed […]

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INDIA ‘THREATENING CRICKETERS’ SIGNED UP FOR KASHMIR TOURNAMENT

Sun 01 August 2021: Former international cricketers are being threatened and warned by the Indian cricket board against taking part in the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL) cricket tournament, organisers and players have said. The KPL is scheduled to start from August 6 in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and will be contested by six teams […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOENMAKER WINS BREASTSTROKE GOLD IN WORLD RECORD TIME

Fri 30 July 2021: South African Tatjana Schoenmaker smashed the long-standing women’s 200m breaststroke world record on Friday to win the Olympic gold medal. The 24-year-old timed 2min 18.95sec to better the 2:19.11 set by Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen in 2013. America’s Lilly King was second in 2:19.92 with her team-mate and training partner Annie […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN SWIMMER TATJANA SCHOENMAKER BAGS SILVER AT TOKYO OLYMPICS

Tue 27 July 2021: Tatjana Schoenmaker won silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday morning, kicking off an all-female two-medal haul for Team SA. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has congratulated Tatjana Schoenmaker for winning a silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the Tokyo […]

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IRANIAN REFUGEE ALIZADEH SHOCKS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JONES AT TOKYO 2020

Sun 25 July 2021: After three outstanding wins in the Tokyo Games’ taekwondo tournament on Sunday, Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from claiming the Refugee Olympic Team’s 1st ever medal. Alizadeh shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones in the round-of-16, beating the British champion 16-12. She went on to defeat Zhou […]

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PALESTINE’S FIRST OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTER TO COMPETE IN TOKYO GAMES

Mon 19 July 2021: Palestinian weightlifter from Gaza, Mohammad Hamada, will be making history by being the first such athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this month. Hamada secured his place after participating in six international qualifying contests since 2019. Reuters reported today that the 19-year-old left Gaza several weeks ago for Doha, Qatar, […]

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MESSI’S COPA AMERICA PHOTO BREAKS INSTAGRAM RECORD AS THE MOST-LIKED SPORTS PHOTO

Sun 18 July 2021: Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi on Saturday broke a historical record on Instagram with his Copa America victory photo. Messi’s most recent Instagram post featuring his first international silverware has received more than 20 million likes, making it the most liked post shared by an athlete on the social media platform. […]

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‘HATE WILL NEVER WIN’: ENGLISH FOOTBALL STAR SPEAKS OUT OVER RACIAL ABUSE

Thu 15 July 2021: English football star Jadon Sancho has spoken out after receiving online abuse for his penalty shoot-out miss in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, with the England winger insisting that “hate will never win”. “As a society, we need to do better, and hold these people accountable. Hate will never win,” Sancho said on Instagram […]

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