Petition pushes to end NZ transgender from competing in the Olympics

A petition to stop transgender athletes from competing with biological women at the Olympic Games has garnered more than 21,000 signatures. New Zealander Laurel Hubbard’s qualification for the women’s weightlifting competition at this summer’s Tokyo Games has brought scrutiny on the International Olympic Committee’s rules. Hubbard, 43, became the first transgender athlete to be selected to represent herContinue reading “Petition pushes to end NZ transgender from competing in the Olympics”

Barca remains hopeful as Messi’s free agency is made official

Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is officially a free agent with his Barcelona contract expiring but the Catalans insist they are in the process of confirming a new deal. The 34-year-old Argentina international’s Barcelona contract expired on June 30, amid speculation of a move away from Camp Nou, which he has called home sinceContinue reading “Barca remains hopeful as Messi’s free agency is made official”

Belgium 1-0 Portugal: Holders dethroned by Thorgan Hazard

Thorgan Hazard’s stunning first-half strike ended the Seleção’s reign as European champions. Match in brief Portugal had the early sniffs of goal with Diogo Jota dragging wide and Cristiano Ronaldo, seeking to become the outright top scorer in the history of international football, stinging the palms of Thibaut Courtois with a free-kick. The Red Devils failedContinue reading “Belgium 1-0 Portugal: Holders dethroned by Thorgan Hazard”

Olympics Games will go ahead even under state of emergency – IOC official

Article: Reuters The Tokyo Olympics will go ahead even if the city is under a state of emergency due to COVID-19, a top Olympic official said on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing organisers of the pandemic-hit Games. With just nine weeks until the Games get underway, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sought to calm fearsContinue reading “Olympics Games will go ahead even under state of emergency – IOC official”

Tiger Woods suffers injuries in single-car accident

Tiger Woods was hospitalized after being involved in a single-car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. According to his agent, Mark Steinberg, Woods suffered “multiple” leg injuries. “He is currently in surgery,” Steinberg told Golf Digest, “and we thank you for your privacy and support.” According to a statement from the L.A. County Sherriff’sContinue reading “Tiger Woods suffers injuries in single-car accident”

Dustin Poirier hands McGregor his first TKO loss

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a barrage of punches midway through the second round on Sunday (24 January) morning to earn himself a knockout victory at UFC 257. The rematch between the two came after McGregor defeated Poirier nearly 6 1/2 years ago. Since they last fought, Poirier has gone on a 10-2 runContinue reading “Dustin Poirier hands McGregor his first TKO loss”

FIFA details Haiti’s Jean-Bart sexual abuse cases

FIFA released details Wednesday of its investigation into systematic sexual abuse of female soccer players in Haiti, saying there were 14 alleged victims of the national federation’s president. The FIFA ethics committee said Yves Jean-Bart, the president of Haiti’s soccer federation for 20 years, allegedly raped girls as young as 14 and took “habitual mistresses”Continue reading “FIFA details Haiti’s Jean-Bart sexual abuse cases”

West Indies women start training camp in Antigua

Twenty-four leading West Indies women cricketers will gather in Antigua this weekend for a training camp at The Coolidge Cricket Ground. The camp will be the first face-to-face assignment with the players for new head coach Courtney Walsh and his technical support team, who will conduct a three-week high-performance program for a mixture of senior playersContinue reading “West Indies women start training camp in Antigua”

International Olympic Committee official uncertain Olympics will take place

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound is uncertain whether the Tokyo Games will be able to go ahead. After the Olympics were postponed in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, they have been rescheduled for this year, with events due to run in Japan’s capital from July 23 to August 8. However, COVID-19 has continuedContinue reading “International Olympic Committee official uncertain Olympics will take place”