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Stories about Sport

COP26: Kenyan sports personalities call for decisive action to combat the climate crisis

In November, over 50 Olympians and Paralympians called on world leaders to deliver climate action during the COP26 in Glasgow in a video campaign titled ‘Dear Leaders of the World’

Deaths of three Kenyan athletes puts focus on mental health and gender-based violence

Kenya has lost close to 45 million US dollars in revenue from sports since March 2020 due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. This has exacerbated the mental health of...

“Hong Kong, add oil” is censored as Pro-Beijingers associate the expression with sedition

"This paranoia says nothing but weakness. Changing shirts and covering up tattoos are easy things to do. Changing hears and minds? Forget about it."

Cameroon’s teenage cricket star Maeva Douma takes women’s sport to greater heights

Cricket, a relatively new sport in Cameroon, is on a steady rise with over 7,000 children from different regions who are now being trained for the game. 

Taiwan: Deepfake pornographic video victims call for new laws against sexual violence in cyberspace

Taiwan's recent arrest of popular YouTuber Xiao Yu, Zhu Yuchen, for allegedly selling deepfake pornographic videos of public figures has drawn public attention to artificial intelligence (AI) crimes.

Female foeticide to football in Nepal

Srijana Singh Thakuri of Nepal's national women's football team: "My story is not unique. It is just what happens when girls and women are given a chance, opportunity, and investment."

Eleven-year-old Aussie's online magazine showcases women's sports

'If you want a feel good podcast — meet Abbie, the creator of @HerwayMagazine. She’s 11-years-old and smashin’ ceilings!'

FIBA Women's Afrobasketball tournament continues in Cameroon amidst sexual abuse scandal

Reports allege that coaches and Malian Basketball Federation (FMBB) officials for Mali's under-18 and under-19 national teams sexually harassed, abused, and assaulted dozens of teenage players since 1999.

Socializing with extremists and ‘hoaxers': Tennis star Novak Djokovic's controversial visit to Bosnia

"This is not the first time Djokovic has caused controversy by endorsing deeply problematic Serb nationalist figures."

Athletes’ mental health is neglected in post-Olympic phase, new study finds

With the Olympic Games and the Paralympics both over, there have been concerns about what the fame and spotlight does to athletes post-Games.

Forgotten history: American aeronaut Jeanette Van Tassel lies buried in Dhaka Christian Cemetery

A daredevil aeronaut from the US took part in the first manned balloon flight in present-day Bangladesh in 1892, which ended in a tragedy.

What did Japanese people really think about the Olympics?

To gauge public sentiment following the end of the Olympics, Global Voices used the Twitter API to track the online conversation.

Team Azerbaijan returns from Paralympics with 19 gold medals

Team Azerbaijan, secured a total of 19 medals, including 14 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze.

Namibian female sprinters are victorious at World Under-20 Athletics Championship amidst bans over discriminatory tests

In April 2021, the World Athletics introduced new rules for female classification which banned four athletes — all from Africa — from participating in the 800m race.

Belly dancing class in Kuwaiti ladies gym stirs uproar, prompting government intervention

The gym, located in the northern city of Al-Jahra, infuriated its conservative and tribal residents who saw belly dancing classes as violating their traditions and values.

Olympics: COVID-19 widens gap between Latin America and wealthier nations

The Olympics has long been a stage for national rivalry. The Tokyo Games demonstrated the effects of the pandemic and the economic crisis on Latin America.

Camacho-Quinn's historic Olympic win sparks discussion on Puerto Rican identity

"Did you know that our first and only Olympic gold medals have been won by two women?"

Social media outcry halts ‘revitalisation’ plans for Trinidad park, but approach to public consultation remains a challenge

"Since TT is a signatory to the Paris Agreement, CCSJ calls for sustainable, responsible, environmentally responsible revitalisation of our city."

The diplomatic struggle over Taiwan's name in the Olympics

The Taiwan team can only use a plum blossom flag in the Olympic Games because the International Olympic Committee refused to let Taiwan using its national flag.

Belarusian sprinter sent home from Olympics by Belarusian officials says she will ask for asylum

24-year-old Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was not worried about being kicked off the national team, but was afraid she would be imprisoned once she arrived in Belarus.

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