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Stories about Sport

1 February 2019

Pressure mounts for Thailand to free Melbourne-based Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi

"Australia just gave our highest award to 2 divers for risking their lives to rescue 12 Thai boys from underground caves. We know where Hakeem is. He just needs a...

31 January 2019

Dota 2 stormed Kyrgyzstan's state opera house and left a trail of destruction in its wake

A theatre boss looked to a cybersport tournament to generate much-needed revenue and got sacked for his troubles.

5 December 2018

Trinidad & Tobago court rules Olympian's dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation

The whole fiasco had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine, but many believe Williams' forced withdrawal was illegal and her attorneys have been fighting for justice ever since.

28 September 2018

Indian football is fighting a losing battle to keep its fans

A decent outing for the national team at next year's AFC Asian Cup might help lift some of the gloom surrounding the sport.

13 September 2018

Meet Ujwol Dangol, founder of Kathmandu's first skate park

Despite skate's growing popularity around the world -- even set to debut in the summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo --, in Nepal, it is still somewhat associated with criminality.

3 August 2018

Cricket Australia under fire for sacking female employee over abortion reform tweets

"Clearly 1951 rolls on down the corridors of Cricket Australia, a halcyon place where a woman’s place is out the door. It’s not Cricket. It’s institutional misogyny."

27 July 2018

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

The Bridge

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

18 July 2018

Parkour for peace: Kabul youth turns war-pocked landscape into a playground for dare devils

"When we tried to attend parkour events in Europe our visa applications were refused just because we hold Afghan passports."

16 July 2018

Are the people from the former Yugoslavia pleased with Croatia's success in the World Cup? Yes.

Croatia's success in the 2018 World Cup inspired numerous fans from all across the Balkans -- defying the historic ethnic-hatred between neighboring nations.

2 July 2018

The ‘future belongs’ to Afghanistan's spinning cricket star Rashid Khan

Sachin Tendulkar, a retired Indian batsman often viewed as the greatest of all time, says Khan is the best spin bowler in T20I cricket.

1 July 2018

Peru bids untimely farewell to World Cup Russia 2018 with heads high and a smile

"Peru is disqualified from this football world cup [...but is] backed by one of the best group of fans ever seen..."

30 June 2018

The dark side of World Cup fun in Russia: Online mobs are bullying women getting ‘too friendly’ with foreigners

RuNet Echo

The World Cup euphoria will fade in a few weeks, but hard questions about women's rights in Russia are still lingering, it seems.

26 June 2018

During the World Cup, Mexico gets in trouble when their fans’ chants are called ‘foul’

"In addition to being considered a homophobic scream, the “EEEEEH P…” could cause serious problems for the Mexican National Team" according to FIFA rules.

25 June 2018

Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese ‘re-education’ camps

More than one million Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province have been sent to re-education camps to unlearn and correct their religious and political views.

17 June 2018

Russians thrilled by World Cup's kick off, despite looming pension and tax reforms

RuNet Echo

With the effect of soft power on display for the rest of the world to see, how have Russians been reacting to the influx of large, eager crowds of foreigners?

16 May 2018

Nepal’s Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

"Summiting Everest? It's just like another daily chore."

1 May 2018

After a 36-year absence, Peruvians qualify for the World Cup and a trading card frenzy ensues

"For about 25 years, I've collected the Panini album, and it's the first time I paste a card of a Peruvian player."

30 April 2018

At the World Cup in Russia this summer, Central Asia will be supporting Mohamed Salah

"Salah, with his glorious football talent and good behaviour is introducing the real Islam to the world."

20 April 2018

‘Compromising journalism. Compromising a young woman's right to be herself. Compromising the nation.’

A Trinidad & Tobago newspaper is slammed for its "homophobic" coverage of history-making sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye.

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