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Podium protests to be banned at Tokyo Olympics after athletes’ poll

IOC asked more than 3,000 athletes for their viewsTwo-thirds support ban on podium protestsAthletes will not be allowed to take a knee or protest against human rights abuses on the podium of Tokyo 2020 or the Beijing 2022 Olympics after two-thirds of c…

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Super League players face World Cup and Euros ban, warns furious Uefa chief

Plan ‘a spit in the face of all football lovers and society’Ceferin expects domestic leagues to impose sanctionsUefa’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has insisted that players who join the new European Super League will be banned from World Cups and Eu…

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European Super League: how did the clubs get to this point?

Analysis: 12 clubs have announced they are joining the new European Super League after a weekend of frantic talks It was only on Saturday morning that a senior executive of one of European football’s biggest clubs realised that the long-rumbling talks …

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Adam Peaty sends warning to Olympic swimming rivals at British trials

Peaty swims 100m breaststroke in 57.39 seconds in London‘I’m way ahead of where I should be,’ says Olympic championOlympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty sent an ominous warning to his rivals in Tokyo this summer by storming to victory at the Br…

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100 days to Tokyo: how Team GB is shaping up for a unique Olympics

Virtual diving meets, farming fitness and training on trampolines have featured in a buildup where the pandemic meant necessity has been the mother of inventionAt the start of April, Tom Daley tiptoed to the edge of a 10m board, inhaled deeply, and too…

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Adam Peaty brilliant but beatable, says Team GB rival James Wilby

Top British breaststroke pair prepare to meet at selection trials‘Everyone can be beaten – it takes a perfect race’Adam Peaty is the world’s best swimmer but even he can be beaten, his friend and Team GB rival James Wilby has warned, as the pair prepar…

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Euro 2020: Wales fans get Baku go-ahead as four venues granted extra time

Dublin, Munich, Rome and Bilbao get until 19 April over fansAim is to have capacity crowd for matches in Budapest Wales fans have been given the go ahead to make the 3,000-mile trip to Baku for their Euro 2020 matches against Switzerland and Turkey pro…

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FA wants 45,000 fans at Wembley for Euro 2020 semi-finals and final

England’s group matches due to have 22,500 supportersUefa may give Dublin and Bilbao more time over fan plansEngland’s Euro 2020 group matches at Wembley will have 22,500 fans, the Football Association has guaranteed Uefa, with the hope this figure wil…

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Irish sprinter Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

Reid won bronze in 200m at 2018 Commonwealth GamesReid, 26, is charged with three other related offencesThe 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid is among five men charged with drugs, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. R…

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Spurs and Manchester City to have 2,000 fans each at Carabao Cup final

City fans face having to use Covid-secure transportAnother 4,000 tickets for Brent residents and NHS staffTottenham and Manchester City will be given 2,000 tickets each for the Carabao Cup final at Wembley this month, the Football League has announced,…

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Beth Potter’s stunning 5k run unlikely to get even UK record status

World record-beating 14.41 time highly unlikely to be ratifiedTimekeeper qualifications and lack of referee scupper recordBeth Potter is facing fresh heartache as her world record-beating 5km road time is also highly unlikely to be ratified as a UK rec…

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Beth Potter’s stunning 5k run unlikely to get even UK record status

World record-beating 14.41 time highly unlikely to be ratifiedTimekeeper qualifications and lack of referee scupper recordBeth Potter is facing fresh heartache as her world record-beating 5km road time is also highly unlikely to be ratified as a UK rec…

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Beth Potter’s stunning 5k run unlikely to get even UK record status

World record-beating 14.41 time highly unlikely to be ratifiedTimekeeper qualifications and lack of referee scupper recordBeth Potter is facing fresh heartache as her world record-beating 5km road time is also highly unlikely to be ratified as a UK rec…

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Rugby’s victims of Argentina’s dirty war show sport cannot evade politics | Sean Ingle

A new novel, The Silenced, tells the story of the La Plata squad wiped out in the years building up to football’s 1978 World CupDozens of sports books land on my desk every year. Few, though, have ever packed the gut punch of The Silenced, an extraordi…

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No drug testers means Beth Potter’s 5km record run likely to be chalked off

Scottish triathlete ran ‘world-beating’ 14min 41sec in LancashirePotter: ‘I was convinced the clock was wrong’The Scottish triathlete Beth Potter was convinced the clock was wrong as she stormed to a stunning world-beating 5km road time – but now faces…

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Boat Race 2021 floats to Great Ouse for unique, unpredictable edition

Since 1845 the Boat Race has been staged between Putney and Mortlake but this year finds itself in rural Cambridgeshire It is the most traditional, idiosyncratic and curiously popular event in the British sporting calendar. But this year the Boat Race,…

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‘I can’t quite believe it’: Steph Davis waiting for Olympic call to sink in

Davis rewarded for winning British trials with marathon placeSteph Twell and Jess Pisecki also named in GB teamSteph Davis says she is still waiting for her whirlwind journey from club runner to elite athlete to sink in after being officially named on …

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World Rugby announces ‘landmark’ study into brain injuries

Over 700 amateur players will take part from mid-AprilGrowing concern over impacts to the head in the sportMore than 700 male and female amateur rugby union players – from adults to under-13 level – will shortly take part in the largest study into what…

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IOC under fire after ‘dismissing’ claims of genocide against Uighurs in China

Growing calls for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games‘IOC hedge behind political neutrality when it comes to China’The International Olympic Committee is facing fresh criticism from human rights groups who have accused it of hiding behind political ne…

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Marginal gains or medical gains? Questions remain after Freeman’s guilty verdict

Who else knew about the Testogel? Which rider was it for? And what really lay behind Team Sky and British Cycling’s success?In that golden decade when Team Sky and British Cycling won almost everything in sight, their media acolytes would often attribu…