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Nike’s lightning shoes hint at power of technology to skew elite competition | Sean Ingle

The Vaporflys live up to the huge hype – and give the clearest glimpse yet of how sport’s lines are being worryingly blurredDo you know the most remarkable thing about Nike’s £200 Vaporfly Elite trainers? They actually live up to the hype. When the sho…

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Adidas and Nike go head to head at the World Cup. Who will win?

Adidas is sponsoring more teams than any other brand at the World Cup but Nike dominates when it comes to the boots the players will wearAdidas will celebrate 20 years as an official partner of Fifa on Thursday when the 2018 World Cup begins in Russia….

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Iran coach Queiroz demands apology as Nike refuse to supply World Cup boots

• ‘This arrogant conduct against 23 boys is absolutely ridiculous’• President Trump reimposed sanctions against Iran in MayThe Iran head coach, Carlos Queiroz, has demanded an apology from Nike after the US sportswear firm said it could not supply the …

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Eliud Kipchoge misses out on sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds

  • Kipchoge finished in 2:00:25, two and a half minutes faster than world record
  • Nike has spent two years and millions of dollars on the marathon attempt

The audacious yet controversial attempt to shatter the two-hour barrier for the marathon for the first time ended in glorious failure on Saturday as Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of achieving a feat many thought was impossible.

The 32-year-old Kipchoge, Olympic marathon champion, finished in an astonishing 2:00.25 – over two and a half minutes faster than the official world record set of 2:02:57 set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014. However it will not count as an official record because Kipchoge was helped by a phalanx of 30 elite pacers, who subbed in and out of the attempt at the Monza formula one track in Italy, which is against the official rules of the athletics governing body, The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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Nike’s Pro Hijab: a great leap into modest sportswear, but they’re not the first

Nike’s move to highlight the intensity and passion of veiled Muslim athletes speaks volumes in an age of renewed xenophobia, but it’s hardly groundbreaking

Two days before International Women’s Day, Nike unveiled its Pro Hijab and took a leap into modest sportswear. Nike, arguably the most influential sports company in the world, announced that the product, available in three colors, would be on sale in spring 2018.

The Pro Hijab is a collaboration between Muslim athletes in the Middle East – and the timing of Nike highlighting diversity in sport is impeccable. In an era where xenophobia seems to ring out as a norm, highlighting the intensity and passion of veiled Muslim athletes speaks volumes. But the modest sportswear industry is not a new one, and although the move is exciting, it’s hardly groundbreaking.

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Nike launches hijab for female Muslim athletes

US-based company becomes the first large sportswear brand to manufacture a performance hijabNike has taken another step into the lucrative Islamic clothing market by unveiling a hijab designed for female Muslim athletes.The product, which has been in d…

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Arsenal’s illusion of a comeback against Bayern gives way to latest collapse | Barney Ronay

If it seems likely this may be the last glimpse of Alexis Sánchez in the Champions League in that shirt, then the sense of shifting sands had been the backdrop to this oddly febrile semi-dead rubber

As Arsenal buzzed about the Emirates during a purposeful, energetic and entirely illusory opening period, Alexis Sánchez produced the outstanding single moment of skill of the first half. Settling under a long, flat punt forward from central defence, Sánchez killed the ball dead on his thigh, rolled away from Rafinha, paused like a showboating boxer, and then sped inside, drawing first a gasp of silence and then a purr of applause around a stadium that refused, for the opening hour at least, to produce the promised hostility of a fevered and angsty buildup.

Related: Arsenal and Arsène Wenger humiliated again by ruthless Bayern Munich

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Nike accused of hindering Usada’s Alberto Salazar doping investigation

• Sportswear giant reportedly made ‘unreasonable demands’ for confidentiality
• Nike rejects accusation and says it sent thousands of documents to Usada

The sportswear giant Nike was accused of hindering a doping investigation into the elite training group run by Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar according to fresh revelations from a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency interim report, it has been claimed.

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, two of the Nike Oregon Project’s elite athletes and Farah’s training partners, the Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp and the Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, also submitted “samples that arose suspicion in the doping investigators”.

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Football Association secures new £400m England kit deal

• FA and Nike sign 12-year contract extension
• Figure could increase with performance-related bonuses

England will continue wearing Nike kit until 2030 after the Football Association secured a new contract that could be worth in excess of £400m.

The FA have had a contract with the sportswear manufacturer for three years and has now signed a 12-year contract extension, effective from August 2018.

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