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‘People did wrong’: Canadian soccer whistleblower rues lack of action

One year after coming forward about systemic abuse in Canadian soccer, former Irish international Ciara McCormack continues to fight for accountabilityOne year after going public about abuse, manipulation, and inappropriate behavior by a Canada nationa…

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‘People did wrong’: Canadian soccer whistleblower rues lack of action

One year after coming forward about systemic abuse in Canadian soccer, former Irish international Ciara McCormack continues to fight for accountabilityOne year after going public about abuse, manipulation, and inappropriate behavior by a Canada nationa…

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Former Fox executives indicted in Fifa bribery scheme

Multimillion dollar scheme involved kickbacks to Fifa officials for broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 World CupTwo former senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation have been indicted over their alleged role in a multimillio…

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‘We will come back stronger, kinder … and a bit fatter,’ says Pep Guardiola

City manager says we must listen to scientists and doctorsGuardiola donated €1m for battle against coronavirus in SpainCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coveragePep Guardiola has said he is deeply missing football but underlined th…

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Helmut Marko wanted Red Bull’s F1 drivers to deliberately catch coronavirus

Season break is ‘ideal time’ to get virus, says MarkoIdea ‘has not been well received’ by his superiors at Red BullCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageRed Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko has revealed he suggested the team’…

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Fifa suggests player contracts and transfer windows be changed

Internal document says contracts should end when season doesFifa also urges clubs to find solutions to salary paymentsCurrent contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic football seasons, according to an i…

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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the…

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Live sports have shut down. When they come back, we must demand better | Musa Okwonga

For too long, profit has come before people’s enjoyment of the games they love. The break gives fans a chance to reassess • Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageSport is gone, at least for the time being. The arrival of the coron…

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Olympics Q&A: What now for the Tokyo Games? | Simon Burnton

How will the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus affect an event thought to cost £10bn?See all our coronavirus coverageAmong several options considered by the organising committee in recent days has been short-term postponeme…

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Japan Olympic Committee president considering postponing Games

‘We cannot help but consider things including postponement’Pressure continues to build amid global coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThe head of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) said on Monday he had to con…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out over coronavirus

Canada takes action to protect public health as Australia tells its athletes to prepare for Games in 2021Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada has become the first country to warn that it won’t send its athletes to the Toky…

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Toilet roll keepie-uppies: sports stars’ coronavirus lockdown challenge – video

With the sporting calendar on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, football stars around the world are challenging each other to perform tricks with loo roll as part of the #stayathomechallenge to encourage fans to practise social distancing Continue …

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English-born musher wins Iditarod, world’s most famous dog-sled race

Thomas Waerner, raised in Norway, wins 1,000-mile raceTime of just over nine days good enough to win first placeEnglish-born musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few US sporting events not canceled…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic launches €1m fundraiser ‘to kick coronavirus away’

Milan striker pledges €100,000 to Italy’s hospitals‘If the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageZlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help fight the coronavirus pa…

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Mikel John Obi leaves Trabzonspor after concern season is still ongoing

Super Lig team confirms contract has been mutually terminated‘There is more to life than football,’ says former Chelsea playerMikel John Obi has left Turkish side Trabzonspor days after the former Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel comfortable wit…

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IOC ‘counting on solidarity of athletes’ as dissent grows over 2020 Olympics

IOC remains committed to staging Tokyo 2020 Games‘No solution will be ideal in this situation’The International Olympic Committee is facing its strongest headwinds in decades as it prepares to brief national committees on Wednesday on the state of the …

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Ronaldinho: from World Cup champion to Paraguayan prison football star

The former Brazil and Barcelona star once graced football’s grandest stages. So how did he end up playing futsal in jail?Football in South America is all but shut down as the Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the continent, but one Brazilian star is sti…

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Abe insists Olympics to go ahead as planned despite Covid-19

Japan’s prime minister say country will host the Games ‘without problem, as planned’Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus: at a glanceJapan is still preparing to host the Olympics, Shinzo Abe has said, despite growing concern about the viability of the …

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Abe insists Olympics to go ahead as planned despite Covid-19

Japan’s prime minister say country will host the Games ‘without problem, as planned’Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus: at a glanceJapan is still preparing to host the Olympics, Shinzo Abe has said, despite growing concern about the viability of the …

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Russian Athletics Federation fined $10m for breaching anti-doping rules

World Athletics imposes unprecedented financial penaltyTen Russians will be allowed to compete as neutrals at OlympicsThe Russian Athletics Federation has been hit with an unprecedented $10m fine for repeatedly breaching anti-doping rules. World Athlet…