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Four Palmas football players and club president killed in Brazil plane crash

Plane crashed soon after take-off in northern state of TocantinsPlayers were flying to game separately after positive Covid testsFour players and the president from the Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash on Sunday. The group were trav…

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Four Palmas football players and club president killed in Brazil plane crash

Plane crashed soon after take-off in northern state of TocantinsPlayers were flying to game separately after positive Covid testsFour players and the president from the Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash on Sunday. The group were trav…

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Four Palmas football players and club president killed in Brazil plane crash

Plane crashed soon after take-off in northern state of TocantinsPlayers were flying to game separately after positive Covid testsFour players and the president from the Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash on Sunday. The group were trav…

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Joe Biden’s gender discrimination order offers hope for young trans athletes

Order delivers incremental win for athletes seeking to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sportsJoe Biden’s first day in office delivered an incremental victory for transgender athletes seeking to participate as their ide…

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Margaret Court to be honoured on Australia Day, sparking a furious backlash

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says former tennis champion holds ‘disgraceful’ and ‘hurtful’ views and should not be honouredMargaret Court, the former Australian tennis player who has sparked controversy in recent years because of her views on LGBTQ…

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South Korea ex-Olympic coach jailed for 10 years for sexually assaulting athlete

Coach Cho Jae-beom was sentenced for abusing gold medallist speed skater Shim Suk-hee for years, from when she was a teenagerA former national speed skating coach in South Korea has been sentenced to more than decade in prison for sexually assaulting d…

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Tokyo’s 10-year-old sumo champion in training – in pictures

Kyuta Kumagai, crowned last year as the under-10 sumo world champion, is twice the size of other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles – and beats – boys five or six years older. He trains six days a week in the hope that he will one day…

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Olympic gold winner’s sexual abuse case is a turning point for Greece

Action brought by sailor Sofia Bekatorou likely to end patriarchal country’s taboo on discussing treatment of womenWhen the Olympic gold medallist Sofia Bekatorou appears before a public prosecutor on Wednesday to reveal the sexual abuse she allegedly …

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Missing Russian-American climber Alex Goldfarb found dead in Pakistan

Mountaineer was climbing near K2 in northern PakistanAuthorities are now working to bring body down mountainA Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been f…

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‘Plunder down under’: India revels in cricket team’s shock victory at Gabba

Narendra Modi congratulates team’s ‘remarkable grit’ after India beats Australia in fourth Test to win seriesAs Indians exploded with joy over their cricket team’s history-making win at the Gabba stadium in Brisbane, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar …

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Klete Keller: why did an Olympic champion invade the US Capitol?

The swimmer won gold medals for his country in Athens and Beijing. Then his patriotism took an ugly turnKlete Keller was somebody, a two-time Olympic gold medallist who swam in three Games. Then he was nobody, aimless, penniless and reduced to sleeping…

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Greek president praises Sofia Bekatorou for reporting alleged sexual assault

Olympic sailing gold medallist alleges assault occurred in 1998Katerina Sakellaropoulou praises athlete’s ‘brave revelation’Greece’s president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, has praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving a potential “c…

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Belarus axed as host of ice hockey tournament over ‘security concerns’

Sponsors of IIHF championships had begun to drop out after violent government crackdown on protestsThe international ice hockey federation (IIHF) has said it will not hold this summer’s world championship in Belarus, amid concerns that it would be a pr…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller charged over US Capitol invasion

Two-time gold medallist charged on three counts over unrest38-year-old was teammate of Michael Phelps on US relay teamsOlympic swimming champion Klete Keller has been charged over the invasion of the US Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob last week.The 3…

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Olympics official says he is not certain Tokyo Games will go ahead

IOC’s Dick Pound voices concern after host city declared state of emergency due to third wave of coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, has said he “can…

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Calls for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott while women’s right to drive activist in prison

Campaigners say racers will pass jail holding Loujain al-Hathloul while kingdom ‘sportwashes’ its reputation Supporters of women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who campaigned for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, have called for a boycott…