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‘We buried our sportswear’: Afghan women fear fight is over for martial arts

Female taekwondo and karate trainers are forced to practise in secret since the Taliban takeover and fear they may never compete againOn the morning of 15 August, when the Taliban were at the gates of Kabul, Soraya, a martial arts trainer in the Afghan…

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Row erupts in Italy over boxer with neo-Nazi tattoos

Italian Boxing Federation criticised for not acting sooner over Michele Broili, who has numerous Nazi tattoos A boxing title match has sparked a row in Italy after it emerged that one of the contenders had several neo-Nazi tattoos.The boxer, Michele Br…

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippines president

Popular senator pursues anti-corruption crusade, threatening jail for dishonest officialsThe boxer Manny Pacquiao has said he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and President Rodrigo Dute…

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Gareth Southgate says his England team setup urgently needs more women

Manager says men’s national team training setup ‘nowhere near where we should be’ on gender equalityGareth Southgate has said he urgently needs to hire more women to work with the England men’s football team, after accepting the current training setup …

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Emma Raducanu’s Chinese heritage praised by China’s state media

US Open champion’s winning confidence attributed to ‘Chinese style of inner faith’ by news outletChinese state media has said the “Chinese style of inner faith” gave British player Emma Raducanu the confidence to win the US Open over the weekend, but s…

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Emma Raducanu: US Open winner could become Britain’s first billion-dollar sport star

PR experts agree the champion is a marketer’s dream – with strongly engaged online fans and talent and charisma to burnMost fledging British stars spend years trying to crack America. Emma Raducanu did it in three giddy weeks. And such was the skill an…

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Afghan women to be banned from playing sport, Taliban say

National cricket team included in prohibition, as interim government containing no women starts workAfghan women, including the country’s national women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an…

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Mauritius government suspends funding over MFA’s handling of voyeurism claims

Clubs also banned from using government-owned stadiumsClaims that recording device was placed in women’s toiletsThe Mauritius government has suspended financial support to local clubs and given the country’s Football Assocation until November to resolv…

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It’s coming home: law gives neighbours right to retrieve lost ball in Belgium

Lawmakers say kicking a ball over the hedge to look around is not allowed, neither is taking anything you fancyThe problem of the grumpy neighbour who refuses to return a wayward ball over a fence will be a thing of the past in Belgium.From 1 September…

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Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony – in pictures

The best images from the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo Continue reading…

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Female athletes from Afghanistan leave Kabul after being granted Australian visas

• Group of 77 included Afghanistan women’s football team• Players suffered beatings and had to pass Taliban checkpointsA group of 77 Afghani athletes and family members, including members of the Afghanistan women’s national football team, youth team an…

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Former Afghanistan football coach criticises ‘botched’ evacuation of female players

Haley Carter working to help at risk athletes leave the countryFormer marine part of rescue ‘digital Dunkirk’ networkDecorated US marines veteran and former assistant coach of the Afghanistan women’s national football team, Haley Carter, has expressed …

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Former Afghanistan football coach criticises ‘botched’ evacuation of female players

Haley Carter working to help at risk athletes leave the countryFormer marine part of rescue ‘digital Dunkirk’ networkDecorated US marines veteran and former assistant coach of the Afghanistan women’s national football team, Haley Carter, has expressed …

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Ex-Afghanistan women’s captain tells footballers to burn kits, delete photos

Khalida Popal says female footballers must take safety precautions as Afghanistan falls under Taliban ruleThe former captain of the Afghanistan women’s football team has urged players to delete social media, erase public identities and burn their kits …

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Naomi Osaka to donate prize earnings to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

Tennis star, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, will play in the Western and Southern Open, which has a $255,220 prizeThe tennis star Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate prize earnings from her next tournament to support relief efforts …

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Hansle Parchment thanks woman who paid for taxi to race where he won Olympic gold

110m champion struggled to make final after taking wrong busLocal volunteer stepped in to pay for taxi to Olympic StadiumJamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment has tracked down and thanked a Tokyo 2020 volunteer who paid for his taxi to the Olympic Stadium,…

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Hansle Parchment thanks woman who paid for taxi to race where he won Olympic gold

110m champion struggled to make final after taking wrong busLocal volunteer stepped in to pay for taxi to Olympic StadiumJamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment has tracked down and thanked a Tokyo 2020 volunteer who paid for his taxi to the Olympic Stadium,…

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Hansle Parchment thanks woman who paid for taxi to race where he won Olympic gold

110m champion struggled to make final after taking wrong busLocal volunteer stepped in to pay for taxi to Olympic StadiumJamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment has tracked down and thanked a Tokyo 2020 volunteer who paid for his taxi to the Olympic Stadium,…

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Handball chiefs urged to resign over bikini bottoms rule

Women’s sports associations accuse heads of IHF and EHF of ‘blatant sexism’ after Norwegian team finedWomen’s sports associations across Europe have called for the resignation of the presidents of both the international and European handball federation…

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Tokyo diary: so much for the ‘good news Games’

Young skateboarders raised spirits, but amid rising Covid cases the mood elsewhere was not so sunnyIt was a rough week for Britain’s Tom Bosworth, who came 25th in the 20km race-walk. He called it his “worst performance in a British vest”. He also beca…