Sport politics

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Mohammed bin Salman says he will ‘continue doing sport washing’ for Saudi Arabia
Crown prince ‘doesn’t care’ about claims that Saudis have invested heavily in football, golf and other sports

Paul MacInnes

21, Sep, 2023 @1:42 PM

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Ukrainian fencer Olha Kharlan: ‘With that black card they destroyed me, my country, everything’
After she was disqualified from the fencing world championships for not shaking Russian rival’s hand, Olha Kharlan plight has become a touchstone for a war-torn nation

Nick Ames

17, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK government’s ‘Get Active’ plan fails to match rival report’s vision | Cath Bishop
The CSJ’s strategy for sport and physical activity simmers with possibilities absent from the government’s scheme

Cath Bishop

07, Sep, 2023 @2:00 PM

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England’s Sarah Glenn ‘surprised’ by huge disparity in women umpires’ fees
The England leg-spinner Sarah Glenn has called on the ECB to introduce equal pay for women’s cricket umpires

Raf Nicholson

05, Sep, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Henderson criticised by LGBTQ+ fans group for ‘positive’ Saudi interview
The England midfielder, who has been a prominent supporter of the gay rights movement, joined Al-Ettifaq from Liverpool in the summer

Guardian sport and PA Media

05, Sep, 2023 @12:17 PM

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Holes picked in Conservatives’ new activity strategy for UK sport
A new government strategy has been met with scepticism by some stakeholders, questioning the feasibility of transforming activity levels by 2030

Paul MacInnes

30, Aug, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Behind the scenes, women in football see Spain scandal as part of systemic problems
The aftermath of this year’s Women’s World Cup final has raised issues that many have known about for years. Change could be slower than expected

Matthew Hall

30, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Maggie Alphonsi: ‘There weren’t many black girls like me who played rugby’
The former England flanker tells Donald McRae how social media trolls motivate her to keep going in her quest to bring diversity to rugby union

Donald McRae

28, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Athletics would be ‘insane’ not to change to attract new fans, says Seb Coe
Seb Coe, the World Athletics president, admitted that the sport was in a ‘race against time’ to stay relevant among young people

Sean Ingle in Budapest

17, Aug, 2023 @3:37 PM

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Reece Prescod quits GB relay team before World Athletics Championships
Reece Prescod has walked out on Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team, leaving them in the lurch just days before the start of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

16, Aug, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: ‘I’m sure my career would be over if I was in Belarus now’
Sprinter who defected after the Tokyo Olympics has built a new life in Warsaw and won the right to run for Poland at this month’s world championships

Nick Ames in Warsaw

08, Aug, 2023 @11:20 AM

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English state school cricket training hubs to increase in wake of ICEC report
The National Hubs finals at Lord’s take place amid plans to quadruple the programme’s reach over the next three years

Emma John

28, Jul, 2023 @1:25 PM

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