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IOC says it ‘respects’ US boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Organisation also defends its handling of case of Chinese tennis player, Peng Shuai, as ‘quiet diplomacy’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Galal Yafai: ‘Being an Olympic boxing champion is something I can live with for ever’
The British flyweight, the third champion boxer in his family, bounced back from defeat in Rio to a gold medal

Tim Lewis

07, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Australia may use Covid restrictions to justify diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Calls grow for Morrison government to follow US in diplomatic boycott of China over ‘ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity’

Daniel Hurst

07, Dec, 2021 @7:11 AM

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Fixer. Spiritual leader. Corruptor. But what secrets did Lamine Diack take to his grave? | Sean Ingle
The convicted super criminal Lamine Diack’s death could lead to a series of revelations with his son dropping hints of unexposed secrets

Sean Ingle

06, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Weightlifter Emily Campbell: ‘My legs were jelly… I’d achieved everything I’d dreamed of’
Her silver win with a lift of 161kg was the first ever medal for the UK in women’s weightlifting – a thrill made all the sweeter by Team GB camaraderie

Barbara Ellen

05, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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WTA does the right thing in standing up to China over Peng Shuai | Barney Ronay
Peng Shuai’s safety is uncertain since her accusations against a politician and the WTA’s Steve Simon is taking the lead

Barney Ronay

03, Dec, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Peng Shuai backlash leaves IOC facing familiar criticism over human rights
Analysis: Olympic committee is accused of engaging in a ‘publicity stunt’ by taking part in video call

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Trans women should not have to reduce testosterone, say new IOC guidelines
The new IOC framework says there is no presumption of advantage for trans women, with the burden placed on individual sports to decide their own rules

Sean Ingle

16, Nov, 2021 @9:32 PM

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Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee says she was pepper-sprayed in racist attack
The gymnast was waiting for an Uber in Los Angeles with friends when a car sped by and passengers yelled anti-Asian slurs

Maya Yang

12, Nov, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Gerald Sinstadt, former BBC and ITV football commentator, dies aged 91
Gerald Sinstadt, one of the most instantly recognisable television sports voices as a commentator for BBC and ITV for more than 40 years, has died

Tony Paley

10, Nov, 2021 @5:50 PM

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Sadler’s Wells to open hip-hop academy at new east London venue
Diploma course will provide training in live performance and theatre production at an international standard

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

09, Nov, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Sports quiz of the week: Canelo Álvarez, Xavi, Tonga and Damien Duff
Who beat the champion? Who hit a grand? Who was inspired?

Paul Campbell

05, Nov, 2021 @12:53 PM

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