IOC’s Conditions for Russian Athletes Unattainable, Head of Russian Swimming Federation Says

 / Go to the mediabankOlympic Park in Pyeongchang / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The conditions put forth by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Russian athletes in order to be allowed to participate the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are impossible to fulfill, head of the Russian Swimming Federation Vladimir Salnikov told Sputnik on […]

FIFA Appoints First Female Football Referee From Saudi Arabia: Report

FIFA logoInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – FIFA has appointed the first woman from Saudi Arabia, Anoud Al-Asmari, as an international football referee, an Arabic news television channel reported on Saturday. This appointment happened less than a year after the first ever match of Saudi Arabia’s women’s football team, which was created in 2019. In December, the kingdom […]

Norwegian Skier Klaebo Breaks Record for Number of Consecutive Wins on One Tour de Ski

 / Go to the mediabankNorway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Norwegian skier Johannes Klaebo has broken record of Russians Sergey Ustiugov and Alexander Bolshunov for number of consecutive victories on one Tour de Ski event of the World Cup. On Saturday, the Norwegian won the Classic Style 15 km (9.3 miles) […]

Zidane Refuses to Become Coach of US National Football Team

In this file photo dated Thursday, May 13, 2021, Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Granada at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain.InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Prominent French football manager and former player Zinedine Zidane has rejected an offer to become a new coach of the US […]

Top 10 African Fighters in UFC’s History

Brazil’s Alex Pereira, right, fights Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya during the third round of a middleweight bout title bout in the UFC 281 mixed martial arts event, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in New York.InternationalIndiaAfricaMuhammad Nooh OsmanWriter/EditorLongreadThis weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 283 event is set to take place on the night of January 21 at […]

Africa’s Hotshots: Top 10 Best Football Players of Continent

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, front left, celebrates with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020InternationalIndiaAfricaLongreadOne of the outstanding features of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was the success of Morocco, which […]

UN Experts Urge IOC to Ensure Non-Discrimination of Russian, Belarusian Athletes

 / Go to the mediabankXXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro opening ceremony / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – UN human rights experts on Wednesday commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for considering allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in international sports competitions as neutral athletes and urged the IOC to ensure their […]

Russian Athletes Should Take Individual Doping Tests to Be Allowed to Compete, IOC Says

A picture taken at the French national anti-doping laboratory, on June 23 2008 in Chatenay-Malabry, outside Paris, shows a waste bin with test tubes used for blood samples, gloves and syringesInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian and Belarusian athletes will have to take individual doping tests to be allowed to participate in sports competitions, the International Olympic […]