17/07/2019 - 09:47

Malaysia’s ‘Phoenix’: hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

Pictures by Mohd Rasfan. Video by Patrick Lee by Patrick Lee A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as “Phoenix” cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter…

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16/07/2019 - 10:46

Ukraine mixed-race wrestler tackles prejudice in run for parliament

by Dmytro GORSHKOV Zhan Beleniuk, an Olympic wrestler with Rwandan roots, is seeking to enter Ukraine’s parliament as the first mixed-race MP in a bid to overcome racist attitudes and…

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15/07/2019 - 11:03

Rapinoe calls for action as equal pay chants greet US World Cup triumph

by Andy SCOTT USA star Megan Rapinoe said it was “time to sit down and get to work” after hearing American fans greet the team’s victory over the Netherlands in…

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11/07/2019 - 11:16

World Cup success offers women’s game springboard for future

by Andy SCOTT Gianni Infantino was never going to describe it as anything other than the “best women’s World Cup ever”, but the success of the landmark tournament in France…

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09/07/2019 - 11:44

FIFA head, joining US push, wants more Palestinian football pitches

ADDS remarks from Palestine FA The head of FIFA promised Wednesday to build more football pitches in the Palestinian territories as he joined a US-led economic workshop in Bahrain on…

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08/07/2019 - 17:58

From Nairobi’s streets to football’s top table, Victor Wanyama leads Kenya in Egypt

by Nicolas DELAUNAY Victor Wanyama, who as a child played on the streets of Nairobi until his bare feet bled, leads Kenya into the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday…

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