07/01/2019 - 09:40

Saudi female fan ban at Italian Supercup sparks row

The ban on unaccompanied women attending the Italian Supercup in Saudi Arabia sparked a furious reaction in Italy Thursday, as the restrictions on ticket sales were revealed. The cup will be played…

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07/01/2019 - 09:36

With help from diaspora, Palestinians hope for Asian Cup surprise

The Palestinian football team are taking part in their second-ever Asian Cup in the coming days, and team members born in various parts of the world are hoping to spring…

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21/12/2018 - 11:41

Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid

The two Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks with the International Olympic Committee on their joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games in February, Seoul said, as a rapid…

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10/12/2018 - 10:31

North and South Korea join hands to win UNESCO status for wrestling

North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts Monday as UNESCO accepted a joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised as one of the world’s…

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10/12/2018 - 10:30

Shakhtar prepare for home match 700 kilometres from home

But the spectre of war has cast a shadow over the match with the fans now expected to travel over 700 kilometres (435 miles) to watch their own team ‘at…

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22/11/2018 - 17:57

Kurdish women pedal, dunk, spike as Iraq’s top athletes

When Iraq’s female cycling team snatched bronze and silver medals at a landmark pan-Arab race, it was thanks to athletes from the autonomous Kurdish region. The country’s toughest female competitors,…

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