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Tributes paid to ‘Busby Babes’ killed in Munich air disaster 60 years ago

Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, which all but wiped out a burgeoning Manchester United team, known as the ‘Busby Babes.’ The ‘Babes,’ named for their collective youth under the stewardship of United’s legendary manager Matt Busby, had won the English First Division in the preceding two years before tragedy struck on February 6, 1958. Having ...

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Formula 1 to replace ‘grid girls’ with ‘Grid Kids’ initiative

Formula One bosses have announced they will replace ‘grid girls’, controversially scrapped last week in an attempt to “modernize” the sport, in favor of children on the grid at all races for the 2018-19 season. Last week, F1 and ruling body the FAI dropped the traditional pre-race ceremony role, which features female models accompanying drivers on the grids, saying in ...

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‘Shameful & politicized’: Russian PM slams IOC move to bar cleared athletes from Olympics

Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev has blasted the decision of the IOC to not invite the Russian athletes recently cleared of doping allegations to the upcoming Games, saying it violates the Olympic Charter and basic legal principles. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) acquitted 28 Russian athletes of all doping related-charges last Thursday, overruling their lifetime Olympic bans in the ...

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Bouchard Twitter bet date at Super Bowl sparks romance rumors

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard attended this year’s Super Bowl with a college student to whom she lost a Twitter bet on the outcome of last year’s NFL showpiece, fuelling rumors about their relationship. During last year’s Super Bowl, Bouchard tweeted she was sure the Atlanta Falcons would win the trophy after taking a comfortable 21-3 lead over the New ...

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IOC president lauds 2 Koreas for sending ‘powerful message of peace’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed attempts from North and South Korea to ease tensions between the two states, calling their endeavors a “powerful message of peace” to the world. “The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a ...

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WADA officers disrupt Russian women’s ice hockey training session in PyeongChang

Russian female ice hockey players at the Winter Olympics came under scrutiny from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officers, who took 16 team members to doping control hours before a scheduled training session. The team is competing at the Games under the name ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ following the ban imposed on the country by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid ...

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15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics, despite their lifetime bans being overturned earlier by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a statement released Monday, the IOC says its Invitation Review Panel ruled unanimously to decline requests for Olympic invitations for a list of 15 athletes ...

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Protest & cheers at warm-up game for unified Korean Olympic hockey team (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Supporters and protesters gathered in Incheon, South Korea Sunday as the unified Korean women’s hockey team played out their first warm-up game ahead of the Winter Olympic Games later this month. READ MORE: N. Korea cancels joint event with S. Korea, blames media – report The team, made up for the first time of players from across North and South ...

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‘It was bigger than just football’ – Patrick Vieira recalls France 1998 World Cup triumph

Arsenal legend and 1998 World Cup champion Patrick Vieira, who now coaches New York City FC in the MLS, spoke exclusively to RT about his remarkable career as well as France’s prospects in Russia 2018. RT host, former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore caught up with Vieira at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, home of New York City ...

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‘Losing credibility’: IOC head wants ‘reform’ of CAS after favorable decision for Russian athletes

IOC chief Thomas Bach has once again hit out at the “extremely disappointing” CAS decision to clear 28 Russian athletes of doping allegations, saying that sport’s highest tribunal is losing credibility and needs urgent reform. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) knew only what had been released by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in its a press statement and ...

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