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IOC to discuss North Korea’s participation at PyeongChang 2018

The IOC has announced plans to stage a four-party meeting in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss joint proposals made by South and North Korea regarding their participation at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will host the meeting in Switzerland, which will be attended by representatives of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, as well as delegations from ...

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'It was sensationalized by journalists!' – Spartak player on 'chocolates' tweet racism row

Spartak Moscow player Quincy Promes says a tweet published on the club’s official Twitter account, in which defender Georgi Dzhikiya refers to three black teammates as “chocolates melting in the sun”, has been ‘sensationalized’. On Saturday, Dzhikiya took charge of the club’s official Twitter account, posting footage affording fans an inside view of the Red-Whites’ mid-season training camp in Abu-Dhabi ...

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'I post whatever I feel like on Instagram' – UFC's Alexandra Albu (PHOTOS)

UFC strawweight Alexandra ‘Stitch’ Albu might not be the most famous name representing Russia, but that could change as she continues to work her way up the promotion and catch the eye with her revealing Instagram photos. The 27-year-old native of the Moldovan village of Vulcănești, Albu, made her debut in the UFC octagon in April 2015, beating her opponent ...

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Williams confirms signing of F1’s only Russian driver

Formula One constructors Williams have confirmed rookie Sergey Sirotkin will join their racing team for the upcoming season, making him the solitary current Russian F1 driver and only the third in the sport’s history. Moscow-born Sirotkin will partner with 19-year-old Lance Stroll in the youngest line-up in the sport, completing the 20-man driver roster. The 22-year-old Sirotkin is thought to ...

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Back to USSR? IOC to review use of Soviet symbols by Russia

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) special commission will decide whether Soviet symbols can be used by the Russian athletes at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, after Russia’s national emblems were banned. According to the official answer from the IOC, published by Russian outlet R-Sport, the Olympic governing body is to review the possible use of Soviet symbols. READ MORE: IOC ...

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Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar

Simone Biles, America’s most decorated gymnast, has joined the list of athletes who say they were sexually abused by longtime US women’s gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. In a post shared on her Twitter and Instagram pages on Monday, Biles detailed the ordeal she says she suffered while competing for the national gymnastics squad. “I too am one of the ...

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Over 3mn tickets requested for FIFA 2018 World Cup during current sales window

Over three million tickets for the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup have been requested by fans during the first window of the second sales phase which began on December 5, 2017. With just 150 days left before the start of the world’s biggest football showpiece, held in Russia for the first time, 3,141,163 tickets have been requested from football fans ...

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UFC veteran announces retirement after knockout loss in Russia (VIDEO)

American UFC and Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy has announced his retirement from professional sport after his knockout loss at the ACB 78 event in Grozny, Russia last weekend. Thirty-four-year-old Healy, nicknamed ‘Bam Bam,’ might not be the fighter with the best record, but he has gained wide respect in the MMA community over his 17 year career. Arriving to Saturday’s ...

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Sumo's chief referee to resign over sexual harassment of teenage official

Top-ranked sumo referee Shikimori Inosuke has been suspended by the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and is expected to resign for sexually harassing a junior referee during a regional tour in December. The incident occurred in Okinawa, Japan when Inosuke, who was reportedly drunk, repeatedly kissed the teenage referee and touched his chest. The victim has declined to file charges. The ...

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrested and charged with DUI

Five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman spent the night in a California jail after being found by police to be driving under the influence of alcohol in Newport Beach on Saturday. Rodman was stopped for an unspecified traffic violation and was taken to the station after failing the standardized field sobriety test. His breathalyzer results showed he was over the .08 ...

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