Their victory in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil prompted the team’s coach to praise both the players’ skill and beauty, as he named them the “most beautiful” handball team in the world.
The controversial images surfaced on social media as Chelsea FC is being investigated by UEFA over an anti-Semitic chant which was sang by the club’s supporters.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has requested the return of Sochi-2014 Olympic medals from 11 Russian athletes, whose violations of anti-doping rules were confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the IOC Media Relations Team told Sputnik on Saturday.
The Russian player earlier managed to get his 21st hat trick in an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings, surpassing the record of Russian star Pavel Bure.
VIENNA (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to Austria Dmitry Lyubinsky said that no proof of Russian biathletes' guilt in the doping case had been presented, the Russian embassy's spokesman, Bulat Haydarov, told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US congressional panel asked the FBI to probe former Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun for apparently lying during an investigation into the sexual abuse of young athletes, Senators Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal said in a press release.
The Serie A giants suffered a shock defeat in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday evening against Swiss underdogs Young Boys, but, nevertheless, progressed to the tournament’s knockout stages, top of their group, on 12 points.
Chelsea FC say fans who sang an anti-Semitic chant about Tottenham fans during the club's 2-2 draw with Hungary on December 13 in Budapest.
DOHA (Sputnik) - Gianni Infantino, the head of the world football’s governing body FIFA, said Thursday that some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar.
The Russian underdogs won their home UCL group stage match against the Spanish giants back in October, but the latest victory over Real Madrid, a 3-0 thrashing at the Bernabeu, was nevertheless still a shock result.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has postponed disciplinary hearings on the suspensions of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for a brawl after their bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Veteran boxing commentator Jim Lampley broke down during an interview at the weekend as he brought the curtain down on HBO Sports' coverage of boxing. The US network - which also makes Games of Thrones and a string of popular TV dramas - decided to quit the ring just as boxing is tipped to be entering a new golden age.
The fight, during which Shevchenko secured her championship title, became the 16th victory in her mixed martial arts career, which is marred by only three losses.
While the Williams-Sharapova head-to-head battle for the tennis crown is being viewed by some as a monopoly rather than a rivalry (given Serena's 19-2 record), it has become one of the most enduring confrontations in women's tennis.
While initially it appeared that Cain lost consciousness right after her fall, the figure skater managed to recover and get up, and the figure skating duo went on to complete their program.
The Spanish authorities fear up to 500 Argentinian football hooligans might be heading their way for Sunday's Copa Libertadores final. The game was called off last month after a team coach was attacked by supporters.
Earlier, Tyson Fury also spoke in favour of a rematch, claiming he deserved a victory instead of a draw. Sports experts note that despite being downed twice, Fury controlled his opponent throughout most of the match.
Conor McGregor and his last rival Khabib Nurmagomedov have been suspended until 10 December for their involvement in a wild brawl following their fight at UFC 229 in October.
French host Martin Solveig has unleashed a firestorm on social media with his blunt proposal to female Norwegian football star Ada Hegerberg, who refused to do as asked and has been celebrated for her reaction.
While local police are investigating the violent clash between fans, reportedly filmed at the game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers on December 2, a video of the ruckus in the stands has gained more than 2 million views on Twitter.
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