MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) supports the agreement reached between Seoul and Pyongyang to field a joint team in women's hockey at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, the federation’s communications manager, Adam Steiss, told Sputnik.
In professional sports coaches may occasionally get rough when dealing with their players, and South Korea is by no means an exception to this sad rule.
A ball girl had a close call when she came within an inch or so of crossing paths with a powerful strike by none other than the Spanish tennis supremo, Rafael Nadal.
Even though South and North Korean athletes will march together at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, the atmosphere in the joint female ice hockey team looks less serene.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - WADA informant and former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov will testify next week at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at a hearing for Russian athletes contesting their disqualification from the 2014 Sochi Olympics over alleged doping violations, according to the CAS' statement.
The match will be played one year after Afghanistan was inducted as a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), along with Ireland, in June 2017.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The upper chamber of Russian parliament has prepared a preliminary list of foreign officials, including WADA President Craig Reedie and US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who may be sanctioned by the country over their actions that led to the Russian team being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, Russia's RBK reported Thursday.
Renowned French football player and coach Laurent Blanc shared his thoughts with Sputnik on the upcoming World Cup that will take place in Russia.
The crowd at the 2018 Australian Open showed no mercy on Aryna Sabalenka as they ruthlessly mimicked loud grunts of the hard-hitting teen player during her match on Tuesday night.
The Fancy Bears hacking group has released a letter purportedly written by Dutch sports administrator and International Olympic Committee member Hein Verbruggen to IOC President Thomas Bach, revealing the extent of his mistrust toward the World Anti-Doping Agency, which Verbruggen accused of holding "anti-IOC" and "anti-Europe" attitudes.
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 after spending six years at Manchester United and winning his first Ballon d'Or in 2008. It seems that his comeback may be now in the pipeline.
The sumo world was rocked by yet another scandal as a high-ranking arbiter is facing resignation after kissing another man.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The lawyer of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov, Jim Walden, said on Saturday that the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) was considering the issue of hiring an independent investigator in the doping case in Russian football.
Philippe Coutinho has arrived at FC Barcelona and now he and his wife have been caught in the global spotlight. Their marriage has already been labeled as Nou Camp’s “great love story”.
Kazuyoshi Miura, the legendary 50-year-old Japanese striker, has just prolonged his record-breaking career, hoping to achieve new heights.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Spanish national team will use a training base in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish football federation's Sporting Director Fernando Hierro said on Thursday.
The McLaren report, commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), presented the results of the investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping in Russia during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered 42 appeals filed by Russian athletes against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission's decisions on their disqualification and ban from the Olympic events for life over violation of anti-doping rules, the CAS said Tuesday in a press release.
Sweden's leading striker through the ages, Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has decried racism in the Swedish media in a bitter rant which aired on French TV.
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