UK to Resettle Teenage Afghan Female Footballers, Families

The United Kingdom will resettle dozens of teenage Afghan female footballers and their families who fled from the Taliban, a government spokesperson said. “We are working to finalize visas to the Afghan Women’s Development Team and look forward to welcoming …

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World Athletics Investigates Two Belarusian Coaches Who Tried to Send Athlete Home During Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Athletics agreed to investigate two Belarusian coaches accused of trying to force an athlete to fly home from the Tokyo Olympics after she criticized them. In a joint statement, IOC and the …

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Ban Foreign Spectators, Require 21-Day Quarantine for Unvaccinated Participants

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sept. 29 new restrictions for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, including a ban on foreign spectators and mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated participants. Under the new guidelines, all athletes and participants who …

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Elite Gymnasts Blame FBI, USA Gymnastics, and U.S. Olympic Committee for Allowing Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse

Elite United States gymnasts blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and U.S. Olympic Committee at a Senate panel for allowing doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse them and dozens of women. Gymnasts Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, …

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NHL Team Replaces New Assistant Coach for Refusing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

A National Hockey League (NHL) team has replaced its new assistance coach after he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Sept. 13 that Sylvain Lefebvre, who signed a three-year-contract with the team last June, …

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