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Sex abuse claims could affect Olympic team: Austrian ski chief

Sex abuse claims could affect Olympic team: Austrian ski chief

Austria's skiing federation (OSV) president warned on Sunday that allegations of sexual abuse by former skiers against a retired coach could hurt the current Olympic team in Pyeongchang. If the allegations are proven, "an apology will clearly be necessary" Peter Schrocksnadel told...

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N. Korean ski coach says it's 'honor' to compete in Olympics

N. Korean ski coach says it's 'honor' to compete in Olympics

North Korea's Alpine skiing coach says it's an "honor" to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, though he doesn't expect much from any of his athletes. North Korea is sending 22 athletes, including three Alpine skiers, to the Pyeongchang Games thanks to special entries given by...

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Key events to watch from Pyeongchang

Key events to watch from Pyeongchang

The unified Korean women's hockey team took the spotlight on Day 1 - despite its 8-0 loss to Switzerland. Day 2 features the figure skating team event and the men's downhill. Here are some key things to watch. All times Eastern: FIGURE SKATING Prime time for TV in North...

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North Korean leader's sister to visit South Korea for winter Olympics: South Korea

North Korean leader's sister to visit South Korea for winter Olympics: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, will visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesday. Pyongyang notified Seoul that Kim Yo Jong would be...

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Russia's athletes 'hugely disappointed' with IOC verdict: Olympics

Russia's athletes 'hugely disappointed' with IOC verdict: Olympics

Russia's Olympic Athletes Commission Tuesday expressed "huge disappointment" over the International Olympic Committee decision not to invite to Pyeongchang 15 Russian athletes and staff whose life bans for doping were lifted. The IOC ruled Monday that 13 Russian athletes and two...

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Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Back where his career resurgence began with a drought-breaking title last year, Roger Federer cried as he lifted and kissed the Australian Open trophy for a sixth time and celebrated his 20th Grand Slam title. Federer started with an intensity that stunned sixth-seeded Marin...

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Polish rescue team finds French climber on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

Polish rescue team finds French climber on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

WARSAW (Reuters) - After an exhausting night ascent a rescue mission found the French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol on the slopes of Pakistan’s treacherous “Killer Mountain”, but a Polish climber who had been with her remained missing, Poland’s winter climbing team said....

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FIFA looking for a lawyer to help its lead ethics prosecutor

FIFA looking for a lawyer to help its lead ethics prosecutor

FIFA is looking to recruit a lawyer with experience in South America to help its lead ethics prosecutor. FIFA says courtroom "experience gained in South America is a must" for a legal counsel whose duties will include briefing the "chairperson of the investigatory chamber" before...

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Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

SAO PAULO, Brazil: Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend, the Football Writers Association (FWA) said Friday. The FWA was due to host a dinner in his honor at the Savoy hotel on Sunday but said the...

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Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah won African Player of the Year Thursday, a reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool. Salah won ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane...

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Salah named Arab player of the year

Salah named Arab player of the year

Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was named Arab Player of the Year for 2017 Monday in a poll of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries. Salah, 25, has been an instant success at Liverpool since joining from AS Roma, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League...

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Salah inspires Liverpool, Chelsea crush Stoke

Salah inspires Liverpool, Chelsea crush Stoke

Liverpool celebrated Virgil van Dijk's arrival at Anfield by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 thanks to Mohamed Salah's brace, while Danny Drinkwater scored his first Chelsea goal in a 5-0 rout of Stoke City. Van Dijk, signed from Southampton for a world record fee for a...

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Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match

Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match

Israeli players have been denied visas to participate in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, a vice president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) said on Sunday. Seven Israeli players had requested visas for the tournament on Dec. 26-30. It would have marked...

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Five keys to Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

Five keys to Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

Real Madrid realistically need to end Barcelona’s 24-match unbeaten run to maintain hopes of retaining their La Liga title when Spanish football’s two behemoths meet in the Clasico Saturday. Barca lead fourth-placed Madrid by 11 points at the top of the table, albeit Real do have a...

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Australia fails to agree on reforms, FIFA takeover looms

Australia fails to agree on reforms, FIFA takeover looms

 Australia’s football association failed to pass a vote to secure reforms demanded by FIFA at an annual general meeting on Thursday, paving the way for the global body to take over the governance of soccer in the country. Football Federation Australia (FFA) said it had fallen...

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FIFA Sec Gen hopes TV rights scandal does not affect Qatar World Cup

FIFA Sec Gen hopes TV rights scandal does not affect Qatar World Cup

FIFA's number two Fatma Samoura said Tuesday she hoped the criminal investigations into the sale of World Cup rights to the Qatari-owned beIN Media group will not "disrupt" Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup. Swiss prosecutors said last week a criminal corruption probe targeting...

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Soma puts World Cup play-off on knife-edge

Soma puts World Cup play-off on knife-edge

 Omar al-Soma buried a late penalty as war-torn Syria drew 1-1 with Australia to put their two-legged World Cup play-off on a knife-edge on Thursday. Australia were within sight of victory after Robbie Kruse's first-half goal, but when Mathew Leckie nudged Soma on 84 minutes the...

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Life without BBC

Life without BBC

(Marca)- Real Madrid have become accustomed to living without its front three. What Florentino Perez put together has been separated again because of a curse that returns with the injury of Karim Benzema, just before Cristiano Ronaldo, the member of the attack that was missing at the...

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