The Games ended with a message that sports can bring people together.
The International Olympic Committee said Afghan sports representatives are committed to following Olympic Charter after meeting in Qatar.
Azeem Rafiq’s testimony came as no shock to many British South Asians who have been on the receiving end of racism and abuse — in sport and otherwise — for decades.
A social media post by Peng accusing former vice premier Zhang of sexual assault, a claim that is yet to be verified, was quickly deleted and the Chinese tennis star has since disappeared from view.
The postponement is to determine whether the Taliban administration will let women and girls play the sport in the country.
Allrounder Alan Davidson died peacefully at age 92 and offspinner Ashley Mallett passed on at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.
For the country's far-right government, an Indian citizen cheering for the Pakistani cricket team equals disloyalty toward India, especially when India plays against Pakistan.
Ash Barty hasn’t played since the US Open in September and says her focus now is on preparing for another attempt at winning her home Australian Open in Melbourne in January.
The Winter Olympics flame began its journey from Athens, arriving in Beijing in a red lantern signifying the likeness of a Han Dynasty tomb artefact at a closely-guarded welcome ceremony.
The cricketers will get a salary rise of over 10 percent but the proposed wages will still lag behind earnings made by male players.
Norway’s women’s beach handball team being fined for wearing shorts instead of bikinis is the latest example of sexism in sport. But the lack of outrage for Muslim and racialised female atheltes should not escape us.
The three-day boycott by sports bodies is aimed at pushing social media giants to take more action against all forms of abuse on their platforms.
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