Somalia-born Runners Shine at Tokyo Olympics

Somali-born Dutch runner Abdi Nageeye encouraged his friend to keep up the pace moments before the duo finished second and third in Sunday's men's marathon at the Olympics in Tokyo. "Stay with me, we are going to make history! Don't fall behind," Nageeye urged Bashir Abdi, a Somali Belgian. Somalia sent two athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games, but it was the Somalis running for their adopted countries who made…

Guinea Reverses Decision to Pull Out of Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday after national and international outcries that followed an earlier declaration that Guinea would not send athletes to Tokyo, blaming the coronavirus and its variants.“The Minister of State, Minister of Sports has the…

New International turf series introduced to Bahrain race program

Bahrain’s horse racing program is rapidly evolving due to the unwavering support it continues to receive from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. The robust horseracing infrastructure the Kingdom proudly boasts is only one of the wide-ranging attributes that make it an ideal hub for the sport to flourish and expand locally,…

New International turf series introduced to Bahrain race program

Bahrain’s horse racing program is rapidly evolving due to the unwavering support it continues to receive from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. The robust horseracing infrastructure the Kingdom proudly boasts is only one of the wide-ranging attributes that make it an ideal hub for the sport to flourish and expand locally,…

Semenya Misses Tokyo, May be Forced out of Olympics for Good

This could be it for Caster Semenya and the Olympics. Forced out of her favorite race by World Athletics’ testosterone rules, the two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters took a late shot at qualifying for Tokyo in the 5,000 meters, an event not affected by the hormone regulations. She came up short. Now 30, Semenya’s hopes of making it back to the Olympics are dwindling. The South African once…

Swim Caps for Thick, Curly Hair Not Allowed at Olympics

Swimming caps designed for natural Black hair won’t be allowed at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the sport’s world governing body saying they are unsuitable due to them not “following the natural form of the head.”The British brand Soul Cap sought to have its products officially recognized by FINA, the federation that administers international competitions in water sports, but its application submitted last year was rejected. The company makes extra-large…

A Saudi Rowing Team member Qualifies for Tokyo Olympiad 2020

A Saudi rowing team member qualified for Tokyo Olympiad 2020.Hussein Ridha, the Saudi national will represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the competition of the open weight in addition to his teammate Sultan Al-Shali, as a substitute in the Olympics to be hosted in Tokyo from next July 21 to August 7.This is the first time for a Saudi rowing team member to qualify for an Olympiad.Source: Saudi Press…

Jebel Kotein FC crowned champions of South Sudan Cup in Kapoeta

Jebel Kotein Football Club has been crowned winners of the South Sudan Cup tournament in Kapoeta of Eastern Equatoria State after beating St. Mary FC 3-nil on Sunday. This is the second year in a row Jebel Kotein FC has taken the cup. The league, organized by the Kapoeta Local Football Association or KLFA started on March 10th with 10 teams battling it out for the cup. Ika Bure, the captain…
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