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Hungary PM Orban: Taking knee is ‘provocation’, ‘has no place on pitch’

Hungary PM Orban: Taking knee is ‘provocation’, ‘has no place on pitch’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said kneeling to protest against discrimination before sporting events was a custom related to slavery and alien to the central European country, adding that pressuring athletes everywhere to follow suit was “provocation.” Hungary, one of 14 host nations to the upcoming Euro 2020 soccer championship, has been ruled…MORE

Letesenbet Gidey breaks Sifan Hassan’s two-day-old 10,000m world record

Letesenbet Gidey breaks Sifan Hassan’s two-day-old 10,000m world record

The previous women’s 10,000-meter record was only set on Sunday, but Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey has already bettered it. Gidey’s time of 29:01.03 in the Dutch city of Hengelo on Tuesday took five seconds off the record set by the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan on the same track last week. Competing in the Ethiopian Olympic Trials, Gidey…MORE

Tokyo 2020: Australian baseball team pulls out of Olympic qualifiers, citing Covid fears

Tokyo 2020: Australian baseball team pulls out of Olympic qualifiers, citing Covid fears

Australia’s baseball team has pulled out of Olympic qualifiers, citing the “insurmountable” challenge of traveling to Mexico during COVID-19. “Attending the Final Olympic Qualifier in a COVID world was always going to present significant challenges,” Baseball Australia chief executive Glenn Williams acknowledged in a press release Wednesday. The late-June qualifying event was to be held…MORE

Brazilian players and staff criticize Copa America in a public letter

Brazilian players and staff criticize Copa America in a public letter

Brazilian national team players and staff published a letter on their social media accounts Wednesday criticizing the organization of the Copa America tournament, but assuring they would still participate should the tournament go ahead. The championship, South America’s biggest international football tournament, is set to start on June 13 in Brazil. “We are a cohesive…MORE

Euro 2020: Ukraine’s new football shirt irks Russia over Crimea map

Euro 2020: Ukraine’s new football shirt irks Russia over Crimea map

Ukraine plays its first European soccer championship group game against Netherlands on June 13 and the players will be wearing shirts that feature a map of their country that includes Crimea — a region annexed by Russia in 2014. It’s a move that has irked Russia. Andrii Pavelko, president of the Ukrainian football association, released…MORE

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