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Copa America moves ahead despite backlash from fans and players

Copa America moves ahead despite backlash from fans and players

The Copa America, South America’s premier football competition, due to kick off June 13 in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, is triggering a wave of strong reactions for a sporting event. The tournament was originally to be joint-hosted by Argentina and Colombia, but the organizers decided to pull it first from Colombia, due to the…MORE

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in thriller to reach French Open final

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in thriller to reach French Open final

Novak Djokovic dethroned Rafael Nadal in an all-time classic encounter to reach the French Open final, winning 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-2 in a match that lasted more than four hours. The men’s world No. 1 became the first player to beat the ‘King of Clay’ in the semifinals at Roland Garros and also the first…MORE

Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics after IOC endorsement

Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics after IOC endorsement

Brisbane, Australia is set to host the 2032 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed its unopposed bid for the future Games. “This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of…MORE

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

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