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FIFA confirms no alcohol to be sold at Qatar World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, soccer’s world governing body FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold at the eight stadiums which will host the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been …

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Qatar World Cup: ‘Our dreams never came true.’ These men helped build Qatar’s tournament, now they are struggling to survive.

CNN  —  Kamal was standing outside a shop with other migrant workers, having finished yet another grueling working day, when he and – he says – a few others were arrested this August. Without explanation, the 24-year-old says he was put into a vehicle and, for the next week, kept …

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Nikki Hiltz: How this professional runner is making their sport more inclusive

CNN  —  Running in the quiet, in those spaces between footsteps when both feet are in mid-air and flying for a millisecond, Nikki Hiltz figured out their gender identity. Ever since Hiltz ran on the beach barefoot as a child taking part in lifeguard training, running has seeped into almost …

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Peter Tatchell: British LGBTQ activist protests outside the Qatar national museum

CNN  —  British LGBTQ activist Peter Tatchell protested by himself outside the Qatar national museum on Tuesday ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which the country will host starting in November. “I did this protest to highlight Qatar’s abuse of LGBT, women’s and migrant workers rights,” his foundation said …

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When Adrian Meronk met Tiger Woods

CNN  —  Never meet your idols, the saying goes. Try telling that to Adrian Meronk. At the Open Championship in July, the Polish golfer tracked down Tiger Woods for a photo. Twenty-four hours later, he was chatting away with the 15-time major champion for nine holes of the legendary St. …

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Gimnasia vs Boca Juniors: Argentinian soccer fan dies after unrest at stadium

CNN  —  A soccer fan in Argentina died during an abandoned Liga Profesional game between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors on Thursday at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo Stadium in La Plata, Buenos Aires. The supporter has been named as Cesar Regueiro by Gimnasia, the home team. It’s not clear …

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Indonesia stadium tragedy: 130 people dead following soccer match stampede

CNN  —  At least 131 people are dead after chaos and violence erupted during an Indonesian league soccer match into the early hours of Sunday, according to East Java’s Governor, in what is one of the world’s deadliest stadium disasters of all time. Supporters of Arema FC and rival Persebaya …

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Jason Momoa apologizes after taking photos in the Sistine Chapel

CNN  —  “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa took to Instagram to apologize for taking photos in the Sistine Chapel – by posting a sweaty, shirtless workout video. Momoa, 42, is currently in Rome shooting “Fast X”, the 10th installment in the “Fast & Furious” film saga. The actor posted snaps of …

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