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AC Milan chief Ivan Gazidis: Male-dominated football cannot ignore domestic abuse

In the wake of several domestic violence accusations in the English Premier League, including against Manchester United and England star Mason Greenwood, Gazidis says football must challenge the male-dominated culture of the game and be proactive in tackling social issues. “I do think there’s a lot more we can do,” …

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Mental health is on full display at the Winter Olympics

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson — a two-time Olympic gold medalist — fell multiple times during the women’s slopestyle competition, finishing in ninth place. This week, she opened up about the incident, saying the cause was not physical but mental. Winter athletes took notice. “I think what Simone did at the last …

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Benjamin Alexander: How ‘absolutely fearless’ Jamaican went from being a DJ to his country’s first Olympic alpine skier

A former DJ who has graced the stage at the Burning Man festival, the 38-year-old only discovered his love for the sport at 32, after a chance encounter with friends. That was in 2015 when Alexander was invited to DJ in Canada, and found himself at the top of a …

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Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu and Zhu Yi: China’s starkly different reactions to US-born Olympians

All three were trained in the United States and are only a few years apart in age, but their paths diverged on the way to the Games. While figure skater Nathan Chen is competing for Team USA, freestyle skier Eileen Gu and figure skater Zhu Yi opted to compete for …

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Travis Tygart: US could prosecute Russians in Kamila Valieva case, says USADA chief

The RADA bill, named after whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov who helped expose the Russian doping scandal, was signed into law by former US President Donald Trump in December 2020. The bill enables the US to impose criminal sanctions on individuals involved in doping at major international sports competitions that feature US …

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Maddie Mastro: From clothing hauls to TikTok trends, Gen Z Olympians show new side of Games

Mastro, 21, is part of a growing number of athletes who are using their popular social accounts to connect directly to newly-converted fans, answering questions about their training routines, accommodation and Olympic merchandise at the Beijing Games. Mastro, who was in Beijing to compete in the women’s halfpipe event, has …

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US figure skater Nathan Chen ‘truly hopes’ medal ceremony will take place amid Russian teenager drug test controversy

Chen and his US teammates missed the opportunity to collect their medals from the figure skating team event on Tuesday due to an ongoing doping scandal involving Russian athlete Kamila Valieva. The USA was beaten to gold by Valieva and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Monday, but the medal …

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Kamila Valieva: Timeline of Russian figure skater’s failed drug test

The 15-year-old Valieva, a breakout star of the Games who helped the ROC take home gold in the figure skating team event, was allowed to compete despite testing positive for the banned heart drug trimetazidine, which is commonly used to treat people with angina. The failed test only came to …

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Tottenham Hotspur ask fans to ‘move on’ from using ‘anti-Semitic’ Y-word

The review, which had over 23,000 responses, found that 94% of those surveyed acknowledged the Y-word can be considered a racist term against a Jewish person, the club said on Thursday. The word “yid” has inoffensive origins within the Jewish community, but it took on a new meaning in the …

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These 3 die-hard NFL football fans have attended every Super Bowl, starting back in 1967

For Tom Henschel, 80, Don Crisman, 85, and Gregory Eaton, 82, going to the big game has become a tradition. This year will be their 56th Super Bowl. Henschel said he hopes to keep going, depending on what the next few years bring. “I don’t know if I can still …

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