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  • Japan U20 World Cup winners 2018
    Japan’s Golden Girls: U20 World Cup win raises hopes for Tokyo 2020

    Women’s football has come a long way in Japan. The Under 20’s stunned Spain 3-1 to win the 2018 U20 women’s World Cup in France. Japan became the only nation to have won every World Cup available in the women’s game. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🏆🙌🙌🙌🙌#U20WWC #DareToShine #LeMomentDeBriller @jfa_nadeshiko pic.twitter.com/uNUgXZ60Z0 — #U20WWC 🇫🇷⛵ (@FIFAWWC) August 24, 2018 Land of the rising stars

  • Kipyegon Bett tests positive for EPO
    World 800m bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett fails drug test

      Kenyan 800m runner Kipyegon Bett faces a lengthy ban after testing positive for the blood-booster EPO. Bett, 20, took bronze at last year’s World Championships in London. “Yes, I have received a notification from AIU but I wonder how I could have tested for EPO when I had taken a break from competition to

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Peter Sagan and Danuta Kozak are all in action this weekend
    Where to Catch the Stars this Weekend

      It’s another action-packed weekend of sport featuring your favourite Olympians. Tennis fans will be looking forward to the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open, which gets underway in New York on Monday. But there is plenty of excitement before then including the start of one of cycling’s great races. LINING UP

  • Alina Zagitova and Zagitova the horse
    Лошадь, названная в честь Олимпийской чемпионки Алины Загитовой

    Олимпийская чемпионка по фигурному катанию и любительница собак Алина Загитова интересуется еще и лошадьми. Точнее, лошадью, названною в ее честь. Кобыла по имени Загитова – талантливая скаковая лошадь. С ней работает прославленный ирландский тренер Эйден О’Брайен. Сама Алина Загитова, чемпионка Пхенчхана-2018, рада, что ее именем названа лошадь. “Вот эту малышку зовут Галилео Загитова. Ее назвали

  • Sam Mikulak wins fifth national title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    Sam Mikulak showed the world what he’s capable of as he grabbed his fifth national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. After an up-and-down opening night, Mikulak rebounded with a two-day score of 172.900 in the all-around. He is the first man to claim five U.S. titles since Blaine Wilson’s run from 1996

  • Classy Coleman and Miller-Uibo provide Birmingham’s top moments

    Christian Coleman’s quick start and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s fast finish were the highlights in Birmingham, the 12th meeting of the 2018 Diamond League series. The men’s 100m race featured nine sub-10 runners, including Coleman, who beat Usain Bolt by 0.01 sec at the London World Championships, and Noah Lyles, the world’s joint fastest man of the year. They were joined

  • BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 16 : Sam Mikulak falls while competing in Horizontal Bar during Day 1 of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
    Mikulak leads standings after mixed first day of U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    The top of the leaderboard was like a game of musical chairs with gymnasts moving up and down in each of the first three rotations. When the music – and the first day of competition ended – it was pre-competition favorite Sam Mikulak who sat atop the men’s standings at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in

  • Asian Games ones to watch: Joseph Schooling, Son Heung-min, Kento Momota, Su Bingtian, Nicol David
    Asian Games: Five stars to watch out for in Jakarta and Palembang

    The Asian Games begin in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, this weekend. It’s the 18th Asiad, with the first taking place back in 1951 in New Delhi. With preliminary round games already underway in four team sports, the Olympic Channel picks out five athletes to watch for in the Indonesian cities.   Joseph Schooling It was

  • Lee Hung Fong Ian Amri Malaysia team Asian Games 2018
    She’s 81, he’s 11: Malaysia chooses team for Asian Games

    If you’re good enough, you’re old enough – or young enough. That seems to be Malaysia’s attitude in team selection for the Asian Games. 81-year-old Lee Hung Fong will represent her country in Jakarta as the oldest team member, and so will Ian Nuriman Amri. He’s 11.   Lee will compete in contract bridge which

  • Katie Ledecky learns valuable lessons at Pan Pacific Championships

    Five-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Ledecky demands a lot of herself. An example? The 21-year-old swimmer finished the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo with three titles, one second and one third-place finish. Yet she wasn’t all smiles. Take the 1500m freestyle, an event she has never lost. Ledecky crushed her rivals and easily won it