UN Experts Urge IOC to Ensure Non-Discrimination of Russian, Belarusian Athletes

https://sputniknews.com/20230202/un-experts-urge-ioc-to-ensure-non-discrimination-of-russian-belarusian-athletes-1106902360.html UN Experts Urge IOC to Ensure Non-Discrimination of Russian, Belarusian Athletes UN Experts Urge IOC to Ensure Non-Discrimination of Russian, Belarusian Athletes UN human rights experts on Wednesday commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for considering allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in international sports competitions as neutral athletes and urged the IOC … Read more

Ukraine could boycott Olympics if Russians allowed back, says sports minister

Reuters  —  Ukraine would not rule out boycotting the Olympic Games if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to compete in the Paris 2024 Games, its sports minister said. Plans by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to look at ways for those athletes to return to international competition would be opposed, the minister, Vadim Guttsait, … Read more

Bid to boost regional sport in SA as volunteer and participation numbers drop

Tony Elletson believes South Australia’s Limestone Coast can be the best regional area in Australia for producing elite athletes.  Through the Limestone Coast Sporting Academy, he trains young people in the region to compete in their sports alongside the best in the state and country.  But he knows local grassroots sport is the starting ground for everyone, … Read more

Anton Walkes: Charlotte FC soccer player dies at age 25 following boating accident

CNN  —  Anton Walkes, a defender for Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC, has died from injuries suffered in a boating accident at age 25, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said in a statement. The FWC said that, around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, FWC officers attended a two-vessel accident near the Miami … Read more

Ons Jabeur is one of a number of Muslim making history in sport. These are their hopes for the next generation

CNN  —  Don’t be surprised if we hear more about Muslim women in sports this year. Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur is the No. 2 seed at the first grand slam of the 2023 tennis season – the Australian Open, which got underway on Monday. Jabeur turned heads in 2022 with thrilling performances at Wimbledon … Read more

LSU Gymnastics enhancing security after fans of TikTok star Olivia Dunne disrupt meet

CNN  —  The head coach of Louisiana State University’s gymnastics team said there will be added security when it travels to an away meet after an incident last week where fans of Tigers gymnast and TikTok influencer Olivia Dunne disrupted a meet against the University of Utah earlier this week in Salt Lake City. Jay … Read more

Opinion: Stop using Hamlin’s cardiac arrest for the anti-vax agenda

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Reiner, MD, is a CNN medical analyst and professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the author. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  The survival and recovery of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after his collapse during last week’s Monday Night … Read more

Afghan women athletes speak of the heartache of being barred from the sports they love

Noura’s determination to play sports was so great that she defied her family’s opposition for years. Beatings from her mother and jeers from her neighbours never stopped her from the sports she loved. Key points: Many women said they have been threatened by the Taliban not to engage in their sports The ban on sports … Read more

Damar Hamlin shows ‘signs of improvement’ while still in ICU in critical condition, Bills say, after mid-game cardiac arrest

Cincinnati CNN  —  After suffering a cardiac arrest during a game on Monday, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition in intensive care, with “signs of improvement” noted over the past day, his team tweeted Wednesday afternoon, while uneasy supporters across the nation awaited word of his fate. “He is expected to remain … Read more

Damar Hamlin’s doctors are working to get him breathing without a ventilator after his mid-game cardiac arrest left him in critical condition

Cincinnati CNN  —  After suffering a cardiac arrest mid-game on Monday, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains sedated on a ventilator as doctors work toward getting him to breathe on his own, according to an update from the player’s uncle. The 24-year-old player was still in critical condition as of Tuesday night, his uncle Dorrian … Read more