Chinese Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang handed eight-year doping ban
01 March 2020 | 1:17 pm
One of China's biggest sports stars, reigning Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang, will miss the Tokyo Games after receiving an eight-year doping ban. The 28-year-old immediately said he will appeal against the decision.
26 Feb 2022
India’s teenage chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has won praise for a stunning victory over world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online championship.
30 Apr 2022
They make up a full rhythm section, with not a drum nor a bass in sight. Champion beatboxers Berywam have just released their début album, "No Instrument", which sees the expert vocal percussionists putting their own spin on hip-hop, reggaeton and pop, with some high-profile collaborators. The French musical foursome join us in the studio to show us how they produce an incredible palette of sounds. We also discuss their stratospheric rise to fame thanks to their online fan base.
7 Aug 2022
Tobi Amusan won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record of 12.30 seconds. She is also the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.
19 Aug 2022
A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
26 Aug 2022
Eleven Israeli athletes and a policeman were assassinated by Palestinian terrorists during the Olympic Games that began in Munich on August 26,1972. Germany is still struggling to come to terms with the events.
15 Dec 2022
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy told IOC chief Thomas Bach that Kyiv wanted Russia's "complete isolation." The US has backed exploring the possibility of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing under a neutral banner.
Golf prodigy Kanana Muthomi is winning one youth tournament after another. She’s inspiring other Kenyan girls to take a swing at the sport.
Texas man Eric Lira has pleaded guilty to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Olympic athletes. Under The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, US authorities can prosecute those they believe conducted criminal acts. This can be anyone involved in "doping schemes for the purpose of influencing international sports competitions.
French sprinter Halba Diouf, 21, dreams of participating at the 2024 Olympic Games. The athlete defines herself as a transgender Muslim woman and doesn't accept being banned from elite competitions.
Chiara Croce of Italy has out-scribbled dozens of national winners from around the world at the World Final of the Red Bull Doodle Art competition in Amsterdam on May 25.
Swimming in the Seine has long been forbidden but taking a dip in the iconic river could soon become a reality. Just in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Paris has embarked on its most ambitious bid yet to clean up one the world’s busiest waterways.
The number of wild mountain gorillas, who are at risk from humans, is increasing for the first time in years. This is thanks to the efforts of conservationists like Uganda's first-ever wildlife veterinarian, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, who says they are truly gentle giants. There are just over a thousand mountain gorillas left, mostly high in the mountains in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kalema-Zikusoka has also written a book, "Walking with Gorillas", charting her life from young enthusiast to wildlife campaigner.
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Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
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