German scientists say spinach chemical should be banned from sports
29 June 2019 | 12:03 pm
Popeye guzzled spinach to get his superhuman strength. But the plant's power-boosting properties aren't just fiction. German scientists say spinach has a steroid-like chemical that should be added to the doping list.
29 Feb 2020
Chinese multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned from the sport for eight years for missing an out-of-competition test, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.
1 Mar 2020
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.
8 Mar 2020
In the remote Indian state of Manipur, polo dates back centuries - it was there that it came to the attention of British colonialists who formalised the sport as polo, and spread it around the world. Now a group of women players are challenging the rural region's traditions in the so-called 'sport of kings'.
16 Apr 2020
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, the winner of the 2017 London Marathon, has been provisionally suspended for "use of a prohibited substance/method".
25 Apr 2020
Fewer doping tests have taken place in track and field due to the coronavirus. In an exclusive interview with DW, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe sent a clear message to potential cheaters: 'You will get caught.'
11 Oct 2020
Longboard dancing may still be relatively underground, but scroll through your Instagram feed and you're likely to spot a video many like Lotfi Lamaali or Cassandre Lemoine performing acrobatics on their skateboards.
7 Dec 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday a bill that lets U.S. justice officials pursue criminal penalties against those involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, sponsors or broadcasters.
18 Jan 2021
The first large-scale criminal trial since Germany introduced anti-doping legislation in 2015 has resulted in a prison term for a doctor from Erfurt.
1 Apr 2021
The captivating traditional wrestling championship in Niger is an annual event. The west African nation's "king sport" is about much more than just a good fight.
13 Apr 2021
He may not be headed to Tokyo this summer, but French B-Boy Mounir is gearing up for the 2024 Paris Games, where breakdancing will make its debut. It's a welcome announcement, one that will "put the spotlight on the sport to open it to a wider audience" and "make it easier to get grants". "I think it's a great thing for breakdancing," Mounir explains. But for him, breakdancing is much more than just a sport. "It's become such an integral part of our culture... it's a lifestyle."
2 Aug 2021
Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare on Saturday (July 31) was provisionally suspended after testing positive for human growth hormone before the Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement.
15 Oct 2021
Allyson Felix says she is proud of fellow sports stars speaking out on mental health issues, although more has to be done to support athletes including those with young children. Felix was speaking shortly before being confirmed as Sportswoman of the Year at the Annual Salute to Women awards in New York. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who spoke about her mental health problems earlier this year, was given the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Felix, 35, is now the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time at the Olympics, and no American has won more than her 11 medals, which included a gold and a bronze in Tokyo.
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Former Lille and Nice boss will look to deliver Champions League success that proved elusive for Pochettino
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As the social affairs, youth, family, seniors and equality minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Aminata Toure has pledged to fight for more diversity in politics. She's the first Black member of a German state government.
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Days after one of the bloodiest crackdowns on protests against Sudan's military coup, the head of the army has announced the dissolution of the governing sovereign council to make way for a civilian leadership. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the military will not participate in talks brokered by the UN and regional blocs, aimed at breaking the stalemate with the civilian opposition. However, Burhan has not specifed any dates, nor mentioned who would replace the army at the negotiating table.
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Since the introduction of "marriage for all" in Germany, some 65,000 marriages have taken place between people of the same sex. The figures showed a rush to tie the knot once it became possible late in 2017.
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Early morning searches have taken place in Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bremen and Baden-Württemberg. Police in Britain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands were also involved.