It’s no joke: ‘Novax’ Djokovic sidelined
07 January 2022 | 2:58 pm
We take a look at the saga of Novak Djokovic’s detention Down Under, after the vaccine sceptic's visa exemption was revoked. But first, we see how the press is covering the violence in Kazakhstan and why the Moscow Times says Russia's involvement could be risky for the Kremlin. Plus, we discuss how the American press is praising – and lambasting – Joe Biden's January 6 speech.
In this article
2 May 2022
World number one Novak Djokovic said that he was "heartbroken" after his former coach Boris Becker was jailed last week after concealing financial assets.
10 May 2022
World number one Novak Djokovic says Spanish teenager and newly-crowned Madrid Open champion Carlos Alcaraz is a favorite to win the French Open this year.
16 May 2022
World number one Novak Djokovic claimed his first title in over six months after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0 7-6(5) to win the Italian Open on Sunday. Djokovic did not drop a set en route to the final in Rome, having picked up his 1,000th tour-level victory by beating Casper Ruud in the semi-final to book a clash with Tsitsipas - a repeat of last year's French Open final, which the Serb won.
22 Jun 2022
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
3 Aug 2022
Canadian-born artist and mechanical engineer Jonathan Tippett has managed to build the world’s largest exoskeleton mech suit. Now, he has his sights set on a new breed of mechanized sport – a global mech racing league.
28 Oct 2022
On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.
20 Nov 2022
We look at reactions in the British papers and illustrated press as Jeremy Hunt prepares to unveil the most severe budget in decades. Also, criticism pours in ahead of the World Cup and Qatari authorities are forced to apologise after a video showed them trying to shut down a Danish reporter's liveshot.
A triumphant Novak Djokovic paraded the Australian Open trophy around the gardens of Melbourne's Government House on Monday (January 30), his 10th title having added another entry in the plus column for those who argue he is the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).
Top athletes are under considerable pressure to succeed. And only those who can deal with that constant pressure have a chance of getting funding. Speed skater and Olympic participant Bente Pflug tells her story.
The Government of Rwanda has been promoting the participation of sports to all classes of citizens to leave no one behind. They have introduced new sports and physical practices, such as this new one ‘Street Tennis.’
Quidditch, also known as quadball since 2022, is a team sport that was created in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont, United States, and was inspired by the fictional game Quidditch in the Harry Potter books by the author J. K. Rowling.
Novak Djokovic says he is still dealing with an elbow issue heading into this week's Srpska Open as the Serb looks to get his French Open preparations back on track following his early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters.
25 mins ago
African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina faults global finance architecture.
1 hour ago
Iran and Afghanistan have reportedly extended the cooperation between their intelligence services. Repeated terrorist attacks in Iran have exposed shortcomings in Iran's security agencies.
1 hour ago
More than 30 years after reunification, East Germans remain underrepresented in high-level jobs, researchers have found. This is only changing slowly.
1 hour ago
The Pope is heading to Marseille in southern France. He's expected to deliver harsh comments on the living conditions of migrants.
1 day ago
Noureddin Bongo Valentin, the eldest son of ousted Gabonese president Ali Bongo, has been charged with corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering. Several cabinet members were also indicted. Also in this edition: famine aid for Somalia is to be temporarily suspended after a UN probe found widespread theft and misuse of funds.
1 day ago
The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.