New Zealand athletes mark 100-day Olympic countdown with super size skateboard
15 April 2021 | 9:00 am
Tokyo 2020 will introduce several new sports to the Olympic movement including skateboarding as New Zealand marks 100 days until the Games begin.
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.
10 Sep 2022
We look at deadly unrest in Iraq after the resignation of a prominent Shiite cleric. It comes months after failure to form a government following elections. Also, we look at the Paul Pogba scandal that could overshadow France's preparation for the World Cup. As Serena Williams begins her last grand slam before retirement, Time Magazine looks back at her legacy for women's sports. Finally, a man sets a new record for the longest paddle in a pumpkin!
8 Sep 2022
We begin by looking at the British front pages after Liz Truss is named prime minister. Also, Libération looks at how professional sports can reduce their carbon footprint in the wake of Paris Saint-Germain's scandal about private jets. Plus, Kylian Mbappé speaks to the New York Times. Finally, a chimpanzee who escaped from a zoo in Ukraine is brought back to safety!
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.
30 Dec 2022
The danger of developing skin cancer was highlighted in 2022 when Manuel Neuer shared his experience. Athletes exposed to the sun more than the general public are at higher risk of contracting the disease.
DW Exclusive: A teenage whistleblower is suing basketball's world governing body for failing to protect her from retaliation after she reported widespread sexual abuse by former officials of Mali's national team.
Until recently, research into head injuries suffered by rugby, American football or even soccer players has been focused mainly on male athletes. However, there is evidence that the risk may be higher among females.
Sport is strictly forbidden for women in Afghanistan, so hundreds fled into exile. Now they are demanding a direct line to the IOC with hopes of competing at the Paris Games in 2024. What are their chances?
For seven months, large groups of people in Iran have been demonstrating for their freedom. The role of sports in this struggle is a sensitive subject.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's highest-paid athlete after his move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr nearly doubled his annual playing salary while PSG duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe round off the top three, according to Forbes.
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.
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X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, is not a signatory to the EU-wide code of conduct to crack down on fake news on social media platforms and advertising companies
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It's taken decades, but India's parliament has passed a law guaranteeing more seats for female politicians. But bringing more women into politics remains an uphill battle.
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The mayor of Derna is among those held over allegations of mismanagement and negligence that could have contributed to deadly dam collapses earlier this month.
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Hollywood screenwriters and studios have reached a tentative agreement to end the writers strike that has brought the TV and movie industry to a standstill for nearly five months. The Writers Guild of America announced the deal late Sunday with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that represents studios, streaming services and producers in negotiations.
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House Republicans will try to advance four party-line funding bills this week, though they would not avert a looming government shutdown.
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Metal theft by criminal gangs in Germany is alarming the public and businesses. The disruptions they cause are increasingly felt in everyday life. These will worsen as copper prices rise.