Rowing your way into the Ivy Leagues
30 March 2019 | 10:46 am
This month’s Varsity Blues scandal demonstrates the tremendous power that college coaches can wield. But the affluent also use legal ways to take advantage of a system that favors athletes in college admissions.
11 May 2022
Sunday's inaugural Miami Grand Prix Formula One race lived up to its billing as a heavyweight battle between the series' two points leaders -- Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Verstappen came away with the victory, the second in a row and third of the year for the 2021 F1 drivers' champion. His earlier wins had come in Saudi Arabia and Italy.
21 Jun 2022
Swimming's world governing body will only allow transgender athletes who transitioned before age 12 to compete in elite women's competitions. Some support a desire for inclusion, others say it would make races unfair.
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.
21 Jun 2022
We look at the political headache that awaits French President Emmanuel Macron after the disastrous parliamentary election results for his centrist bloc. Some papers warn that he may need to seek support for each individual bill. Also, after global swimming, rugby league authorities provisionally ban transgender female athletes amid claims that they possess physical advantages. Finally, a Spanish local council is now imposing fines for urinating in the sea!
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!
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.
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Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
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As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
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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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In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
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Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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