Sports

2020, the year sport changed forever

Around six months have passed, and something is absolutely clear: 2020 will be remembered in the history of mankind as the year of COVID-19. The damned virus has done tremendous damage to the whole world, and also to sports. Let’s first recognize that sports, whether professional or amateur, is not at all the main type of human activity. Sports, the …

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Costa handed six-month prison sentence and fined for tax fraud

Atletico Madrid‘s Diego Costa has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Spanish state of more than €1 million (£813,000/$1,127,000) after failing to declare payments of over €5m earned from his 2014 move to Chelsea. The striker was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday, but Spanish law states that non-violent crimes with a punishment of under two years’ imprisonment can instead be …

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Serie A to resume on June 20 following Italian government approval

Serie A will resume on June 20 after the Italian government gave its approval on Thursday. After a short and decisive conference meeting featuring Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora, the Lega Serie A and Italian Football Federation presidents, and representatives from the Players’ Association and the Association of Italian Sports Medics, a decision to resume the top-flight in Italy was …

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New FA Cup dates announced with final on August 1

The FA Cup will restart on the weekend of June 27-28 with the final set to take place on August 1.Following the Premier League’s announcement that the league will restart on June 17, the FA followed suit on Friday with provisional dates for the domestic cup. The quarter-finals will take place over the last weekend of June, with further information …

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Lack of online journalism drags Liberian sports writers down

You will not find many sports journalists in the country online at the moment as many lack computers at home and even electricity. This adds to constraints faced by the sporting media in Liberia, making the stay-home order unbearable and increasing mental tension. Sports journalists in Liberia are lockdown at their respective homes, struggling to manage with their respective families …

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Senghane Dominique Dieng and AfriScarves unifying Africa and the world

Senghane Dominique Dieng, AfriScarves CEO Sports, especially football is a game enjoyed all over Africa. The love for the game is not just with the play for the African but also the support and even the business that comes with it. Today, from the horse’s own mouth, an African sporting entrepreneur, Senghane Dominique Dieng shares with TheAfricanDream.net the inside story …

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Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

The former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died. Earlier on Tuesday the French club revealed the 68-year-old had been suffering from coronavirus. Diouf was being treated in a hospital in Senegal, the country of his birth, after contracting the virus. A statement on Marseille’s Twitter account read: “Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will remain …

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Euro 2020 postponed until next summer

Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Norwegian FA. Uefa, European football’s governing body, has been holding an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday. The Norwegian FA says it was decided that the tournament will now take place from 11 June to 11 July next year. BBC Sport …

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Communique from International Olympic Committee regarding Tokyo 2020

LAUSANNE, March 17, 2020 — Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations. Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders will follow in …

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