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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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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong wins first Skeleton race for Ghana and Africa

Akwasi Frimpong (r) in photo with coach Zach Lund after the historic win in Park City, Utah Two years ago, former Utah Valley University track star Akwasi Frimpong became the first skeleton athlete to represent the nation of Ghana in the Olympics as he competed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, accomplishing a goal he had been chasing for years. But Frimpong was just …

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Skeleton Olympian Akwasi Frimpong now two-time finalist in Pyeongchang

Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, twice qualified for the finals during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Pyeongchang InterContinental Cup this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the same track where Frimpong made history for his country and began his drive to become the Hope of a Billion when he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Frimpong’s results …

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A look at the life and times of Kobe ‘Black Mamba’ Bryant

Retired professional basketball player, Joseph Washington “Jellybeans” Bryant had a successful career as an NBA player plying his trade for the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and San Diego Clippers. As a coach, he handled teams in Italy, Japan and Thailand. It was thanks to his time in Japan and his love for the Kobe beef that he named his …

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Kobe Bryant killed in California helicopter crash

Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said Sunday. Kobe Bryant photo courtesy Getty Images He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ Sports. There were no survivors, and the cause …

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Basketball Africa League unveils official logo in Rwanda

Rwanda – KIGALI, December 20, 2019 – The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today unveiled the league’s official logo. The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow, red and royal …

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