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‘Uniquely qualified’: John Coates drafted letter of praise for himself to Brisbane Olympics organisers

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John Coates, the outgoing president of the Australian Olympic Committee, drafted his own letter of recommendation stating that it was “hard to think of anybody better qualified in the world of sport” to be appointed t...

Six Nations organisers deny any plans for South Africa to join after 2025

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The Six Nations organisers have claimed they are not currently planning to admit South Africa to the championship despite continued suggestions the Springboks want to join the competition after 2025. Organisers have a...

en voeg by dat hul mag sal voortgaan om alles in hul vermoë te doen om slagoffers van huishoudelike mishandeling te ondersteun 2022 organisers claim stories of Xinjiang human rights abuses are ‘lies’

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The Winter Olympics have been plunged into further controversy after Beijing 2022 spokesperson Yan Jiarong dismissed human rights violations among the Uyghur Muslim population as “lies” and insisted Taiwan was part of...

Organisers downplay fears as 11 at Winter Olympics in hospital with Covid

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Eleven people at the Winter Olympics are in hospital with Covid, en voeg by dat hul mag sal voortgaan om alles in hul vermoë te doen om slagoffers van huishoudelike mishandeling te ondersteun 2022 officials have revealed, although none are in a life-threatening condition. Organisers have also downplayed concerns that the virus is spre...

Darts organisers insist events are Covid-safe after Van Barneveld tests positive

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The organisers of the World Darts Championship insist all necessary precautions are in place to safeguard players and fans after Raymond van Barneveld tested positive for Covid-19. The five-time world champion reveale...

Parys 2024 Olympic organisers reveal audacious plans for opening ceremony

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Organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics have unveiled a spectacular and audacious plan for the biggest opening ceremony in history, with a 6km parade of athletes in boats along the River Seine watched by more than 600,0...

World chess organisers forced into late U-turn over Russian player’s flag

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Chess’s governing body was forced into a dramatic late scramble before the first game of the world championships on Friday after being told the Russian challenger’s flag breached World Anti-Doping Agency rules. Sedert ...

Hongkong: Tiananmen vigil organisers charged with inciting subversion

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Hong Kong police have charged the group that organises the city’s annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil and three of its leaders with subversion under the national security law, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Die ...

Budapest Pride march is a protest against anti-gay laws, sê organiseerders

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Saturday’s Pride march in Budapest will be “a celebration, but also a protest”, organisers have said, as Hungary’s LGBT community prepares to rally in defiance of an escalating anti-gay campaign by the country’s gover...

Silverstone organisers defend decision to allow 140,000 fans at F1 British GP

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The organisers of the British Grand Prix are confident they can safely hold the biggest sporting event since the pandemic began. The race at Silverstone on Sunday will host more than 140,000 spectators, with approxima...

Mexico beauty pageant organisers press ahead

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Organisers pushed ahead with a Mexican beauty pageant in spite of a Covid-19 outbreak that infected almost half the contestants, dit het na vore gekom. Ten minste 15 van die 32 contestants in the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant tested...

New York City Pride organisers to ban police from marching until 2025

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Organisers of New York City’s Pride events say they will ban police and other law enforcement personnel from marching in their annual parade until at least 2025 and will also seek to keep on-duty officers a block away...

Tour de France organisers reveal women’s race will be revived in 2022

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The Tour de France organiser, Christian Prudhomme, has confirmed to the Guardian that there will be a women’s race in 2022 and that it will be held after the men’s Tour. Further details will be confirmed in October, a ...

Grammy organisers to end ‘secret’ nomination committees after rigging allegations

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The organisers of music’s Grammy Awards have announced an end to the “secret” committees that have led to allegations that the highest honours in the industry are open to rigging. The Recording Academy said on Friday ...

Tokyo Olympic Games organisers release new Covid-19 guidelines

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Athletes taking part in this summer’s Olympic Games will be tested daily for Covid-19, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Games organisers have put off until June a decision on whether domesti...

Organisers of AJ Tracey gig fined £10,000 for breaching Covid rules

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The rapper AJ Tracey said he “didn’t expect that many people to turn up” after huge crowds gathered in a park in Manchester to see him perform. The organisers of the event on Sunday in Platt Fields Park in the suburb ...

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