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Vitaly Mutko

CAS cancels Olympic lifetime ban on former Russian deputy premier

The lifetime ban slammed by International Olympic Committee on the former Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has been overturned.
South Korea Shim Suk-hee

I was repeatedly raped by my coach – Olympic gold medallist

South Korean two-time Olympic gold medallist, Shim Suk-hee, has accused her former coach, Cho Jae-beom, of repeatedly sexually assaulting her since she was 17 years old.
A man walks past a giant banner showing a picture of the summit handshake between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul City Hall on September 13, 2018. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will fly to North Korea's capital on September 18, for a third summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un as US efforts to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

The two Koreans have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (C) shakes hands with Kim Il Guk (L), the President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Jong-Hwan Do (R), Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

South Korea to propose joint Olympics with North at summit

South Korea plans to propose a joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics with North Korea at next week's summit in Pyongyang, sports minister Do Jong-hwan said Wednesday, according to a Yonhap report.
Youth Olympic Games

Nigeria loses 2022 Youth Olympic Games rights to Senegal

Nigeria have lost the hosting rights for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022 to Senegal, which submitted a better proposal.
Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (left) and Someity. AFP

Japan unveils mascots for 2020 Olympics Games

Japanese organisers formally introduced their doe-eyed 2020 Olympic mascots to the world on Sunday, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting challenge to some.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin to meet IOC’s Thomas Bach at World Cup final

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, at the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, TASS news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Kremlin's spokesman.
A dog is weighed at the Mlob Sbov restaurant and dog meat shop in Champa village, Takeo

Court: Killing dogs for meat illegal

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

Twitter agog with World Cup frenzy

While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WorldCup.

Kim Jong Un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit

A Kim Jong Un lookalike said Friday he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit and told to stay away from sites linked to the event.

Russia throws off isolation as it gears up for the World Cup

Russia throws opens its doors for the World Cup in a week’s time, with superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi performing in a country sharply at odds with some of the participating countries.

Koreas hold high-level talks ahead of Trump-Kim summit

North and South Korea held high-level talks Friday to discuss their ongoing efforts to improve ties ahead of a landmark meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

IOC to appeal against CAS decision to lift Russian doping bans

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Thursday that it will appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to lift doping bans on 28 Russians.

Russia issues security guarantee to Arsenal fans

Russia has issued a security guarantee to Arsenal fans who will visit Moscow for a Europa League clash in the heat of a diplomatic crisis over an ex-double agent's poisoning.

Simi ‘slayed’, Seun ‘blazed’ even on social media at Winter Olympics

Breaking the internet may very well have been beyond them but Nigeria’s winter heroines further endeared themselves to their fans and certainly earned new ones with the level of their engagement on Social media.

North Korea to halt nuclear testing during talks with US

South Korea’s National Security Adviser, Chung Eui-yong, says North Korean President, Kim Jong Un, has agreed to halt nuclear and ballistic missile testing while dialogue is ongoing between North Korea and the US.

Donald Trump: Deal with Kim Jong-un ‘in the making’

US President Donald Trump has said a deal with North Korea's Kim Jong-un is "very much in the making," a day after he revealed he agreed to meet the North Korean leader for face-to-face talks.

Two Koreas to hold summit, North ready for denuclearisation talks

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone next month after Pyongyang expressed willingness to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari hails Jubril Aminu at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned Professor Jibril Aminu on his 80th, describing him as man with a pedigree of excellence, stewardship and dedication to the growth of the country and of humanity.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

Sani Adamu: President Buhari ministers a bunch of “fantastically corrupt” Nigerians

Adamu put forward that the Buhari administration has nothing good in stock for Nigerians, having, in his words, brought in “fantastically corrupt” politicians as ministers whose character and track records are a reflection of the president’s person, having promised to bring in people that are best known to him and represents his ideals.
Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.

Barcelona consider Neymar-Ousmane Dembele swap

Barcelona will return with a third offer for Neymar and are weighing up including Ousmane Dembele as a makeweight in an attempt to convince Paris Saint-Germain to sell, sources have said.
Tammy Abraham opened his Chelsea account with a first-half goal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Norwich City, finally ending his 15-year wait for a Blues goal.

Tammy Abraham fires Chelsea to victory over Norwich

It was Abraham that finally settled matters in the 68th minute, to give Frank Lampard boys their first three points in the League. The forward may just have redeemed himself with Chelsea fans having caused some heartbreak in missing a penalty in Istanbul, during the UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool.
Bayern Munich have reportedly ear-marked Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong as their long-term successor to Arjen Robben.

Bayern Munich want Manchester United youngster as Arjen Robben replacement

Bayern Munich have reportedly ear-marked Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong as their long-term successor to Arjen Robben.