Algerian athlete who withdrew from Tokyo Olympics to avoid clash with Israeli faces action from judo bosses over ‘discrimination’

An Algerian judoka who withdrew from the Olympics because his political support for Palestine meant he did not want the prospect of facing an Israeli has been suspended, with judo chiefs citing discrimination and “principles”. Judo star Fethi Nourine pulled out of the men’s 73kg event to dodge a potential meeting with Tohar Butbul, of Israel, in […]

After 5 years of anticipation, meet the Russia women’s water polo sensations who stormed to epic win against China — RT Sport News

Two goals from water polo superstar Ekaterina Prokofyeva have given Russia a nerve-shredding 18-17 win over China at the Tokyo Olympics. After a five-year wait, can they go better than their bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games? One of the first matches of the Olympics looks destined to be remembered as a classic, with […]

London’s slowest bus route where it’s actually quicker to get off and walk

As the number of cars on London’s roads has now returned to pre-pandemic levels, traffic is returning to the capital’s congested streets and it’s having a serious impact on our buses. Transport for London (TfL)’s most recent bus speed figures show that in the four weeks from May 29 to June 26, the average speed […]

UFC’s McGregor sups whiskey with pop star Bieber in the sun as he backs Russian training partner Artem Lobov in bare-knuckle bout — RT Sport News

UFC loser Conor McGregor has called himself ‘Big Foot’ while propping up his broken leg on a sun lounger in Beverly Hills alongside pop superstar Justin Bieber, promoting whiskey and sending a message to fighter pal Artem Lobov. With his leg in a cast following his harrowing defeat to Justin Poirier at UFC 264 earlier […]

Ole’s staying at the wheel! Manchester United boss Solskjaer inks new deal to tie him to Old Trafford until 2024 — RT Sport News

Manchester United have shown their faith in boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by rewarding the Norwegian with a new contract which will keep him at the club until at least 2024. Solskjaer has been in the United hot seat since he was appointed as interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December 2018 – later being handed a […]

Olympic Games hosts Japan show approval for Team GB’s Black Lives Matter kneeling campaign by joining in at women’s football match

Team GB’s campaign to take the knee before matches at the Olympics has been reciprocated by hosts Japan on the pitch before the pair met in a women’s football match – with some fans switching off and others hailing the move. Several members of the squad had spoken out about the importance of making the […]

Russian star Daniil Medvedev blasts Olympics tennis tournament a ‘joke’ as players grapple with sweltering conditions in Japan — RT Sport News

Daniil Medvedev, the world’s second-ranked men’s tennis player, has hit out at organizers of the Olympic tennis tournament, with players being forced to contend with sweltering heat of 33 degrees celsius on the court. Soaring temperatures in Tokyo have led to Medvedev questioning why the Olympic event affords players just a 60-second changeover period compared […]

Sister’s heart-breaking tribute to ‘ambitious and creative’ woman, 33, who said she was ‘fine’ hours before taking her own life

A West London woman has begged people to “check up on your loved ones” after her sister took her own life just hours after calling her to say she was fine. Mina Walters, a 33-year-old finance analyst from Hammersmith, died on July 5, leaving behind a ‘big family’ including her mum, dad, brothers, sisters, and […]

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