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Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Sreeja Akula claim 2024 WTT Contender singles

Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Sreeja Akula claim 2024 WTT Contender singles

Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and India’s Sreeja Akula claimed the 2024 WTT Contender Lagos singles titles Sunday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. The tournament's final day was a thrilling display of table tennis, as champions were crowned in the Women's Singles, Men's Singles, Women's Doubles, and Men's Doubles categories.



Sha'Carri Richardson is back in the Games and better than ever

Sha'Carri Richardson is back in the Games and better than ever

The world champion sprinter pounded the track, then her chest in the US Olympic trials in Eugene on Saturday as she won the 100metre race and sealed her ticket for Paris 2024, where she will face stiffer competition from Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah.


Athletics events to open LA28 after scheduling, venue changes

Athletics events to open LA28 after scheduling, venue changes

The Los Angeles 2028 Olympics proposed a series of updates to its venue plan Friday, leveraging Southern California’s abundance of high-quality athletic venues to assign more sports to existing stadiums and fewer temporary ones. Track and field will now be front and centre at the Memorial Coliseum.



Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Three years on from the devastating loss of form and confidence that turned Simone Manuel's Tokyo Olympic dream into a nightmare, the US swim star has found "healing" at the US Olympic swimming trials. It's not a venue known for promoting peace of mind —a meeting where only the top two finishers in each final can secure the longed-for Olympic berth and some of the best swimmers in the world are destined to be disappointed.


WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced its Independent Observer (IO) programme teams in preparation for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. WADA’s IO programme is designed to enhance athlete and public confidence as to the quality, effectiveness and reliability of anti-doping programmes during the Games.


New dates for Africa Cup of Nations 2025 announced

New dates for Africa Cup of Nations 2025 announced

The next Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Morocco from 21 December 2025 to 18 January 2026, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe announced after a virtual executive committee at their headquarters in Cairo on Friday evening. Originally scheduled for June and July 2025, the AFCON was moved to avoid a clash with the inaugural Club World Cup in the United States from 15 June to 13 July next year.



Ted Cruz criticises USA Basketball for Caitlin Clark's Olympic exclusion

Ted Cruz criticises USA Basketball for Caitlin Clark's Olympic exclusion

US senator Ted Cruz voiced criticism over Caitlin Clark's exclusion from the Olympics, calling out the USA Basketball selection committee on social media on Wednesday in response to the WNBA recording its most-watched game in more than 20 years. The game between Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky Sunday marked the most-watched WNBA game on any network in 23 years with an average of 2.25 million people tuning in to CBS with the Fever’s 91-83 victory peaking viewership at nearly 3 million viewers. 


Cycling champion Katie Archibald out of Olympics after freak accident

Cycling champion Katie Archibald out of Olympics after freak accident

Two-time Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald will miss the Paris 2024 Games after suffering a double leg break in a freak garden accident. The 30-year-old Scottish cyclist fractured a tibia and fibula and dislocated an ankle having tripped over a garden step. She also sustained substantial ligament damage during the incident on Tuesday and has since undergone surgery.


Bach says Drut's opinion does not represent the IOC

Bach says Drut's opinion does not represent the IOC

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has responded to comments made by Guy Drut, the 1976 Montreal Olympic gold medallist, who said he would vote for a coalition of the right and the far right in the French legislative elections.