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Russian Sports Ministry plans to open World Cup 2018 Fan Fest in Crimea

Russian Deputy Sport Minister Natalia Parshikova has announced plans to open FIFA Fan Fest squares on the Crimean peninsula during the 2018 World Cup. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Sports Ministry plans to open World Cup 2018 Fan Fest in Crimea

Russian Deputy Sport Minister Natalia Parshikova has announced plans to open FIFA Fan Fest squares on the Crimean peninsula during the 2018 World Cup. Read Full Article at RT.com

Female Japan mayor determined to cancel men-only sumo tradition

A female mayor in western Japan, Tomoko Nakagawa, has announced plans to protest against the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and question the legality of an old sumo tradition that prohibits women from entering the “sacred” ring. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Female Japan mayor determined to cancel men-only sumo tradition

A female mayor in western Japan, Tomoko Nakagawa, has announced plans to protest against the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and question the legality of an old sumo tradition that prohibits women from entering the “sacred” ring. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘It happened hundreds of times’: Olympic gold medal gymnast Maroney on Nassar sex abuse

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested “hundreds of times” by former US Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘It happened hundreds of times’: Olympic gold medal gymnast Maroney on Nassar sex abuse

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested “hundreds of times” by former US Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I’ve contacted Russian security service about this bull****’ – football manager on rooster incident

Football coach Aleksandr Grigoryan has contacted Russia’s security service FSB over an incident where a fan of Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, the team he manages, tossed a live rooster at him during a game. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I’ve contacted Russian security service about this bull****’ – football manager on rooster incident

Football coach Aleksandr Grigoryan has contacted Russia’s security service FSB over an incident where a fan of Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, the team he manages, tossed a live rooster at him during a game. Read Full Article at RT.com

Strip off! Russian women’s football team promise ‘erotic’ photoshoot if they win league title

Russian women’s football team FK Yenisey have made a cheeky promise if they clinch the Russian premier league title – to have a steamy photo-session of the entire squad showing off their silverware. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Strip off! Russian women’s football team promise ‘erotic’ photoshoot if they win league title

Russian women’s football team FK Yenisey have made a cheeky promise if they clinch the Russian premier league title – to have a steamy photo-session of the entire squad showing off their silverware. Read Full Article at RT.com

'I thought if I closed my eyes, I would never open them' – Russian Olympic skater on horror injury

Russian figure skater Natalja Zabijako has explained how she battled to win Olympic silver at PyeongChang 2018 despite a horrific head injury sustained two years before the event. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'I thought if I closed my eyes, I would never open them' – Russian Olympic skater on horror injury

Russian figure skater Natalja Zabijako has explained how she battled to win Olympic silver at PyeongChang 2018 despite a horrific head injury sustained two years before the event. Read Full Article at RT.com

The Peter Schmeichel Show: Goalkeeping great explores World Cup host city Samara

The goalkeeping great continues to explore local culture in 2018 FIFA World Cup host cities. This time it’s Samara, a city that is set to host four group-stage matches and two matches in the elimination rounds. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Peter Schmeichel Show: Goalkeeping great explores World Cup host city Samara

The goalkeeping great continues to explore local culture in 2018 FIFA World Cup host cities. This time it’s Samara, a city that is set to host four group-stage matches and two matches in the elimination rounds. Read Full Article at RT.com

German FA president hopes Angela Merkel will visit 2018 World Cup in Russia

German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel has expressed hope that Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on June 14. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German FA president hopes Angela Merkel will visit 2018 World Cup in Russia

German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel has expressed hope that Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on June 14. Read Full Article at RT.com

Australian rugby star Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments

Australian rugby star Israel Folau will not be penalized by Rugby Australia for his anti-gay comments which caused a public uproar and homophobia discussions in the world of rugby as well as outside of it. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australian rugby star Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments

Australian rugby star Israel Folau will not be penalized by Rugby Australia for his anti-gay comments which caused a public uproar and homophobia discussions in the world of rugby as well as outside of it. Read Full Article at RT.com

World Cup scares: British press adds gorgeous women to many ‘threats’ English team faces in Russia

The scariest thing English footballers will face this year is a hooligan hacker model bot, armed with laxatives and a chained balalaika-playing bear at her knee. At least that’s what you’d think after reading the British press. Read Full Article at RT.com
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World Cup scares: British press adds gorgeous women to many ‘threats’ English team faces in Russia

The scariest thing English footballers will face this year is a hooligan hacker model bot, armed with laxatives and a chained balalaika-playing bear at her knee. At least that’s what you’d think after reading the British press. Read Full Article at RT.com

Commentator fired over Venus Williams ‘gorilla’ comment can’t find media work

Tennis commentator Doug Adler, fired by ESPN after allegedly likening Venus Williams to a gorilla, has remained unable to find work in sports journalism ever since, according to a lawsuit against the company. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Commentator fired over Venus Williams ‘gorilla’ comment can’t find media work

Tennis commentator Doug Adler, fired by ESPN after allegedly likening Venus Williams to a gorilla, has remained unable to find work in sports journalism ever since, according to a lawsuit against the company. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘It’s a big step forward’ – Russian referee Karasev on being shortlisted for World Cup

Referee Sergei Karasev, who was recently included in the pool of referees appointed for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, spoke exclusively to RT about his appointment for the tournament. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘It’s a big step forward’ – Russian referee Karasev on being shortlisted for World Cup

Referee Sergei Karasev, who was recently included in the pool of referees appointed for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, spoke exclusively to RT about his appointment for the tournament. Read Full Article at RT.com

CSKA dismiss allegations of ‘racist chants’ at Arsenal players

CSKA Moscow have dismissed reports of racist chanting in their Europa League quarter-final second leg against English Premier League team Arsenal on Thursday as “embarrassing.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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CSKA dismiss allegations of ‘racist chants’ at Arsenal players

CSKA Moscow have dismissed reports of racist chanting in their Europa League quarter-final second leg against English Premier League team Arsenal on Thursday as “embarrassing.” Read Full Article at RT.com

‘He’ll be jailed for this!’ – Russian fan throws live rooster at manager (VIDEO)

A fan of Russian second tier club Luch-Energiya Vladivostok has risked being jailed for 15 days by throwing a live rooster onto the pitch in protest at manager Aleksandr Grigoryan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘He’ll be jailed for this!’ – Russian fan throws live rooster at manager (VIDEO)

A fan of Russian second tier club Luch-Energiya Vladivostok has risked being jailed for 15 days by throwing a live rooster onto the pitch in protest at manager Aleksandr Grigoryan. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘It’s where the World Cup starts for me’: Goalkeeping legend Schmeichel tours Saransk, Russia

With just two months to go until the 2018 World Cup, Peter Schmeichel is touring Russia’s host cities. This time, he visited Saransk to open the World Cup Park and challenge a goalkeeping robot. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘It’s where the World Cup starts for me’: Goalkeeping legend Schmeichel tours Saransk, Russia

With just two months to go until the 2018 World Cup, Peter Schmeichel is touring Russia’s host cities. This time, he visited Saransk to open the World Cup Park and challenge a goalkeeping robot. Read Full Article at RT.com

'It's a strong signal' - Fatma Samoura on being FIFA's first female Secretary General

In the latest edition of The Stan Collymore Show, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura speaks about holding a senior position in the male-dominated organization and recent reforms to football's governing body. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'It's a strong signal' - Fatma Samoura on being FIFA's first female Secretary General

In the latest edition of The Stan Collymore Show, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura speaks about holding a senior position in the male-dominated organization and recent reforms to football's governing body. Read Full Article at RT.com

CSKA 2-2 Arsenal (agg. 3-6): Gunners shoot down CSKA comeback dream in Moscow

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League semi-final stage in Moscow on Thursday night, despite a spirited effort from CSKA to stage a daring and dramatic comeback in their Europa League 2nd leg quarter-final. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CSKA 2-2 Arsenal (agg. 3-6): Gunners shoot down CSKA comeback dream in Moscow

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League semi-final stage in Moscow on Thursday night, despite a spirited effort from CSKA to stage a daring and dramatic comeback in their Europa League 2nd leg quarter-final. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I'll be back for World Cup!’ – Arsene Wenger says farewell to Russia, for now

Arsene Wenger promised Russian fans that they would meet again at the 2018 World Cup this summer. The Arsenal manager was speaking after his side dumped CSKA Moscow out of the Europa League. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I'll be back for World Cup!’ – Arsene Wenger says farewell to Russia, for now

Arsene Wenger promised Russian fans that they would meet again at the 2018 World Cup this summer. The Arsenal manager was speaking after his side dumped CSKA Moscow out of the Europa League. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian Paralympian wins court case against German newspaper over doping claims

Russian six-time Paralympic champion Mikhalina Lysova has won a court case against German newspaper Bild, which called her “the Russian who takes doping” on the eve of the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Paralympian wins court case against German newspaper over doping claims

Russian six-time Paralympic champion Mikhalina Lysova has won a court case against German newspaper Bild, which called her “the Russian who takes doping” on the eve of the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Read Full Article at RT.com

Peru captain could miss World Cup if cocaine ban increased

Peruvian national team captain Paolo Guerrero could miss the Russia 2018 World Cup if his drug ban for cocaine is extended, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Peru captain could miss World Cup if cocaine ban increased

Peruvian national team captain Paolo Guerrero could miss the Russia 2018 World Cup if his drug ban for cocaine is extended, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Thieves used pepper spray to stoke panic and rob in stampede in Italy during UCL final

Italian authorities say gangs of thieves used pepper spray to stoke panic and rob people during a stampede that injured 1,500 as a crowd watched the 2017 Champions League final. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Thieves used pepper spray to stoke panic and rob in stampede in Italy during UCL final

Italian authorities say gangs of thieves used pepper spray to stoke panic and rob people during a stampede that injured 1,500 as a crowd watched the 2017 Champions League final. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Sport has more active role than ever’ - Arsenal’s Wenger on World Cup, tension & football in Russia

In a week when Western reports have claimed gangs of 'hooli-girls' are training to batter English football fans arriving in Russia, the biggest trouble facing Arsenal was finding their way to their Moscow hotel on time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Sport has more active role than ever’ - Arsenal’s Wenger on World Cup, tension & football in Russia

In a week when Western reports have claimed gangs of 'hooli-girls' are training to batter English football fans arriving in Russia, the biggest trouble facing Arsenal was finding their way to their Moscow hotel on time. Read Full Article at RT.com

Pele set to miss Russia 2018 World Cup due to health problems

Brazilian football icon Pele could miss the Russia 2018 World Cup with “lingering” health problems after a recent setback kept him from presenting the Campeonato Carioca trophy on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pele set to miss Russia 2018 World Cup due to health problems

Brazilian football icon Pele could miss the Russia 2018 World Cup with “lingering” health problems after a recent setback kept him from presenting the Campeonato Carioca trophy on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

South African runner Semenya dominates Commonwealth Games but faces possible IAAF ban

South African runner Caster Semenya, who took the women's 1,500m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, may soon be banned from female races under a new IAAF hyperandrogenism policy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South African runner Semenya dominates Commonwealth Games but faces possible IAAF ban

South African runner Caster Semenya, who took the women's 1,500m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, may soon be banned from female races under a new IAAF hyperandrogenism policy. Read Full Article at RT.com

5 athletes remembered for scandal rather than sporting achievements

The insatiable desire to win at all costs sometimes pushes athletes beyond the limits and down a slippery slope, which can end in their reputations and careers being tarnished. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 athletes remembered for scandal rather than sporting achievements

The insatiable desire to win at all costs sometimes pushes athletes beyond the limits and down a slippery slope, which can end in their reputations and careers being tarnished. Read Full Article at RT.com

World Cup host city explored: Football legend Peter Schmeichel samples local customs in Kazan

As Russia prepares for the 2018 World Cup, Peter Schmeichel is traveling to cities where the tournament will be played. The football legend visited Kazan, where he made the traditional dessert and attended a wedding. Read Full Article at RT.com
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World Cup host city explored: Football legend Peter Schmeichel samples local customs in Kazan

As Russia prepares for the 2018 World Cup, Peter Schmeichel is traveling to cities where the tournament will be played. The football legend visited Kazan, where he made the traditional dessert and attended a wedding. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Did you pack the explosives?’ NFL’s Davis arrested, charged over ill-advised airport gag

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis has been arrested and charged with making criminal threats over an ill-advised joke he made at Los Angeles Airport referencing ‘explosives.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Did you pack the explosives?’ NFL’s Davis arrested, charged over ill-advised airport gag

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis has been arrested and charged with making criminal threats over an ill-advised joke he made at Los Angeles Airport referencing ‘explosives.’ Read Full Article at RT.com

US tennis player sues WTA and ITF over injuries caused by doping tests

American tennis player Madison Brengle has begun legal proceedings against the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), claiming that obligatory doping tests caused her serious injuries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US tennis player sues WTA and ITF over injuries caused by doping tests

American tennis player Madison Brengle has begun legal proceedings against the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), claiming that obligatory doping tests caused her serious injuries. Read Full Article at RT.com

Long road to Russia: Egypt football fan embarks on cycle journey to 2018 World Cup

One Egyptian football fan has decided to take an unconventional route to the 2018 World Cup – by cycling 5,000km from his home country to support his heroes in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Long road to Russia: Egypt football fan embarks on cycle journey to 2018 World Cup

One Egyptian football fan has decided to take an unconventional route to the 2018 World Cup – by cycling 5,000km from his home country to support his heroes in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

Canada ice hockey crash: Injured victim alive after being misidentified as deceased player

As mourning continues in Canada following the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team bus crash, local investigators have confirmed that one of the victims of the tragedy was misidentified. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Canada ice hockey crash: Injured victim alive after being misidentified as deceased player

As mourning continues in Canada following the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team bus crash, local investigators have confirmed that one of the victims of the tragedy was misidentified. Read Full Article at RT.com

US fans biggest buyers of Russia 2018 tickets despite Trump official’s ‘think twice’ plea

US citizens account for the largest number of foreign ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite warnings from a senior White House official to ‘think twice’ about attending this summer’s football festival. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US fans biggest buyers of Russia 2018 tickets despite Trump official’s ‘think twice’ plea

US citizens account for the largest number of foreign ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite warnings from a senior White House official to ‘think twice’ about attending this summer’s football festival. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I'd swap Grand Slams for family life’ – Russia's Kuznetsova on injuries, World Cup & future plans

Double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, currently recovering from a wrist injury that kept her out of the Australian Open, says she would exchange her tennis titles for a happy family life. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I'd swap Grand Slams for family life’ – Russia's Kuznetsova on injuries, World Cup & future plans

Double Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, currently recovering from a wrist injury that kept her out of the Australian Open, says she would exchange her tennis titles for a happy family life. Read Full Article at RT.com

Transgender weightlifter out of Commonwealth Games after horror injury in record attempt

Transgender weightlifter and 90+kg gold medal favorite Laurel Hubbard, who represents New Zealand, has been forced to withdraw from the 2018 Commonwealth Games with an elbow injury. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Transgender weightlifter out of Commonwealth Games after horror injury in record attempt

Transgender weightlifter and 90+kg gold medal favorite Laurel Hubbard, who represents New Zealand, has been forced to withdraw from the 2018 Commonwealth Games with an elbow injury. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tributes pour in to young Belgian cyclist who died during race (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Tributes have poured in to 23-year-old Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who tragically lost his life after a crash during the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tributes pour in to young Belgian cyclist who died during race (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Tributes have poured in to 23-year-old Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who tragically lost his life after a crash during the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘It’s better if McGregor fights Khabib next time, not a bus’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov says his son, who now holds the UFC lightweight belt, will accept a fight against Conor McGregor if the promotion decides to give him a title shot. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘It’s better if McGregor fights Khabib next time, not a bus’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov says his son, who now holds the UFC lightweight belt, will accept a fight against Conor McGregor if the promotion decides to give him a title shot. Read Full Article at RT.com