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Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Olympique de Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, according to the French Ligue 1 club. Diouf had been receiving treatment in his home country, Senegal, before passing away, the Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed. “I pay tribute to the medical staff at Fann Hospital (in Dakar, Senegal) who spared no effort…MORE

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Chaunté Lowe is accustomed to having her world turned upside down. A four-time Olympic high jumper and the bronze medalist from the Games in Beijing 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It was unexpected, to say the least. “I’m young, I’m healthy, I don’t drink, I’ve never drank, I don’t do drugs,”…MORE

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

With the list of sporting postponements growing ever longer, the fate of cycling’s Tour de France would seem almost inevitable. The world’s most prestigious bike race takes place annually in France and sometimes the surrounding countries. One of the most supreme tests of sporting endurance, the event is also embedded in French culture and society,…MORE

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer is the latest athlete to take to social media to share his lockdown life. The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him. In the video, Federer practices the “tweener” shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the…MORE

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

“The Olympic Games is the most complicated sporting event in the world to organize,” says Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian ice hockey great. With the postponed Tokyo Olympics now to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, organizers are faced by the unenviable task of how to arrange a spectacle featuring 11,000 athlete…MORE

Phil Mickelson ‘working on’ rematch of $9M clash with Tiger Woods

Phil Mickelson ‘working on’ rematch of $9M clash with Tiger Woods

Their first match was a $9 million winner-takes-all shoot out, but now Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could lock horns again to fill the void in sports left by the coronavirus. Professional golf is on hold because of the pandemic, but Mickelson hinted on social media that plans are being formed for another clash of…MORE

The 12-hour stream where celebrities and sports stars played ‘Call Of Duty’ for coronavirus aid

The 12-hour stream where celebrities and sports stars played ‘Call Of Duty’ for coronavirus aid

As people distance themselves from one another during the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, celebrities, streamers and musicians united online Saturday. Stream Aid 2020 was a 12-hour charity stream on the social media platform Twitch to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The event, organized by Enthusiast Gaming, featured competitive esports action…MORE

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