Joe Root: We’ve to make sure racism doesn’t happen again further down the line

Joe Root: We’ve to make sure racism doesn’t happen again further down the line

England skipper Joe Root has said everyone has to find ways of creating more opportunities to make the sport “more diverse” following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Yorkshire. Rafiq, Root’s former teammate at the club, had accused the County side of racism following which Yorkshire released a statement regarding the investigation into the matter. In September 2020, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club launched a full investigation into allegations of racism and now in a release has stated that ‘Azeem was the victim of inappropriate behaviour.’ “As a former team-mate…

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Yorkshire’s county cricket team apologizes to Azeem Rafiq, who was ‘victim of inappropriate behaviour’

Yorkshire’s county cricket team apologizes to Azeem Rafiq, who was ‘victim of inappropriate behaviour’

HIGHLIGHTS Yorkshire apologise to former player Azeem Rafiq after investigation into racism allegations Rafiq was Yorkshire’s youngest-ever captain when he led the team in a T20 match in 2012 We would like to express our profound apologies, Yorkshire said in a statement Yorkshire County Cricket Club apologized to former off-spinner Azeem Rafiq on Thursday after an investigation into allegations of racism found he was ‘the victim of inappropriate behavior.’ Azeem Rafiq, a former England U-19 captain, said in interviews last year that as a Muslim he was made to feel…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 comes to a close: Highlights

Tokyo Olympics 2020 comes to a close: Highlights

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony Highlights: The memorable edition of the Summer Games were declared closed by IOC President Thomas Bach. 17 days of sporting action came to an end with a memorable closing ceremony. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, hit with a one-year delay due to the pandemic, concluded Sunday with a closing ceremony celebration that was both joyful and contemplative. Athletes, masked and some donning the medals they won, filled the floor of the mostly empty Olympic Stadium, where they were met with a light show and musical performances from…

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TOKYO 2020 -GREAT BRITAIN FINISH FOURTH IN FINAL MEDAL TABLE : FULL LIST OF WINNERS

TOKYO 2020 -GREAT BRITAIN FINISH FOURTH IN FINAL MEDAL TABLE : FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Great Britain have matched their total from London 2012, winning 65 medals at Tokyo 2020. At what has been a strange Olympics for so many reasons, Team GB will finish behind only Olympic heavyweights the USA and China, and host nation Japan.It was always likely that they would struggle to replicate their second place finish from Rio de Janeiro, but to have beaten the ROC and a surging Australia represents a solid effort from Great Britain. The number of British athletes standing on the top step of the podium is…

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List of world records that were broken at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

List of world records that were broken at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

World records are bound to fall at every Olympics, when the world’s greatest athletes compete on one stage and are pushed further and faster by advances in technology. Yet many also wondered whether swampy conditions in and around Tokyo — and the impact of a year’s delay — would hinder the expected monumental performances. But athletes persevered and world records were shattered in a smattering of sports. On the track, two Americans bested their own records in the 400-meter hurdles, looking up to the scoreboard in awe. Sydney McLaughlin set…

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Meet the Sexiest Athlete At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Meet the Sexiest Athlete At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Alica Schmidt/Instagram ‘TOKYO IS CALLING – I’m going to the Olympics!,’ Schmidt announced on Instagram. ‘Still feels unreal! I’m so grateful and at the same time thrilled to experience something I have been dreaming of since I started all of this! Bring it on – I so can’t wait for this.’ The 22-year-old German track and field star was dubbed the ‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ in 2017 by a number of Web sites, but there’s much more to Alica than her voluminous blonde hair and stunning blue eyes….

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LIST OF MEDALS WON BY EVERY COUNTRY AT THE TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS

LIST OF MEDALS WON BY EVERY COUNTRY AT THE TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS

As the Tokyo Summer Olympics drew to a close Sunday, so did the total medal count. Team USA led for the most overall medals, having secured 113 medals. China followed with 88 overall medals. And while China led the gold-medal haul for most of the Games, the U.S. eked out a few more golds on the final day of competition to ultimately take home the most gold medals—39—just one more than China’s 38. Both countries are followed by the Russian Olympic Committee’s 71 medals, which include 20 gold. The last…

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IOC EXPELS TWO BELARUSIAN COACHES OVER KRYSTINA TIMANOVSKAYA CASE

IOC EXPELS TWO BELARUSIAN COACHES OVER KRYSTINA TIMANOVSKAYA CASE

Two Belarusian coaches have lost their Olympic accreditations after allegedly attempting to force an athlete to leave the Games in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich had left the Olympic Village. An investigation is under way. The case of Krystina Timanovskaya caught global attention after she refused her team’s orders to fly home. She is now in Poland, where she has been granted a humanitarian visa. The case has again put the spotlight on Belarus, which has been ruled by authoritarian President Alexander…

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Olympics 2020: Netherlands, Brazil draw in epic six-goal thriller with Marta, Vivianne Miedema on target

Olympics 2020: Netherlands, Brazil draw in epic six-goal thriller with Marta, Vivianne Miedema on target

Dominique Janssen’s 79th-minute goal pulled Netherlands into a 3-3 draw with Brazil on Saturday in women’s football at the Tokyo Olympics. Vivianne Miedema gave the Dutch the early lead in the third minute but Debinha countered with an equaliser in the 16th. The teams were tied until the 59th, when Miedema scored another. Marta converted a penalty kick to tie the score 2-2 in the 64th minute, before Ludmila’s goal about four minutes later gave Brazil the temporary lead. Netherlands, ranked No. 4 in the world, routed Zambia 10-3 in…

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Netherlands Beat India 5-1 In Women’s Hockey : Tokyo Olympics

Netherlands Beat India 5-1 In Women’s Hockey : Tokyo Olympics

India, ranked 9th in the world, matched world No 1 Netherlands in the first half but their challenge fizzled out as the Dutch cantered to a 5-1 win in a Group A match in the women’s hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The Dutch took lead through Maria Verschoor in the sixth minute but were stunned when India scored the equaliser four minutes later through skipper Rani Rampal. The Indians then kept the Netherlands at bay in the remaining part of the first quarter and the entire second…

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