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World Anti-Doping Age President Witold Banka speaks during an event in Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2023.
Jul 10, 2024
Independent probe clears WADA of favoritism in Chinese swimmers case
WADA President Witold Banka was in fighting form after the executive board had met and endorsed the report that cleared his agency.
Ukrainian Paralympic Committee President Valeriy Sushkevych has said a recent vote to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Paris Games was tainted.
Dec 3, 2023
Ukrainians strive to force IPC into Russia Paralympics U-turn
Sushkevych says he has "new facts" that reveal the extent of the Russian Paralympic Committee's support for the war in Ukraine.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch following his team's quarterfinal defeat to the All Blacks at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
Ireland's Johnny Sexton ends storied career with 'gutting' RWC exit
A tearful but dignified Sexton appeared at the post-match news conference after his dreams of a fairytale ending were dashed by the All Blacks
New Zealand's Ardie Savea (left) shakes hands with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton after their 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
All Blacks end Johnny Sexton's career with more World Cup woe for Ireland
The defeat ended Ireland's run of 17 successive test victories and denied Andy Farrell's team the chance of a first ever semifinal.
Noah Lyles celebrates after the U.S. won the men's 4x100 meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Saturday.
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Aug 27, 2023
Gold rush for Noah Lyles and Faith Kipyegon at world championships
On an enthralling night's action Armand "Mondo" Duplantis and Sha'Carri Richardson also rubberstamped their authority in their events.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2023
After Grand Slam triumph, Johnny Sexton dreams of World Cup glory
Ireland have never gotten past the World Cup quarterfinals but are the world's No. 1-ranked team and among the favorites.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2023
Northern Irish rugby players find their voice with 'Ireland's Call'
'The great thing about the Irish team is it reflects all types of Irishness across the island.'
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2023
Ukrainian athletes push back on Thomas Bach's Russian stance
Current and former competitors say that Russian athletes shouldn't be allowed to compete at next year's Paris Olympics under any circumstances.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2023
Ukraine's Usyk motivated by boxing and memory of friend lost to war
Usyk said a unification title fight with British fighter Fury could possibly take place 'at the end of April.'
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2022
IOC chief Thomas Bach faces 'dilemma' over Russian athletes
The International Olympic Committee has agreed to 'explore' a proposal allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete in international events in Asia.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2022
Ireland's Johnny Sexton focused on Rugby World Cup win, not rankings
The 37-year-old captain is focused on success in France next year, even if opponents might try and talk up his team's presence at the top of the table.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2022
Commonwealth Games defy doomsayers to remain afloat
The event's 22nd edition opens in Birmingham on Thursday, bringing together around 5,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories — mostly former British colonies — to compete in 19 sports.


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