sport in the East

Beşiktaş eliminated from Turkish Cup

Turkey's defending league champion Beşiktaş was eliminated from the Ziraat Turkish Cup on May 5 after the team refused show up for the resumption of an interrupted semifinal against city rival Fenerbahçe in protest at Turkey’s …

Read
Turkey submits bid book to host UEFA EURO 2024

A Turkish Football Federation (TFF) delegation submitted their bid book to host UEFA EURO 2024. TFF President Yıldırım Demirören handed over the bid documents to UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis at the …

Read
 Ashgabat to host World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championship will be held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat from October 281 to November 10, 2018, local media reported. Turkmenistan’s bid to host the World Weightlifting Championship was unanimously …

Read
 Cat gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA

Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, after a cat sneaked on to the pitch during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Besiktas have been charged by Uefa after …

Read
Turkey to build 6 new football stadiums

Six new football stadiums will be built in such Turkish cities as Ankara, Elazig, Erzincan, Hakkari, Sirnak and Edirne, Turkey's Youth and Sports Ministry said in a message, noting that 820 million Turkish liras ($217 million) will …

Read
Turkish football club completes first bitcoin transfer

A Turkish football club has completed the country's first ever transfer using the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. Harunustaspor, a local amateur league club, signed 22-year old Omer Faruk Kiroglu for 2,000 …

Read
Saudi footballer might go to jail for dabbing (VIDEO)

Footage of a professional footballer for the Saudi Arabian club Al Nojoom dabbing during a match has been met with anger from some social media users. The clip, shared by Saudi sports broadcaster Dawri Plus, shows the player refusing a …

Read
Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to watch sporting events in all-male stadium from next year, the country’s General Sports Authority said. The planned law change comes as part of Saudi's reforms to give females more …

Read
 Gym for women opened in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, president of the Community Sports Union, has opened the newest Studio 5 gym in Jeddah, which is based on electronic registration and scheduling sport sessions. The …

Read
New Turkish national team coach appointed

Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu took over as the Turkish national team head coach, three days after Fatih Terim’s departure.  He is expected to meet with Turkish Football Federation (TFF) head Yıldırım …

Read
More than 2 thousand people take part in Istanbul swim race

Some 2,277 swimmers from 49 countries took part in Istanbul’s 29th Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race, which started at Kanlica pier on the Asian side and ended six-and-a-half kilometers (4 miles) later in front of Kurucesme …

Read
Turkey considering bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in the eastern provinces of Erzurum, Erzincan and Kars, News & Observer reported. Erdogan made the …

Read

Populars