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"Omicron" reaches Beijing

The first case of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in the Chinese capital, Beijing, yesterday, the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. "On January 15, at 19:29 (14:29 Moscow …

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Former Anji goalkeeper passed away

Former goalkeeper of Makhachkala "Anji" Viktor Chakrygin died at the age of 37, the club's press service reported without naming the cause of death. “The management and staff of the club, the coaching …

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German football player wants to buy Turkish club

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is reportedly looking to buy another club after purchasing a stake in Mexican side Nexaca last year. Fenerbahce man Ozil is eager to purchase Turkish third division club Corum FK …

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Newcastle now interested in signing Iranian striker

Newcastle United are chasing a January deal for Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun as his contract in Russia winds down. Sky Sports report that Azmoun is one of the names on Newcastle’s list having been looking at him …

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NHL players not to compete at Beijing Olympics

National Hockey League (NHL) players will not take part in the men's ice hockey tournament at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL announced that it will opt out because of the "regular-season …

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UN chief to attend Beijing Olympics

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the United States announced a diplomatic boycott and several other Western nations followed suit. …

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Spartak Moscow advances to 1/8 of Europa League

Russia’s Spartak Moscow defeated Poland’s Legia Warsaw 1:0 during the final round of the UEFA Europa League’s group stage and advanced to the championship’s playoff. The only goal in the game was scored by …

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Azerbaijan appoints new president of Wrestling Federation

Azerbaijani Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov has been elected as new president of Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation. Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov, speaking at the election event, greeted the participants of the meeting and …

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U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

The U.S. decided to diplomatically boycott the upcoming Olympic Games in China, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced Monday. "The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing …

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