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Pool masks invented in Japan (PHOTO)

Special masks for the pool were invented in Japan, the Asahi newspaper reported. Pools that were closed amid the coronavirus pandemic were reopened on June 1, as the authorities considered that with a sufficient concentration of …

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Turkmenistan restarts football season

Turkmenistan rebooted its domestic football season yesterday, with fans returning to stadiums in one of the few countries yet to declare a case of coronavirus. Around 300 people attended a top-of-the table clash between last …

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Fed Cup event can be moved from China to Kazakhstan

A Fed Cup event has had to be moved to Kazakhstan because of health scares caused by the lethal coronavirus in China, the International Tennis Federation said. "The decision to move the event to a different venue was taken due to …

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Iranian women attend first football match in 40 years

Iranian women watched the country’s national football team for the first time in 40 years, celebrating their long-awaited access to the national stadium. About 3,500 women have attended the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification …

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Infantino calls Iran to allow women into stadiums

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says Iran must start allowing women into football stadiums. Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men's teams have been playing since just after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, BBC reports. But …

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Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier first faceoff

UFC 242 headliners Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier came face-to-face today for the first time ahead of their lightweight title unifier in September. The UFC hosted a press conference for the …

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Ramil Guliyev becomes best in Diamond League

The Azerbaijani athlete World and European Champion Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey, won the Diamond League competitions in Doha. He won gold medal in the 200 meters running event, crossing the line in 19.99 seconds. The …

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 Erdogan establishes new football club in Turkey

A football club titled 'Cumhurbaskanspor' has been established in Turkey for the first time under the Presidential Administration of Turkey, Turkish Football Federation reported. It was noted that the football club was created …

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Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

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FIFA may host some World Cup games outside Qatar

Some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. "Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably," the  FIFA head said. "Is it …

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Turkish club becomes women's world volleyball champion

Turkey's Vakıfbank became the winner of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in China after beating Brazil's Minas Tenis Clube in the final. Vakıfbank dominated its rivals 3-0 in sets ending 25-23, 25-21 …

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IOC drops Turkey's Erzurum from 2026 Olympic bid race

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the Turkish city of Erzurum from a 2026 Winter Olympic bidding contest which had previously seen other possible bids fail. Erzurum had too little experience hosting winter …

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