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 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 …

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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Kazakh synchro pair wins gold at Baku World Cup

Kazakh gymnasts Pirmammad Aliyev and Danil Mussabayev have won gold medals in synchronized pairs' event at the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku. They scored 51,400 points in the finals of the World Cup ...

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