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US bill aims to protect athletes after Nassar sex-abuse scandal

The bill gives Congress authority to dissolve the board of the US Olympic Committee and decertify national governing bodies if they fail to protect athletes.

Stronger, faster, but not higher: Tokyo Olympics warn on weed

Toshiro Mutois is making it clear that Japan will not tolerate cannabis among athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Nike to waive performance targets for pregnant athletes

Nike has changed their policy last year o that no female athletes would be 'penalised financially for pregnancy'.

Nurul Huda appointed deputy chef de mission for 2019 SEA Games

The former star swimmer joins chef de mission (CDM) Megat Zulkarnain Omardin and deputy CDM I Ahmad Faedzal Md Ramli to lead the Malaysian team to the games in the Philippines.

Tough to meet with Syed Saddiq, says strongman association

The Malaysia Strongestman Association says it is difficult to get a meeting with the minister, and that its application to form a state-level association has been pending for two years.

Puma hungry for growth after 2018 profits leap

Puma said it expected sales to add 10%, for an operating profit of between 395 million and 415 million euros.

I support Putrajaya’s ban on Israeli athletes, says Khairy

Rembau MP says it will be hard to achieve a 'win-win' situation when dealing with Israel.

Syed Saddiq promises to look after welfare of athletes after meeting...

However, the 2 athletes say despite the meeting, they are unclear about their fate.

From gold medalist to guava seller for axed athlete

Shukor Farhan Suliman, who won gold in the 2017 Asean Para Games, says he fell for the National Sports Council's 'sweet talk' as a teenager and even skipped his SPM to focus on sports.

Ban on Israeli athletes could cost us, says Olympic Council of...

The council warns that ties with international sporting bodies could be strained, while Malaysia might lose the chance to host the World Para Swimming Championships.

Israel slams ‘shameful’ ban on athletes

It says the ban was likely inspired by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's 'rabid anti-semitism'.

No more hosting events involving Israel, says Putrajaya

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says a blanket ban has also been imposed on all Israelis participating in events hosted by Malaysia.

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

China's sports administration and top judicial authority are drafting rules that would apply criminal law to doping cases.

New Olympic rights body to weigh issues including transgender athletes

However, the committee will not be looking at human rights situations in host countries, an issue that has gained increasing attention in recent years.

Billiards, snooker cue up for 2024 Games inclusion

Athletes from 33 sports will participate in the next Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Leave athletes alone, says Syed Saddiq over orders to ‘cover up’

The youth and sports minister describes the Terengganu government's ruling on attire for Muslim athletes as 'alarming'.

Form special body to look after ex-state athletes, Sabah govt urged

Umno’s Apas assemblyman Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan claims many former state athletes feel sidelined as their welfare has not been looked after.

Israeli minister in unprecedented visit to UAE mosque

The visit came a day after Israel's national anthem was played at a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi after one of its athletes won gold -- believed to be the first time the anthem has been played publicly in an Arab Gulf state.

Koreas to field first-ever joint teams for Paralympic event

About 100 athletes from South Korea and 20 from North Korea will compete at the multi-sport event in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The softening of WADA's stance has triggered outrage from athletes and national anti-doping agencies around the world, who have accused WADA of caving in to pressure from the International Olympic Committee.

‘Sports bodies must answer for poor performance of Asian Games athletes’

Deputy chef de mission Dr SS Cheema says sports associations must explain why they sent 'totally unfit' athletes to regional games.

Cars, houses, heroes: North Koreans win hearts at Asian Games

The North Korean gaiety is an eye-opening change, together with the thaw in diplomatic relations culminating in the historic summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore.

Serena tops Forbes list of highest paid female athletes

Serena Williams, who was the only woman on the list the previous year, dropped out of the chart while taking time off to have a baby.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea’s young athletes

South Korea is the only other Asian country to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, besides Japan.