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Jamal Saud, Pakistani Fitness Model, Makes History in South Korea

By Maryam Iraj Amid the political chaos, we the Pakistanis, never fail to impress the world with our skills and talent. Jamal Saud, a Pakistani fitness model,  is one such young talent. He made history in South Korea after the  Musclemania Body Building 2018 Orient Championship. With this win, he became the first ever foreigner in […]

Pakistani athletes win 16 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded on Saturday in Austria in which Pakistani athletes won 16 medals. The games ended with a colourful ceremony in Graz, the capital city of the southern Austrian province of Styria, on Saturday. From 110 countries, over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes have participated in Winter Games 2017. Pakistanis […]

Pakistani athlete Nadia and her son pass away in road accident

Pakistan’s athletics community is bearing a big loss as on Saturday sprinter Nadia Nazeer and her son were killed in a car accident. Wapda athlete Nadia, who has bagged several medals for Pakistan at international level and holds several national records, was on her way to Sahiwal with her family when her car collided with […]

Athletics: Kenya names team for World x-country championships

Leonard Barsoton and Irene Cheptai will head a 24-member Kenyan team at the 2017 World Cross-country championships in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, after winning Saturday’s national trials. Kenya are seeking to wrestle the overall world title from arch-rivals Ethiopia. The Kenya team also includes the men’s and women’s 10k defending champions Geoffrey Kamworor and […]

Athletics: Jepchirchir sets half-marathon world record

  Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir on Friday broke the world record for the women’s half marathon with a time of 1 hour 5min 6sec, shaving three seconds off the old record. The 23-year-old, who won the world title over the distance last year, set the new record in winning the Ras al-Khaimah half-marathon in United Arab […]

Cristiano Ronaldo tops world’s highest-earning athlete list

France: Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the world’s highest-earning athlete for the calendar year 2016. The renowned soccer player won the Champions League and Euro 2016 and also collected the Ballon d’Or and the Best FIFA Men’s Player. The Portuguese superstar has topped Forbes magazine’s list of most earning athletes with £70.6 million in year […]

Russia blasts NYT doping ‘conspiracy’ report

Moscow (AFP): Russia on Wednesday blasted a report in The New York Times that officials have acknowledged a massive sports doping conspiracy, reiterating claims there was no government involvement.  The New York Times reported Tuesday that the acting director general of Russia’s scandal-mired national anti-doping agency had “for the first time” conceded officials conducted the programme […]

Whistleblower Stepanova’s coach given 10-year ban

Lausanne (AFP): The coach of Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova was hit with a 10-year ban for doping-related offences on Friday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. Vladimir Mokhnev, the coach of 800-metre runner Stepanova, was found to have violated IAAF rules “relating to possession, trafficking and administration of banned substances”, CAS said in a statement. […]

Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty three months on

Rio de Janeiro (AFP): Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio’s beautiful but controversial golf course is eerily quiet with the squawks of birds far louder than the whack of balls. Built specially for the Olympics on what had been a nature reserve next to the beach in western Rio, the links-style course was […]

Putin signs anti-doping law

Moscow (AFP): President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law that introduces prison terms for coaches and medical staff who coerce athletes into using banned performance-enhancing drugs. The law comes into force as Russia is working to clean up its image tarnished by evidence of state-sponsored doping that saw its athletics team and entire Paralympics […]

Marathon man: HK dad runs from obesity into record books

Hong Kong (AFP): Weighing in at 120 kilogrammes (265 pounds), a smoker and drinker revelling in Hong Kong’s hedonistic expat scene, David Gething was heading for a heart attack by his 40th birthday.   He could so easily have ended up a health statistic, another casualty of the city’s excesses, he says. Instead he funnelled […]

Olympics: WADA report notes ‘serious failings’ in Rio drug testing

Montreal (AFP): A World Anti-Doping Agency report published Thursday found that “serious logistical failings” affected anti-doping efforts at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The report of the independent observers sent to the Games by WADA, by invitation of the International Olympic Committee, outlines cases of athletes targeted for testing who “simply could not be found”. A […]

Olympics: S. Korea ‘surprised’ by 2020 Games relocation reports

Seoul (AFP): South Korean sports officials voiced surprise on Wednesday at reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was considering moving some 2020 Tokyo Olympic events to the country. Japanese media outlets reported Tuesday that the IOC was looking at relocating the rowing and kayaking venue to the South Korean city of Chungju in North […]

Olympics: High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

Lausanne (AFP): After a Russian doping scandal plunged the Olympic movement into one of its worst crises, top figures in world sport meet on Saturday in a bid to overhaul global drug testing. Relations between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the body it created to promote clean competition, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), hit […]

Toulon sign Carraro up for rest of season

Toulon, (AFP): Top 14 giants Toulon on Wednesday extended the contract of Australian utility back Matthew Carraro until the end of the season. Carraro, 32, initially joined Toulon as a medical replacement for injured Japanese full-back Ayumu Goromaru. Despite Goromaru now being fit Toulon decided to extend the four-time capped Wallaby’s contract “at least until the […]