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Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance with International Basketball Federation’s […]

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

Qatar takes a stand in hijab row at Asiad

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-MIN/SPORTS CHOSUN (Reuters) – The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women forfeited a basketball game after refusing to remove the Islamic head scarf, dealing another blow to an event that trumpets diversity and inclusiveness. Organizers of Incheon’s Asian Games, which have welcomed 9,500 […]

Olympic Relay Medals in Jeopardy after Tyson Gay’s Ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The International Olympics Committee (IOC) will have the final say on whether Tyson Gay’s 4×100 meters relay team mates will be stripped of their London Games medals in the wake of the sprinter’s doping ban, the IAAF told Reuters. Gay received a one-year suspension on Friday after testing positive for a banned anabolic […]

Michaela Kirchgasser skips Solden

Austria’s Michaela Kirchgasser celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom, in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, March 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) Courtesy of Like her famous teammate Marlies Schild, who already declared forfeit for the Sölden event, Michaela Kirchgasser has decided to skip the season opening giant slalom in Sölden this weekend […]

2012 Men’s Beach Volleyball World Tour Stare Jablonski: Bronze match

Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser win the bronze medal, as Jacob Gibb has to forfeit due to injury.

30 Reasons To Watch: #3

Who will win the battle between athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs and the drug testers trying to catch the cheats? (Measured in the number of positive tests)  (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports For an Olympic athlete in London, the chances are around 50-50. Not for winning a medal […]

2012 Men’s Beach Volleyball World Tour Klagenfurt: Top 5 Scores

Check out the best rallies, side outs and blocks from the gold medal match, as Americans Rogers and Dalhauser forfeited the bronze match.

2012 Women’s Beach Volleyball World Tour Klagenfurt: Top 5 Scores

Check out the top 5 scores from the gold medal match, as China forfeited the bronze game.


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