Algerian Judoka Banned 10 Years for Refusing Olympic Bout

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.


Cricket Seeks Inclusion at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Get ready to learn the difference between fielding positions that include square leg and silly mid-on. Cricket is seeking to end its 128-year absence from the Olympic sports roster by pushing to join breakdancing for inclusion at the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Matthew Wade of Australia bats during Day Four of the 5th Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on September 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

More Belarusian Olympians Flee Marxist Lukashenko Tyranny

Belarusian athletes Yana Maksimava and Andrey Krauchanka, a married couple currently living in Germany, announced on Tuesday they will not return to their home country. “You can lose not just your freedom but your life,” Maksimava said of the Russia-backed tyranny in Belarus on her Instagram account.

Belarus' Yana Maksimava makes an attempt in the high jump of the pentathlon during the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)