How Did Egypt ‘Lose’ the Africa Cup Trophy?

It's a story that ranks among the strangest in sports, so unbelievable that it has caused serious embarrassment to the champions and may yet spark an international incident. Egyptian soccer authorities are investigating the disappearance of several trophies, including the Africa Cup of Nations trophy the Pharaohs were awarded in...

Wimbledon Cancelled For First Time Since WWII

Wimbledon organisers on Wednesday scrapped the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt major at London's All England Club leaves the season in disarray, with no tennis...

UEFA Postpones All June International Matches

Uefa has called off June’s round of international fixtures, including the Euro 2020 play-offs, and has postponed the current Champions League and Europa League campaigns until further notice amid the coronavirus crisis. It is understood that one option under consideration is that the two club competitions could now be completed...

CAF To Postpone Events Instead Of Canceling

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) hopes to avoid cancelling any competitions, instead postponing major events in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. As it stands, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be held in January and February will go ahead as planned despite the competition qualifiers...

Marathoner Tuliamuk Begs Runners To Run Alone

Kenyan-born American marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk has issued a passionate plea to US runners to adhere to government guidelines in the fight against Covid-19. “Fellow runners, please let’s adhere to the rules of social distancing, run alone. I don’t want to lose the privileges of running outside. Let’s do our part...

World Athletics Championships Moved To 2022

The 2021 world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said Monday. The announcement came immediately after Olympics organisers said the 2020 Tokyo Games -- postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic -- will now take place on July 23-August...

Olympics: Coe Warns Athletes Against Doping

World Athletics President Seb Coe has warned athletes that stringent anti-doping controls will continue despite the world having been thrown into a tailspin by the coronavirus pandemic. Coe also said the priority of the world athletics governing body is “to ensure that athletes get back to a safe competition zone”...

FIFA: Player, Coach Contracts Should Be Extended Due To COVID-19

Current contracts for players and coaches should be extended until the end of the delayed domestic soccer seasons, according to an internal FIFA document presented to its coronavirus Working Group. The confidential document, seen by Reuters, also recommends allowing transfer windows to be changed in accordance with new season dates...

Tour de France Yet To Be Postponed

It is too soon to decide whether the Tour de France can go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic, but if it does it may be without roadside spectators in order to minimise infection risk, the French sports minister said. Following the postponement of the Euro 2020 soccer Championship and the...

IOC Chief: Coronavirus Surge In Africa Prompted Olympics Delay

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that a surge in coronavirus cases in Africa prompted the decision to postpone the world’s biggest sporting event. Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday that the Olympic Games, which was due to start in Tokyo on July 24,...