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USA Rugby File For Bankruptcy Amid Covid-19 Financial Difficulties

USA Rugby

USA Rugby’s Board of Directors and Congress voted to officially file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of financial constraints caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Earlier this month, the governing body suspended all rugby activity indefinitely and that has “accelerated the existing financial challenges facing the Union”, according to a statement on their website. USA Rugby will now undergo …

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Leona Maguire On Social Distancing And Going Back To Golfing Basics

Leona Maguire

One saving grace for Leona Maguire is that she lives in the countryside.  Surrounded by fields and nature, it’s easy to avoid people outside her immediate family and social distancing isn’t an issue. It also means that she can hit golf balls to her heart’s content without disturbing anyone else. “We’ve a field out the back so I’ve been hitting …

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Committee Member Says Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed

Olympics

An established International Olympic Committee member has said that the Tokyo Olympics set to take place this summer will be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The committee confirmed on Sunday that they will make an official decision on the games in the next four weeks and will announce details should it be postponed. However, speaking to USA Today, Canadian …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

2020 calendar

With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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Jordan Burroughs Pays Massive Respect To Ben Askren

Jordan Burroughs has paid respect to the man he shared the mats with at Beat The Streets NYC, the UFC superstar and former Olympian, Ben Askren. In many ways, it was the coming together of two worlds – joined by the presence of one of modern wrestling’s past icons, the current UFC #5-ranked welterweight Askren. Those who knew what they …

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Russia “Sure” Of Its Participation In Next Olympic Games

Team Russia

Russia is “sure” it will be allowed to participate in the next Olympic Games thanks to its efforts in fighting doping, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said Wednesday.  “We constantly work on improving anti-doping culture in Russia, on anti-doping education,” Russia’s Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov told a press conference in Moscow. “I am sure that all our initiatives …

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Rakhimov Election As Boxing Chief To Cast Doubt Over Olympic Future

Controversial Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov was elected president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Saturday despite fears that his appointment could lead to the sport’s ejection from the Olympic Games. Rakhimov won 86 of the 134 second-round votes in the ballot in Moscow to KO his only opponent, former boxer Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan. Rakhimov, previously interim president, courted …

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Boxing Body Vote Could See Sport Thrown Out Of Olympics

The congress of the scandal-hit International Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) that begins in Moscow on Friday may be a turning point for the sport and its future in the Olympics. Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek who has been linked to organised crime by the US Treasury Department, is one of two candidates standing for the position of AIBA president at the …

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AIBA Bans Ex-Boss For Life With Boxing’s Olympic Future In Peril

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has slapped a life ban on its former boss as the crisis-wracked sport’s Olympic future comes under the spotlight. The AIBA Executive Committee issued a statement Tuesday saying it had decided to ban Taiwanese ex-president CK Wu and former executive director Ho Kim of South Korea for life. An internal power struggle earlier this year …

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10 Years On: Remembering Darren Sutherland’s Olympic Heroics

It’s been ten years since Ireland’s Darren Sutherland brought home bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. And it truly was the defining moment in a very promising young career. Performing on the world’s biggest stage, he managed to do his country proud by winning bronze and forever being marked as an Olympian. Tragically, one year later, Darren took his own life …

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Breaking: Olympic Hero Rob Heffernan Announces His Retirement

After a career that has spanned almost three decades, five-time Olympian Rob Heffernan has announced his retirement.  In his decorated career, the 40-year-old has won a World title in Moscow in 2013, a bronze medal in the European Championships in 2010 and most notably, a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2o12. Heffernan will take up a new …

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