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Louisiana bans trans athletes from female sports teams

Transgender athletes will no longer be able to take part in sports on girls and women’s teams in Louisiana after a bill was passed to become law there on Monday. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards allowed the bill to pass despite previously saying he was opposed to the legislation and …

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Two more US states pass bills banning biological boys from girls’ sports

State lawmakers in Arizona and Oklahoma have passed legislation that would ban biological boys from participating in girls’ sports, continuing a push by Republican-controlled legislatures to score points with conservative voters as this year’s midterm congressional election approaches. The Arizona and Oklahoma bills both passed on Thursday, clearing the way …

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UK government sports chief in Ukraine plea over Chelsea

Premier League giants Chelsea’s ticket sales from their FA Cup semifinal against Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in April should go to Ukraine, the head of the UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) has urged in the aftermath of the club’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, being sanctioned. The …

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Polish, Swiss sports officials announce Russia boycott plans

Athletes from Poland and Switzerland will boycott the International Swimming Federation (FINA) 2022 World Championships if Russia and Belarus are allowed to participate, claiming that competing against the two countries is inconceivable because of the attack on Ukraine. FINA is one of a diminishing number of sporting organizations not to have announced sanctions …

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Russian Olympic champion ‘refuses’ meeting with sports minister

Three-time high jump world champion Mariya Lasitskene has reportedly knocked back the chance to attend a meeting held by Russian Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin. On March 21, Matytsin will discuss measures of support for Russian athletes in the face of sanctions and their right to compete in international competitions being taken …

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Treat teenager Valieva with respect – Russian sports minister

Kamila Valieva must be shown respect as the teenage figure skater faces a battle to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics after a positive doping test, the Russian sports minister has said. Valieva, 15, tested positive for a banned substance in a sample collected at the Russian national championships in …

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The young Russian sports stars to watch in 2022

KAMILA VALIEVA At just 15 years of age, Valieva is already a bona fide figure skating superstar. In her debut season among the international senior ranks, the petite ice queen has captured the ISU’s Finlandia Trophy as well as Grand Prix titles in Vancouver and Sochi. Valieva has smashed world records …

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