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Sheikh Joaan honours Team Qatar athletes

Sheikh Joaan honours Team Qatar athletes

HE the President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani honoured Team Qatar athletes who claimed 34 medals (9 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals) in GCC Women's Games.

Qatar ready to welcome world's top athletes, fans

Qatar ready to welcome world's top athletes, fans

Qatar is welcoming thousands of fans and competitors for the World Athletics Championships starting Friday, an event seen as a staging post towards the 2022 football World Cup.

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.

Aspire research on athletes' training load draws attention

Aspire research on athletes' training load draws attention

Aspire Academy adds another testament to its leading role as a sports institution.

Team Qatar swimmers off to UK for historic attempt

Team Qatar swimmers off to UK for historic attempt

The Team made up of seven Qatari amateur athletes is expected to make the attempt at some point between July 20 and 27.

Australia searching for 50 missing athletes, officials

Australia searching for 50 missing athletes, officials

Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Canberra an operation had been organised to find the 50 people and "take them into immigration detention and eventually to deport them".

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

Five more African athletes may have vanished from the Commonwealth Games, organisers said Thursday, after eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected of fleeing a day earlier.

Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday.

Katara lines up several events for National Sport Day

Katara lines up several events for National Sport Day

Katara - the Cultural Village Foundation has said it is gearing up to receive thousands of visitors coming Tuesday, February 13, to take part in the seventh edition of National Sport Day.

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

A decision by sport's top court to lift life bans for doping of 28 Russian athletes was ‘extremely disappointing and surprising’, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Sunday.

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to organise a sports competition for Russian athletes banned from the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang over a doping scandal.

2,400 runners for Friday's Ooredoo Doha Marathon

2,400 runners for Friday's Ooredoo Doha Marathon

With as many as 2,400 runners, the sixth edition of Ooredoo Doha Marathon will begin on Friday (January 12) from the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).