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(Reuters) - When Vera Caslavska bowed her head and turned away in protest at the Soviet anthem during the 1968 Olympics, the Czech gymnast cemented her place as not only one of the country's greatest athletes but also as a powerful voice against Communist rule.
(Reuters) - Former England coach Clive Woodward is backing Agustin Pichot's bid for the top job at World Rugby, saying the Argentine can help steer the sport out of its current financial straits.
(Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has laid out his platform for re-election in a manifesto promising a major review of the global governing body to transform it into a voice for all nations, not just the traditional powers of the sport.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov came out on Monday as the mystery buyer of the original 1892 Olympic manifesto, the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction, when he donated it to the Olympic museum in Lausanne.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The original Olympic manifesto outlining the foundation of the modern Games shattered the world record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia sold at auction, fetching $8.8 million on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As athletes around the globe prepare to go for gold in Tokyo next year, a 127-year-old artefact that outlines the very foundation of the modern Olympic Games is set to claim a hefty purse.
KUALA LUMPUR: Fuming supporters are threatening police reports and complaints to the Sports Commissioner after the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) elections turned ugly with the challenger for the presidency being disqualified.
LONDON (Reuters) - In the past year International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty has been booed by fans at the Davis Cup final and lambasted over structural changes to the lower rungs of the professional ladder.
LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe will be re-elected unopposed as IAAF President on Wednesday and has talked to Reuters in an extensive interview about the challenges and achievements of his tenure and what is in his "in-tray" for the next four years.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Aboriginal Australian rugby league player Cody Walker has said he will not sing the national anthem before the State of Origin opener in Brisbane next week but does not intend for his silent protest to spark a wider movement.