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Community Sports 13 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Taekwondo exponents to run in aid of refugees

IN the lead-up to Malaysia’s first ever international G-ranked taekwondo tournament, Taekwondo Malaysia will be hosting a nationwide series of fun run events to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

Football 28 Mar 2019 | 6:39 PM

Barca seek to turn Lesbos camps into fields of dreams for child refugees

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - It may not be the Nou Camp, but the charity arm of soccer giants Barcelona has been giving child refugees living in temporary shelters on Lesbos a shot at the beautiful game.

Other Sport 03 Mar 2016 | 4:32 AM

Up to 10 refugees to compete at Rio Games - IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A team of refugees that will compete at this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics could number as many as 10 athletes, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Athletics - South Sudanese running for refugees

LONDON (Reuters) - South Sudan marathon runner Guor Marial will officially compete under the Olympic flag at the London 2012 Games but deep down he will represent his new nation and its long-suffering refugees, he told Reuters.

Swimming 25 Jul 2016 | 9:25 AM

Refugees primed to pump up Games feel-good factor

BERLIN (Reuters) - When record Olympic champion Michael Phelps and the king of sprinting Usain Bolt resume their hunt for world records and gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month they will not be the only big stories in town.

Football 21 Jun 2018 | 12:07 AM

Hundreds of refugees take part in soccer tournament in Belgium

ANTWERP, Belgium (Reuters) - It may not have had the profile of the World Cup in Russia, but for the 40 teams doing battle in Belgium, the soccer tournament in honour of World Refugee Day was just as fiercely fought.

Community Sports 28 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Impressive support for run in aid of refugees

THRONGS of well-wishers showed their support for the World Taekwondo Malaysia Humanitarian and Refugee Run 2018 at the Shah Alam Stadium.

Other Sport 22 Aug 2015 | 10:42 PM

Riot over refugees in eastern German town leaves 31 police hurt

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 31 German police officers were hurt in scuffles with about 600 protesters, many hurling bottles and stones, angry about the arrival of asylum seekers in an eastern German town in the early hours of Saturday, police said.

Other Sport 05 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

UN axes Gaza marathon as Hamas bans women runners

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Gaza's third international marathon has been cancelled after the ruling Hamas movement refused to allow women to run, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday.

Squash 04 Dec 2017 | 12:50 PM

Squash a perfect match for Syria girl refugees in Jordan

AMMAN: Eleven-year-old Syrian refugee Raghda Hasriyeh whacks a ball against the wall of a squash court as she practices in front of her parents in the Jordanian capital of Amman.