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ATHENS (Reuters) - As a teenager in Syria, Ibrahim al-Hussein dreamt of becoming an Olympic swimmer before he lost a leg in the war. Now a refugee in Greece, he is training for a place at the Tokyo Paralympics.
(Reuters) - Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies said he hopes to boost support for refugees around the world after becoming the first footballer to be appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fears that training disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to sub par performances at the Tokyo Games are overblown as many athletes will emerge from lockdowns stronger than ever, five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky said.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The refugee team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics will be finalised in June from a group of 55 athletes preparing in 12 sports, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A very different Australian Open came to a familiar close on Sunday, with Novak Djokovic crowned champion for a record-extending ninth time and Serbian fans hailing a one-sided win over another would-be challenger in Daniil Medvedev.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Second division St Pauli will produce their own line of team shirts and sports clothes from the 2021/22 season instead of signing up with a major clothing manufacturer, in order to become more sustainable, the club said on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - A new four-year strategy for the future of women's soccer in England was launched by the Football Association (FA) on Monday targeting a major trophy for the Lionesses and ensuring young girls have equal access to playing the game.
TWO business personalities will be taking their “battles” from the boardroom to the courts, in a charity squash match dubbed the “Battle of The Bulge”.
ATHENS (Reuters) - On his fifth attempt, Iraqi refugee Wisam Sami finally succeeded in reaching Greece with thousands of others fleeing war in his homeland. Now he is setting his sights on the Paralympics.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Sonny Bill Williams has fired a broadside at media for reporting that his position in the All Blacks squad is "under pressure" ahead of the World Cup in Japan.