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After Doha double, Dina Asher-Smith has Olympic history in her sights

When Dina Asher-Smith ran her first cross-country race in primary school she hated it so much she nearly stopped – only for her parents to bribe her with an ice cream to keep going. It worked – and then some. Asher-Smith ended up sprinting through the field to finish fifth out of 400 and a […]

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‘Fishermen’s day’ must let women compete, German court rules

A German court has ruled that women cannot be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organises the town’s Fischertag, or fishermen’s day, must allow female members to participate in […]

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Charlotte Dujardin becomes Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time

Charlotte Dujardin has cemented her place in the history books as the most decorated British female Olympian of all time, winning a bronze in the individual dressage – the double champion’s sixth Olympic medal. Dujardin and her horse Gio, riding together in their first Olympics, danced their way to legendary status in the grand prix […]

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Manchester United sign Scotland’s Martha Thomas on two-year deal

Manchester United Women have signed the Scotland international Martha Thomas on a deal until the summer of 2023. Thomas spent the previous two seasons with West Ham and has also had a spell in France for Le Havre after spending her youth career in the US with Charlotte 49ers. The 25-year-old striker has eight international […]

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USA women’s team beat ROC for 3×3 basketball’s first-ever Olympic gold

Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from glittering college careers and some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they all have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The US team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young took an early lead against the team from Russia, then […]

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Simone Biles receives praise for prioritising her mental health

Mental health campaigners have applauded Simone Biles for prioritising her wellbeing after the world’s top gymnast withdrew from the women’s all-around gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles, 24, pulled out of the competition after a medical evaluation determined that she was not ready to compete, following her decision to leave the women’s team event […]

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Abramovich was not ‘directed’ to buy Chelsea FC by Putin, court hears

Roman Abramovich’s lawyer said it was defamatory to describe the businessman as having “a corrupt relationship” with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and that he had acted “covertly at his direction” in key business deals such as the purchase of Chelsea football club. Speaking on the first morning of a preliminary hearing of a high […]