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Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

The final whistle rings out around Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. It’s June 9, 2018 and the South Africans have resurrected a lost cause against England, overturning a 24-3 deficit to secure a dramatic and try-laden 42-39 victory. But the result is almost immaterial. The match will forever be remembered as a turning point in…MORE

From Russia with shove: Rugby’s ‘sleeping giant’ eyes World Cup breakthrough

From Russia with shove: Rugby’s ‘sleeping giant’ eyes World Cup breakthrough

Before moving to Russia, Lyn Jones had never tasted vodka, but that’s all changed. “Since arriving, I’d now definitely recommend it, although after six doubles things can get hazy,” laughs the Welsh coach of Russia’s men’s rugby team. During his year-long tenure with the Bears, there has been reason to celebrate, too. Russia has qualified…MORE

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

The ban on women attending soccer matches in Iran is “unacceptable” and must be lifted, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The head of football’s world governing body said in a statement that FIFA’s position is “clear and firm” and that women “have to be allowed” into football stadiums in the country. Iran’s ban on women…MORE

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

There’s been no shortage of twists and turns in the buildup to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which makes the task of predicting a tournament winner more difficult than ever before. Japan and Russia kick off the tournament in Tokyo on Friday, six weeks — or 48 matches — before a champion is crowned at…MORE

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

He was a double Olympic gold medalist, but Sebastian Coe’s legacy in athletics will perhaps be defined by his handling of the two great modern issues in the sport — the case involving Caster Semenya and doping. As president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Coe’s actions and those of the organization could…MORE

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

When Diomed pipped Boudrow to victory in the original Derby in 1780, owner Sir Charles Bunbury pocketed a little over $1,000. Britain’s richest race offers more than $1 million to the winner these days, but even that bumper pot is dwarfed by some of the riches on offer around the world. And it seems horse…MORE

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