USA beat Canada for 2024 Olympic berth and CONCACAF title
CONCACAF

USA beat Canada for 2024 Olympic berth and CONCACAF title

Monterrey (Mexico) (AFP) – The United States qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Monday by defeating Tokyo Olympic champions Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship final. Alex Morgan scored from the penalty spot in the 78th minute to seal victory as the reigning world champions avenged their upset loss to the Canadians in last […]

CONCACAF

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USA beat Canada for 2024 Olympic berth and CONCACAF title

Monterrey (Mexico) (AFP) – The United States qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Monday by defeating Tokyo Olympic champions Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship final. Alex Morgan scored from the penalty spot in the 78th minute to seal victory as the reigning world champions avenged their upset loss to the Canadians in last […]
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Olympics host Paris under fire after Champions League 'fiasco'

Paris (AFP) – French authorities faced questions Sunday over police tactics at the Paris Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid that descended into scenes of chaos before kick-off, with critics asking if the capital was ready to host the 2024 Olympics. Liverpool called for an investigation into the treatment of their supporters ahead […]
ByAFP

Olympics

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World Cups and Olympics present historic opportunity for U.S.

The United States has the unseen opportunity to host three successive sporting events on the world's stage. The FIFA World Cup comes to the U.S. in 2026 through a shared host with Mexico and Canada. Then, two years later, Los Angeles hosts its third Summer Olympics. Hosting the World Cup and the Olympics in a […]

Olympics

/ 336 days ago

IOC calls for ban on Russians from world sport

Geneva (AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Monday urged sports federations and organisers to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from international events following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The recommendation could trigger further announcements with FIFA in "advanced discussions" to expel Russia from the 2022 World Cup, a source with knowledge of the […]
ByAFP

Olympics

/ 539 days ago

Post-Olympics, spotlight shifts to Qatar 2022 World Cup

Doha (AFP) – The focus of the sporting world shifts to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar following the Tokyo Olympics, with lingering questions over Covid safety and human rights. Unlike the Games, which played out to a backdrop of surging case numbers in Tokyo and without spectators to limit viral transmission, organisers of the […]
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Canada National Team

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'One of the greatest': Canada's Sinclair rewarded with Olympic gold

Yokohama (Japan) (AFP) – Christine Sinclair, the all-time leading scorer in international football, enjoyed the crowning moment of her career Friday as Canada won Olympic gold for the first time. The 38-year-old Sinclair debuted for the national team as a teenager in 2000, and her 187 international goals are the most in the history of […]
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Canada National Team

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Canada edge Sweden on penalties to win Olympic gold

Yokohama (Japan) (AFP) – Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe saved two spot-kicks in a nail-biting shootout as Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalties to clinch Olympic women's football gold for the first time Friday in Yokohama. Stina Blackstenius scored her team-best fifth goal of the tournament to give Sweden the lead, but Jessie Fleming's penalty in the […]
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Olympics

/ 543 days ago

Cuban shooting-victim boxer adds second Olympic gold

Tokyo (AFP) – Cuba's Julio la Cruz was shot in an armed robbery in 2014 — but now he is a two-time Olympic champion after victory in the heavyweight boxing final in Tokyo on Friday. Luckily, la Cruz was not seriously hurt when he was held up in Cuba and shot in the hip, and […]
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Olympics

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Cuba's Julio la Cruz wins Olympic heavyweight gold

Tokyo (AFP) – Cuba's Julio la Cruz, who was shot during a robbery just a few years ago, won his second Olympic gold on Friday with victory in the heavyweight boxing final. The 31-year-old defeated Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov on unanimous points to add the Tokyo title to his Rio 2016 light-heavyweight crown. La Cruz, a […]
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Olympics

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Olympic women's football final moved to evening

Tokyo (AFP) – The Olympic women's football final between Sweden and Canada on Friday has been switched from Tokyo to Yokohama and delayed from 11am until 9pm because of heat concerns. Officials announced Thursday the match was being relocated from Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, the venue for the opening ceremony and athletics events, following talks between […]
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