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IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

AP Exclusive: Balich leads Olympics-style World Cup ceremony

Nov. 16, 2022 16:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — First World Cup in the Middle East. First World Cup kicking off in November. First modern edition based around a single city. First in an Arab country. Now add “first World Cup with an Olympics-style opening ceremony” to the list of novelties for the tournament in...

EXPLAINER: Sports in Qatar as country hosts 2022 World Cup

Nov. 05, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. ...