25 Nov. 2020 (Financial Times) Diego Maradona, the footballer who led Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, has died at the age of 60, leaving the sport mourning an iconic player with few peers on the pitch but who struggled with addiction throughout his life. The Argentine Football Association responded ...
November 25, 2020M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 15 June 2020 (QNA) The Amir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in his on-line address broadcast by beIN Sports channel on Monday marking completion of Education City Stadium, the third venue for the World Cup 2022. Amir of Qatar saluted the medical staff and all those working ...
June 16, 2020M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 07 April 2020 (QNA) Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) strongly denied today the allegations contained within the court papers made public in the US on 6 April 2020. They are part of a long-standing case, the subject of which is not the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding ...
April 7, 2020M Ashraf Siddiqui
Olympia (Greece) 12 March 2020, Anadolu News Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou in the role of the High Priestess lights the torch of the Olympic Flame during the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on 12 March 2020.
March 14, 2020M Ashraf Siddiqui
Calabasas, California (USA), 26 Jan. 2020 (BBC News) US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant was travelling in a private helicopter when it burst into flames, according to media reports. The LA County Sheriff's department said five people died in ...
January 26, 2020M Ashraf Siddiqui
Lausanne, 09 December 2019 (TASS) The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has approved recommendations of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to strip Russia of the right to participate in major international sports tournaments, including the Olympics and World Championships, for the period of four years, WADA’s press service ...
December 9, 2019M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 02 Dec. 2019 (AlJazeera News) Asian champion Qatar has beaten the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 4-2 in an action-packed match to advance to the semi-finals of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. Newly crowned Asian player of the year Akram Afif, 22, scored twice in the first half to put the hosts in front at ...
December 3, 2019M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 02 Dec. 2019 With exactly three years to go until Qatar 2022 kicks off, the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has said the country and region are excited to host fans from all over the world. In a wide-ranging interview with www.sc.qa, Hassan Al Thawadi said ...
December 3, 2019M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 30 Nov 2019 Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland and 2012 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are among the stars set to kick start their season on the courts of the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2020 to be held from January 6 to ...
November 30, 2019M Ashraf Siddiqui
Doha, 05 Oct. 2019 Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President, Qatar Olympic Committee and Chairman of Supreme Organizing Committee, IAAF World Athletics Championship Doha 2019 crowned Mutaz Barshim, Qatar's international and Olympic champion in high jump competition. Bersham yesterday retained his title as world champion in the high jump which he ...
October 5, 2019M Ashraf Siddiqui