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The Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled (TBESF) has suspended its activities, citing lack of funds, but the Sports Ministry has hit back at criticism over the closure, saying that a judicial dispute led to the closure of operations.
KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Agence France-Presse
Sweden's Mattias Hargin took advantage of a botched second leg by home favourite Marcel Hirscher to claim a maiden World Cup victory in Sunday's Kitzbuehel slalom.
From the highs of success on the hard court and some striking prowess from a little-known footballer named Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the incompetent and downright tragic, Turkish sports have produced several headlines transcending the mere athletic arena
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Boston was chosen Jan. 8 as the US candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, hopeful of showing the world's finest athletes its determined recovery from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing tragedy.
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won its eighth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart race Dec. 28, officials said, to become the most successful yacht in the history of the competition.
AMMAN - Agence France-Presse
FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali bin Al Hussein said Jan. 6 he would stand against Sepp Blatter for presidency of football's world governing body, declaring that years of controversy surrounding "the beautiful sport" must end.
LOUISVILLE - Agence France-Presse
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's condition is improving and he is expected to be released from hospital soon, his spokesman said on Dec. 22.
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
It seems that sharing a hotel with 400 Russian models isn’t every sportsman’s idea of a good time.
Turkish light-heavyweight boxer Ismail Özen sold the boxing gloves he used in a fight against Serbia’s Culum Slobodan on Dec. 20 in a bid to support children that fled Kobane
SAO PAULO - Agence France-Presse
Ethiopian athletes scored a double success Dec. 31 in the traditional New year's Eve road race in Sao Paulo, with Dawit Admasu taking the honours for the men and 2008 champion Ymer Wude Ayalew winning the women's race.
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO - Agence France-Presse
Felix Neureuther became the most successful German skier in the men's World Cup with his 10th career victory in a slalom in Madonna di Campiglio on Dec. 22.
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