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On February 16, the pole vault community mourned the loss of Olympian Don Bragg. He passed away at the age of 83 in Northern California.

Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching regulations at sports court

Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya on Monday accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of breaching confidentiality rules at a hearing that could define the rest of the South African's career.

India hosts first 'yoga on a pole' world championships

Wearing only underpants, Pavel Kalina twists his body up a wooden pole before performing a handstand at the top in the first world championships of an ancient Indian sport.

Uruguay's Indian cricketers searching for a permanent home

Every Sunday, close to a statue of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, a group of Indian ex-pats take over a patch of land in Uruguay's capital Montevideo for a game of cricket.

Footballer Sala's body arrives in Argentina

The coffin of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash between Nantes and Cardiff, arrived in Argentina on Friday ahead of his funeral in his hometown of Progreso.

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday.

Review: Sam Kendricks is the new world leader in men's indoor pole vault Special

On February 9, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks had a major reason to be proud. He set a new world-leading mark in the men's pole vault.

Review: Emmanuel Karalis is national indoor pole vault champion of Greece Special

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel "Manolo" Karalis had a major reason to celebrate this week. He reigned supreme at the Greek national indoor championships.

Vonn in bronze as Stuhec defends world downhill

US ski star Lindsey Vonn brought her illustrious career to a close with a hard-fought bronze at Sunday's world downhill which was won by defending champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia.

Argentine town remembers footballer Sala as modest local hero

Emiliano Sala's hometown in rural Argentina is remembering him as a modest local hero who shied away from the flashy wealth of many South American footballers who make it big in Europe.

Olympic dream turns to nightmare for S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls'

The South Korean women's curling team were the unexpected heroines of last year's Winter Olympics, but since their impressive run to the final they have endured a nightmare year.

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis talks plans for 2019, brand Special

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel "Manolo" Karalis chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2019, and he opened up about his brand #FlyManoloFly.

Qatar says committed to labour reform after Amnesty criticism

Qatar said Wednesday it is committed to labour reform following an Amnesty International report that the 2022 World Cup host is failing to stop widespread labour abuse.

FifaGate: Ex-Guatemala boss sentenced to time served, fined $350,000

The former chief of the Guatemalan football federation, who was convicted for extortion and fraud in connection with the FifaGate scandal, was sentenced to time served on Tuesday and fined $350,000.

Macron says 2024 Olympics failing poor Paris areas

French President Emmanuel Macron says he is concerned that some of the poorest districts of Paris are failing to see the benefits from the 2024 Olympics.

After World Cup, Russians flock to matches

Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants" the country could not afford.

Bubba Sparks talks about pole vaulting, healthcare and technology Special

Acclaimed pole vaulter Bubba Sparks chatted with Digital Journal about his outlook on the sport for 2019, and he opened up about his work in the healthcare industry, and how technology has shaped and molded the field.

'Don't send me to Bahrain': refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleaded for his freedom Monday, saying "please don't send me to Bahrain" as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

Meet Philippe d'Encausse: World-renowned pole vault coach Special

World-renowned pole vault coach Philippe d'Encausse chatted with Digital Journal about his coaching and athletic career. d'Encausse is the coach of the world record holder in the men's pole vault and two-time Olympic medalist, Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie.

Review: Mondo Duplantis sets world-leading mark with 5.87 meters Special

Reigning European champion and teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis is off to a great start in the indoor track and field season of 2019.

Michael Andrew updates swimming fans via vlogs, kicks off 2019

World champion swimmer Michael Andrew has updated his fans and followers about his latest endeavors for 2019 via his YouTube channel.

Chatting with Mac Wilkins: Olympic gold medalist discus thrower Special

On January 30, 2019, Olympic gold medalist discus thrower and former world record holder Mac Wilkins chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious track and field career.

Chatting with Damir Martin: 2-time Olympic silver medalist rower Special

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Damir Martin chatted with Digital Journal. The Croatian rower opened up about his athletic career.

Review: Katie Nageotte wins 1st place at Boston Indoor Grand Prix Special

On January 26, American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte had a major reason to be proud. She won first place in the women's pole vault competition at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix.

Dominant Djokovic wins magnificent seventh Australian Open

An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis.

Activists slam Asian Cup 'gagging' over torture-risk footballer

Activists for the detained Bahraini footballer who fears torture and even death if he is extradited from Thailand have criticised the "gagging" of talk about the case at the Asian Cup, warning it is harming his cause.

Discus thrower Rodney Brown talks athletics and RimGlide discus Special

On January 25, 2019, American discus thrower Rodney Brown chatted with Digital Journal about his career in track and field.

Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian reveals he has testicular cancer

Five-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Nathan Adrian revealed that he is battling testicular cancer.

Arabian knights send Korea, Australia crashing out of Asian Cup

Asian Cup hosts UAE and Gulf rivals Qatar pulled off titanic upsets as they sent defending champions Australia and Son Heung-min's South Korea crashing out in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Seoul launches sports sex assaults investigation

South Korea will launch an inquiry into sexual and other abuses in the nation's scandal-ridden sports community, the government said Friday, as the sports minister called for an end to its "win-at-all-costs" mentality.

Bahraini held in Thailand a 'test' for FIFA: ex-Aussie captain

Former Australia football captain Craig Foster said on Friday a Bahraini refugee player held in Thailand is a 'test' for FIFA, as rights groups try to duplicate the asylum success story of a Saudi woman who avoided deportation from the country.

Georgia wrestling chief detained for assault on former European champion

Georgian police have arrested the chief of the country's wrestling federation over a violent assault on a two-time European champion during a national tournament in the ex-Soviet Caucasus nation.

Cardiff striker Sala 'concerned about plane' in final audio message

Cardiff City's record new signing Emiliano Sala expressed concern about his plane shortly before the light aircraft disappeared over the Channel, according to an audio message sent to friends and relatives.

Inika McPherson talks high jump, future goals and technology Special

American high jumper Inika McPherson chatted with Digital Journal. The Olympian spoke about her future goals, and how technology has impacted track and field.

Review: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Roger Federer in Australian Open Special

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has a major reason to celebrate. He triumphed over Roger Federer in the 2019 Australian Open.

Review: Calvyn Justus takes swimming fans on a journey with YouTube vlogs Special

Olympic swimmer Calvyn Justus takes swimming fans and viewers on a journey via his vlogs on his YouTube channel. He competed for South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

WADA said Thursday that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

Stand By Me Foundation prepares U.S. swimmers for Olympic gold

The Stand By Me Foundation was co-founded by top Olympic swim coach David Marsh, as well as Marc Huberty, and Ambroise "Rowdy" Gaines.

Meet Lia Neal: Two-time Olympic medalist swimmer, world champion Special

Two-time Olympic medalist swimmer Lia Neal chatted with Digital Journal about her career as a professional swimmer. She opened up about her achievements and the impact of technology on aquatics.

Japan's only homegrown sumo champ bows out in tears

The only Japanese-born grand champion or "yokozuna" in sumo tearfully insisted he had "no regrets" as he announced his retirement Wednesday after a disastrous run of form and injury.

Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins talks 'The 1969 Cubs' book Special

Veteran baseball player and Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins chatted with Digital Journal about his book, "The 1969 Cubs."
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