No Vaccine, No French Open For Djokovic As Rules Righten

PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with rules on travellers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 tightening in the third year of the pandemic and some tournaments reconsidering exemption. The Serbian, who has not been vaccinated, was deported from Australia on Sunday … More No Vaccine, No French Open For Djokovic As Rules Righten

Djokovic Clarifies Movements, Australian Visa Saga Continues

PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic knew he had tested positive for COVID-19 when he attended a newspaper interview and photo shoot at his tennis center in Serbia last month, saying Wednesday he made an ‘error of judgement’ and should have immediately gone into isolation. Djokovic moved to clarify ‘ongoing misinformation’ about his movement while he … More Djokovic Clarifies Movements, Australian Visa Saga Continues

Saudi Arabia Says Dakar Rally Accident Investigation Show No Criminal Suspicions

Paris, France – Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry said on Friday that initial results of an investigation an accident during the Dakar car rally, which left one French contestant injured last week, showed no criminal suspicions. The Kingdom is liaising with the concerned French authorities to share available related to the accident, the ministry added in … More Saudi Arabia Says Dakar Rally Accident Investigation Show No Criminal Suspicions

Saudi – Owned Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Dies Of Heart Attack

PARIS, France – The Kentucky Derby – winning horse Medina Spirit, owned by Saudi businessman Amr Zedan, died of a heart attack on Monday after a workout, a lawyer for the horse’s trainer said. Medina Spirit clinched a surprise win at the Kentucky Derby in May, bringing trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh win in … More Saudi – Owned Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Dies Of Heart Attack

Upcoming Saudi Dakar Rally Attracts Drivers From 70 Different Nationalities

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia is hosting the third consecutive edition of the Saudi Dakar Rally 2022, attracting drivers from 70 different nationalities, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The Saudi Dakar Rally this year is the largest in terms of the number of participants, SPA said. The number of participants in this year’s rally … More Upcoming Saudi Dakar Rally Attracts Drivers From 70 Different Nationalities

Rafa Nadal Plans To Return At Abu Dhabi Exhibition Next Month

PARIS, France – Rafa Nadal is aiming to return from injury at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi next month before playing another tournament in his buildup to the Australian Open, the world number five said. Nadal struggled with back issues at the start of this year and pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo … More Rafa Nadal Plans To Return At Abu Dhabi Exhibition Next Month

Saudi Arabia Allows Full Capacity At Sports Stadiums, Facilities

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports announced that vaccinated visitors will be allowed into all sports stadium and facilities as they operate at full capacity, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Sunday. Visitor entry will be limited to those who are  fully vaccinated against COVID – 19, as per Kingdom’s rules, the … More Saudi Arabia Allows Full Capacity At Sports Stadiums, Facilities

Justin Bieber in Saudi Arabia: Pop Star To Headline F1 post – race concert in Jeddah

PARIS, France – Justin Bieber will be performing in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on December 5, headlining a concert on the sidelines of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Gran Prix (GP). ‘CALLING ALL BELIEBERS’. Yes, it’s true! @JustinBieber is headlining the stc Saudi Arabian GP post – race concert on Sunday 5 December at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit!’ the F1 stc … More Justin Bieber in Saudi Arabia: Pop Star To Headline F1 post – race concert in Jeddah

Consortium Led By Saudi Arabia’s PIF Officially Takes Over Newcastle United

LONDON – A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment fund (PIF) officially took over Newcastle United, the Premier League announced on Thursday. ‘Following the completion of the Premier League’s  Owners’ and Directors’ Test, the club has been sold to the consortium with immediate effect’, the Premier League statement said. The consortium includes PCR Capital … More Consortium Led By Saudi Arabia’s PIF Officially Takes Over Newcastle United

Gezahegne Breaks 10 Km Road Race World Record In Geneva

GENEVA  – Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahege won the Giants Geneva 10k in 29 minutes 38 seconds on Sunday to take five seconds off the women’s world record for a 10km road race when men are also competing. The Ethiopian – born 30 – year -old, who won 10,000 metres silver behind Sifan Hassan at the Tokyo … More Gezahegne Breaks 10 Km Road Race World Record In Geneva