SPORT | QATAR 2020 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay: Amnesty

A Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event’s projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards. Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt … Continue reading SPORT | QATAR 2020 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay: Amnesty

SPORTS NEWS | Riyadh and Doha Submit Bids For 2030 Asian Games

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Riyadh and Doha have submitted official bids to host the 2030 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Thursday. ‘The OCA is delighted to receive two strong bids for our Asian Games in 2030’, the governing body’s president, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, said in a statement. ‘It … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Riyadh and Doha Submit Bids For 2030 Asian Games

SPORTS | Nadal Calls On Spain’s Athletes To Raise 11 Million Euros To Fight Coronavirus

Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros (9.96 million pounds) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Spain is one of the most badly affected countries in the world with over 56,000 cases and the parliament voted to extend the coronavirus lockdown to at least … Continue reading SPORTS | Nadal Calls On Spain’s Athletes To Raise 11 Million Euros To Fight Coronavirus

HEALTH | Is It Safe To Run, Hike, Bike Or Walk Outside In Public?

San Francisco Mayor London Breed appeared on CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ March 18 to respond to Jake Tapper’s viral reaction to a viral video clip that showed people exercising in the city amid the coronavirus outbreak. The clip showed people in San Francisco’s Embarcadero roadway jogging and holding hands on the first day of the … Continue reading HEALTH | Is It Safe To Run, Hike, Bike Or Walk Outside In Public?

SPORTS | French Open Delayed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: Organizers

PARIS – The French Open tennis tournament has been postponed until Sept 20 – Oct 4 amid the coronavirus outbreak, the organizers and the Grand Slam event said on Tuesday. The first major tournament to be hit by the spread of the coronavirus was initially scheduled to be played May 24-June7. ‘In order to guarantee … Continue reading SPORTS | French Open Delayed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: Organizers

SPORTS | Serena Williams Says She’ll Spend The Next 6 Weeks Alone With Her Family

RIYADH  - Tennis star Serena Williams said Friday she’ll spend the next month-and-a-half alone with her family and focus on the small things amid the growing coronavirus scare. ‘Spending the next 6 weeks in solitude’, the 38-year-old said serenely on Instagram. ‘Being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials’. … Continue reading SPORTS | Serena Williams Says She’ll Spend The Next 6 Weeks Alone With Her Family

SPORTS | Motor Racing: Formula One To Call Off Bahrain And Vietnamese Gps – Sources

LONDON – Formula One will call off the Bahrain and Vietnamese Grand Prix after the cancellation of Sunday’s Australian season-opener due to the coronavirus outbreak, multiple F1 sources told Reuters on Friday. Bahrain’s March 22 race, the second on the calendar, was already scheduled to be run without spectators under floodlights at the Sakhir circuit. … Continue reading SPORTS | Motor Racing: Formula One To Call Off Bahrain And Vietnamese Gps – Sources

SPORTS | Dubai Sporting Events May Be Canceled Over Coronavirus

DUBAI – Sporting events in Dubai this month which involved international participation may have to be canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a government circular seen by Reuters. The circular, issued by Dubai Sports Council, asked organizers to consult the council to confirm whether their events can take place. ‘All other normal sporting … Continue reading SPORTS | Dubai Sporting Events May Be Canceled Over Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Cycling Team Manager Threatens Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Quarantine In UAE

DUBAI – A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates. Roberto Damiani, sporting director of the Cofidis team, told Reuters … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Cycling Team Manager Threatens Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Quarantine In UAE

SPORTS | Motorcycling: Motogp Cancels Season-Opening Qatar Race Due To Coronavirus

LONDON – Next weekend’s season-opening MotoGP race in Qatar has been canceled because of travel restrictions on passengers from Italy and elsewhere due to the coronavirus epidemic, MotoGP said on Sunday. The floodlit night race was scheduled for the Losails circuit on March 8. The joint statement by MotoGP, the governing FIM and team’s association … Continue reading SPORTS | Motorcycling: Motogp Cancels Season-Opening Qatar Race Due To Coronavirus