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Putin was meant to be at a summit in South Africa this week. Why was he asked to stay away?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Vladimir Putin will be the odd one out when leaders from the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa meet in Johannesburg this week. While all the others are set to attend the meetings in person,...

 By GERALD IMRAY    Sports    July 12, 2023

Ruling expected Tuesday in runner Caster Semenya's human rights appeal against sex eligibility rules

The European Court of Human Rights is expected to deliver what could be the final word Tuesday in Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya's yearslong legal challenge against rules that force her and other female athletes to lower their natural...


Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances

TOKYO (AP) — Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers...


Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the...


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