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Celebrities wish Eid-ul-Azha to people celebrating around the world

KARACHI: Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid with great enthusiasm and joy. Pakistani celebrities and athletes have also extended their Eid "Mubarakbaad" to their beloved fans and friends through twitter. Eid Mubarak to everyone around the world — Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) August 22, 2018 Eid mubarak 🤗 While we celebrate this auspicious #EidulAzha we should not forget the less fortunate and less privileged. Having them in thoughts is good but we must take time out and physically be there for them and…

Russia ‘regrets’ court’s rejection of Olympic athletes’ appeals

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said Friday that it regretted the rejection of a last-minute appeal by dozens of its athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. "We regret this. We are taking this decision into consideration... and undoubtedly we will continue to help athletes to stand up for their rights," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists after the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. "Now the main thing is to support our athletes: both those who remained in our…

Russia suspended from Paralympics, some athletes exempt: IPC

Russia's team will be suspended from the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but individual athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag, the International Paralympics Committee said Monday. The agreement is similar to that put in place to allow able-bodied Russian competitors to take part in next month's Winter Olympics that precede the Paralympics. Russia was suspended by the IPC in August 2016 following revelations of widespread state-sponsored doping uncovered in a report by Richard McLaren on…

Nike unveils Pro Hijab for Muslim athletes

Nike has announced that it would release a Pro Hijab for female Muslim athletes in spring 2018. Nike is an American multinational company engaged in designing and sales of apparel, footwear and equipments. The clothing giant understands the difference apparel can make to an athlete, and like any viable business, it knows the world is full of potential customers. Nike has worked alongside a team of athletes to develop a single-layer stretchy hijab that could "change the face of sport for Muslim girls". The Pro…

Iran denies US wrestling team visas after Trump ban

TEHRAN: Iran has refused visas for US athletes due to compete in an international wrestling tournament in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, the foreign ministry said Friday. "Considering the policies adopted by the new US administration, the foreign ministry was inevitably forced to refuse travel by the US wrestling team to Iran," spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. The team was due to take part in the event in western Iran…

Indian athlete returns BMW after foreseeing maintenance snag

MUMBAI: Indian gymnast who missed out on a medal in 2016 Rio Olympics is in a fix over a BMW luxury vehicle rewarded over her performance in the games. According to an Indian news agency, BMW vehicles were rewarded to gymnast Dipa Karmakar, badminton player PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik along with Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand over their performance in the 2016 Rio games. Karmakar stated that she wished to return the BMW due to maintenance issue which she foresaw in her north-eastern state of Tripura. She said,…