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Canada’s Reece Howden wins World Cup ski cross gold in Italy

Canadian Reece Howden captured his second victory of the ski cross World Cup season on Saturday, crossing the finish line first in Alleghe, Italy. The 25-year-old Cultus Lake, B.C., native edged Germany‘s Florian Wilmsmann, who settled for silver, and bronze medallist Johannes Aujesky of Austria. Fellow Canadians Jared Schmidt (12th) and Kevin Drury (15th) were ousted in the quarterfinal. Howden, […]

Ex-Spanish Soccer President Facing Trial For Unwanted Kiss At Women’s World Cup

MADRID (AP) — After sullying his nation’s Women’s World Cup victory, former Spanish soccer president Luis Rubiales will face trial for kissing forward Jenni Hermoso without her consent at the final. Investigative judge Francisco de Jorge ruled on Thursday that Rubiales’ kiss was “unconsented and carried out unilaterally and in a surprising fashion,” the court said. State […]

First litter-picking ‘World Cup’ held in Tokyo

STORY: This is the inaugural litter clean-up ‘World Cup’ in Tokyo ‘SpoGomi’ is a combination of the Japanese words for sport and trash Date: November 22, 2023 Participants from 21 countries gathered to compete for the title by picking up the most trash in 90 minutes (Petra Williams, Participant from Australia) “It’s a great opportunity […]

Rubiales’ unwanted kiss on Jennifer Hermoso ‘derailed’ joy of Spain’s Women’s World Cup success, says FIFA Secretary General

FIFA’s outgoing Secretary General Fatma Samoura said she was encouraged by the global support Jenni Hermoso received after Luis Rubiales’ unwanted kiss on her following Spain’s triumph in the Women’s World Cup final, saying the Spanish football federation president’s actions partly “ruined” the tournament and “derailed” the world champion’s joyous celebrations. “I didn’t take one second to realize that, […]

Saudi Arabia wants to host 2035 tournament

Saudi Arabia wants to host the 2035 Women’s World Cup, says the technical director of the country’s women’s team. The Gulf kingdom has already lodged a formal bid to host the 2034 men’s World Cup. “I believe it’s a bright future (for the women’s and girls’ game in Saudi Arabia),” said Monika Staab at the […]