The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that it has fined the Olympic Council of Asia half a million US dollars for allowing North Korea to fly its flag at the recent Asian Games in China.
In 2021, WADA, which is based in Montreal, Canada, banned North Korea from hosting major international events, or raising its flag in international forums, with the exception of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, because it had not adopted an effective anti-doping program.
But WADA said that the North Korean flag flew throughout the 19th edition of the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China, last October, including the opening, closing, and medal distribution.
“Despite being reminded several times by WADA before and during the Games, the Olympic Council of Asia refused to comply,” the WADA statement said.
The Olympic Council of Asia did not comment on this decision, and it has three weeks to appeal it.
“Totosport” announces the name of the winner of the “Golden Boy” award for the year 2023
The Italian magazine “Tuttosport” announced that Real Madrid midfielder, English international Jude Bellingham, received the “Golden Boy” award for the year 2023 for the best player in Europe under 21 years of age.
The 20-year-old Bellingham outperformed many rising stars, such as Barcelona star, Spanish international Pedri, and Bayern Munich playmaker, German international Jamal Musiala.
Bellingham became the third English player to win the award, after Wayne Rooney in 2004 and Raheem Sterling in 2014.
The award will be presented to Bellingham at a ceremony that will be held in Turin on December 4th.
The “Golden Boy” award was established by the Italian sports magazine “Tuttosport” 20 years ago, and the winner of the award is chosen through a vote in which 50 sports journalists from all over the European continent participate.
In a video message on the Tuttosport magazine website, Bellingham said: “I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for me to win the 2023 Golden Boy award. I really appreciate it.”
He added, “I would like to thank everyone who has been part of my journey so far in Birmingham, Dortmund and now Madrid. It would not be possible without them.”
He concluded: “Now that I have received this beautiful award, I want to continue moving forward and continue working and hope to receive more awards in the future.”
Bellingham has had a major impact on Real Madrid’s results since his move from Borussia Dortmund to the Spanish club during the recent summer transfer window, as he scored 13 goals in 14 matches, including two goals in the 2-1 win over Barcelona last month.
The English international player won the Copa Cup last month for the best young player in the world at the Golden Ball ceremony awarded by France Football magazine.
India vs Australia, World Cup 2023 Final: Virat Kohli will have a chance to create history, will leave this legend behind as soon as he scores 41 runs.
The final match of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and in this match, Virat Kohli will be targeting a big record.
The final match of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is to be played between India and Australia. In this important match to be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the eyes of Indian fans will be on Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has performed brilliantly in the current tournament. Virat Kohli has scored 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries. Virat Kohli’s average during this period has been 101.57 and he has scored 711 runs with his bat. When Team India will take the field at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, they will have a chance to create history. Virat Kohli will have a chance to become the batsman with the highest runs in ICC finals in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Actually, Virat Kohli needs 41 more runs to become the batsman who has scored the most runs in the final of the ICC tournament. Currently this record is in the name of Kumar Sangakkara, who has scored 320 runs in the final of the ICC tournament. Whereas Virat is at second place in the list, who has scored 280 runs. After this, Mahela Jayawardene is at third place in the list. Mahela Jayawardene has 270 runs in his name in the final of the ICC World Cup tournament. While Adam Gilchrist is at fourth place with 262 runs and Ricky Ponting is at fifth place with 247 runs.
India has performed brilliantly in the ICC World Cup 2023. Team India, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, won all its matches in the league stage while it defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Australia had lost the first two matches in the league stage, but after that the team won all its matches. Australia defeated South Africa in the second semi-final of the World Cup 2023.
If we talk about the records of both the teams, India and Australia have come face to face with each other 13 times in the World Cup. During this period, Australia has won 8 matches while India has won five matches. If we talk about ICC knockouts, India and Australia have played against each other thrice. During this period, India has won only one match, while Australia has won twice.