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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, 2nd right, kisses the International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer, with the presence of Mohamed Bin Tha'loob Al Derai, President of UAE Wrestling Judo & Kickboxing Federation, 1st left, during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 27, 2018 - 1:18 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's sports minister attended an international judo competition that began Saturday in the United Arab Emirates as three Israeli players received medals and had their country's flag displayed on a screen. It's a significant change from last year, when UAE...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Kevin Hart is interviewed after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. The Professional Fighters League is the latest mixed martial arts promotion that will try and compete with UFC. Comedian Kevin Hart is among the investors in the league. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
August 29, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Kevin Hart had a bit in his standup routine where his attempt to trash-talk his way out of a fight ended up with the comic offering a hug instead. "This is dumb. I don't want to fight you," Hart says to laughter . "This is stupid. You've got to have a purpose, man. I'm not that guy." Hart will...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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Iranian national basketball team players Shadi Abdolvand, left, and Ayrin Artoonian attend an interview with The Associated Press in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. Abdolvand said basketball will change in Iran because younger players will be encouraged to "pursue their goals." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 04, 2017 - 5:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. The unanimous...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2013 file photo, Iran's Asghar Kardoust (12) drives to the basket as India's Amjyot Singh defends during a FIBA Asia Basketball Championship second round game at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The unanimous vote Thursday, May 4, 2017, by international basketball's governing body, known as FIBA, allows female players to wear hijabs and male players to wear turbans and yarmulkes following a ban initially imposed for safety reasons 20 years ago. In 2014, FIBA allowed a two-year testing phase for head coverings. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
May 04, 2017 - 12:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. The unanimous...
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Tyron Woodley, right, takes Stephen Thompson to the mat in a welterweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 209, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 05, 2017 - 1:55 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although the sequel had nowhere near the drama of the original, both fights ended with Tyron Woodley's hands on the UFC welterweight belt. Woodley retained his 170-pound title with a desultory majority decision over Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 209 on Saturday night...
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