Decathlon cancels sports hijab sale in France

French sportswear retailer Decathlon has scrapped plans to sell a hijab for women runners in France following a public outcry. The firm said it had decided to suspend the product following “a wave of insults” and “unprecedented threats”. French politicians said the “running hijab” contradicted the country’s secular values, and some lawmakers suggested a boycott

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Habana asks if Semenya 'targeted' by IAAF

South African rugby star Bryan Habana asks if Caster Semenya is being specifically targeted by the governing body of athletics, the IAAF. The South African middle-distance runner is appealing against a ruling which restricts testosterone levels in female runners. This week, IAAF president Lord Coe said the new regulations are “to protect the sanctity of

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Briton Grice ruled out of European Indoors

British middle-distance runner Charlie Grice has been forced to pull out of the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow because of a foot injury. Grice, 25, who finished fifth in the 1,500m at the 2015 European Indoors, said on social media he had “busted” his plantar fascia tendon. The Englishman – named in a 48-strong British

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Nile Wilson to miss British Championships, World Cup and European Championships after surgery

Olympic medallist Nile Wilson will miss the British Championships, Gymnastics World Cup and European Championships after undergoing surgery. Wilson, 23, has been treated for an ongoing neck issue which was causing arm pain, British Gymnastics say. The British Championships begin on 14 March, followed by the World Cup on 23 March and the European Championships

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