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# Stance

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Stance
Asian Olympic chiefs say Russians can take part in Asian Games
The International Olympic Committee had said yesterday that a return for Russians at the 2024 Paris Games should be “further explored.”
Last year
# Stance
'I think it was a big mistake' - Roy Keane criticises decision to scrap One Love armbands
Speaking to ITV ahead of the Wales v USA game, the former Ireland captain insisted players should have “stuck to their guns.”
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Verstappen accuses Sky Sports of being ‘disrespectful’ after Mexican boycott
Red Bull refused to address Sky on Sunday, where Red Bull and the world champion driver were again victorious.
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Want to learn something about rugby's values? Listen to Jack Dunne, not Qatar's dollar
The URC struck a deal with Qatar Airways this week but Qatar’s human rights record should stop the league ever sanctioning a match in that country.
# Stance
Robert Lewandowski drops Chinese sponsor amid Ukraine crisis
According to Polish media, the decision is linked to an article in the British daily Daily Mail.
All time
# Private
LeBron James urged to rethink vaccine stance
In comments ahead of the All-Star Game last weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would not say whether he planned on getting vaccinated.
# Stance
'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.
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'I will not take the knee' - Leclerc and Verstappen confirm split among F1 drivers
The Ferrari driver said it ‘does not mean at all that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism.’
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UK Athletics board changed stance on Alberto Salazar
A report found that performance staff at the organisation lobbied the organisation not to sever ties with American coach.
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Wiggins lashes out against 'ludicrous' calls to make TUEs public
It’s been a difficult week for the former Tour de France winner.
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Jurgen Klopp refuses to answer question from The Sun journalist
It is unclear whether the manager’s decision is related to the paper’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
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'Disgraceful' - Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio Olympics
800m runner Yuliya Stepanova has been running under a neutral flag at recent events.
# ken curtin
Cork-based Social Democrat dropped as mass reader over party's abortion stance
Ken Curtin has said that he intends to bring the issue to the Bishop of Cloyne William Crean.
# drugs in sport
'There is no room for not knowing': WRU issue strong warning after handing out two PED bans
The union has handed down bans of four and two years to players from the second tier SWALEC Division 1.
# Slurs
A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend
David Pocock raised the issue with referee Craig Joubert during the Brumbies clash with the Waratahs.
# Stance
Chelsea can't buy me with ticket, says racism victim
The man denied access to the Paris Metro by a group of the club’s fans would never consider attending their clash with PSG.
# Abortion
Martin still in discussions with Mater's Mercy Sisters over abortion law
The Mater Hospital said last year that it will comply with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.
# Stance
Ferdinand brothers set to shun FA's 'Kick It Out' initiative
Rio Ferdinand could be on a collision course with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who says ‘all’ his players must wear the anti-racism t-shirts.