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World Gymnastics Championships 2022: Adem Asil crowned ‘lord of the rings’

Adem Asil’s year just keeps on getting better. The Turkish gymnast added to the silver medal he won earlier this year at the European Championships with a gold at the World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool following a superb display on the rings that culminated on Saturday, 5 November. The athlete scored 14.933 with his performance […]

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Legendary Turkish sports broadcaster Halit Kıvanç, the first foreign journalist to interview Pelé, has died

One of Turkiye’s finest sports presenters and journalists, Halit Kıvanç, who was behind many broadcasting ‘firsts’, has been laid to rest. He passed away on Tuesday, 25 October, aged 97. Kıvanç’s funeral, at Istanbul’s Zincirlikuyu Mosque and Cemetery, was attended by hundreds of people, including notable faces from the worlds of media, sport, entertainment, and […]

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Aysu Türkoğlu becomes youngest Turkish swimmer across the English Channel

Aysu Türkoğlu made history at the weekend by becoming the youngest Turk to swim across the English Channel. The 21-year-old Turkish student entered the water at Dover 10:02 UK time on Friday, 29 July, and completed her swim at Cap Gris-Nez, in northern France, 16 hours and 28 minutes later. Türkoğlu, who had to battle […]

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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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Azerbaijan, only Muslim country in Paralympic top 10 enjoys gold rush!

Azerbaijani athletes took home gold for the Islamic world as the only team from a Muslim-majority nation to finish in the top ten at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Beating their previous record set in London in 2012, the Paralympians from the South Caucasus state won 10thplace with 19 medals, the highest result achieved […]