Sports world: Kuwait police told to seize sports offices

Kuwait police told to seize sports offices

KUWAIT CITY • Kuwaiti authorities ordered police to seize the offices of the Gulf state's football association and Olympic committee, in the latest round of a sporting power struggle.

The action on Sunday heightened a stand-off that has seen Kuwait suspended by the International Olympic Committee and football world governing body Fifa since October.


Wlodarczyk breaks her own record

WARSAW • Poland's Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk broke her own world record in the hammer on Sunday with a throw of 82.98m at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial event in Warsaw.

The 31-year-old's previous best was the 82.29m she set when she won Olympic gold in Rio.


Dhoni wants more T20 matches in US

FORT LAUDERDALE (United States) • India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more cricket matches in the United States, despite a chaotic Twenty20 clash against the West Indies on Sunday ending in a rain-hit match with no result.

Heavy rain forced the game at the Central Broward Regional Park to be abandoned with India 15-0 off two overs in pursuit of a modest 144, leaving the West Indies the winners of the series, 1-0.

"This (US) is one place where spectators will come. The timing suits us. So it's a win-win situation. It's a good venue to continue cricket," said Dhoni.


Two Fifa festivals to be held next month

Two Fifa Live Your Goals festivals will take place at Queensway Secondary School and Bowen Secondary School on Sept 10 and 11 respectively.

Intended to inspire girls and women to play football, the festivals will feature a football clinic, small-sided games and the chance to meet Singapore's national women footballers. Entry to the festivals is free.

US businessman the new Marseille owner

MARSEILLE • United States businessman Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, reached an agreement on Monday to take over the Marseille football club.

McCourt sealed the deal in a meeting with previous owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus and Marseille's Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin, saying the takeover would be completed in a few weeks.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe