Sports world :PSG hit out at claims of special tax status by Lyon

PSG hit out at claims of special tax status by Lyon

PARIS • Paris Saint-Germain have told Lyon and their club president to mind their own business as the football giants denied their Ligue 1 rivals' claims that they have a special tax status in France.

The rebuke came after Lyon's outspoken president Jean Michel Aulas suggested on Tuesday that the severance package of outgoing PSG coach Laurent Blanc was indecent, and that the Qatari owners of PSG flouted financial fair play rules.


Rio Games organisers sorry over dead jaguar

RIO DE JANEIRO • The organising committee of August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics has apologised after a chained jaguar used in a photograph with the Olympic torch was shot dead.

Following the photo session in Manaus, the state capital of Amazonas, the jungle cat slipped out of its restraints within an army zoo, and a soldier shot it with his pistol.


Lee Chong Wei to rest and heal ahead of Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's badminton association has pulled world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei out of this month's Taiwan Open to let him recover from a leg injury and regain full fitness ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The 33-year-old suffered the injury on the way to claiming his sixth Indonesian Open title earlier this month and later pulled out of the Australian Open.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe