Spain’s top criminal court has opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s football federation president Luis Rubiales after he kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the lips. The prosecutors are looking into whether the incident amounts to a crime of sexual assault.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-paid athlete after his mega-money transfer to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr, a move that made him earn nearly double his annual salary, which is reportedly the sum of $136 million, while Paris St Germain duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe round off the top three, according to Forbes.
Award-winning and world records holder Tobi Amusan has been charged by the Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU) with an anti-doping rules violation for being absent for drug tests for 12 months. Amusan made this public on her Instagram account on the 18th of July 2023, responding to the charge, she declared herself "a clean athlete" and vowed to contest the allegations immediately so she can defend her title at the upcoming World Championships next month in Budapest.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has announced the temporary closure of the National Stadium, Surelere, Lagos, on 22nd April 2023, due to the collapse of a floodlight mast. Mr. Dare was on the ground to have a first-hand assessment following Wednesday’s collapse of one of the floodlight masts at the stadium. While the Minister expressed gratitude that there were no casualties from Wednesday’s incident, he reiterated the need for proactive measures to guarantee public safety.