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La Liga Agrees to Sell $3 Billion Stake to CVC Capital Partners

Spain’s top soccer league has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to CVC Capital Partners. The deal, which requires the approval of clubs, could alleviate a cash crunch.TOKYO — Spain’s top...

An Olympic Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records

The springy surface at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo has been compared to a trampoline. “You can feel the bounce,” one runner said.TOKYO — The clock stationed just past the finish line flashed...

Medals On, Masks Off at Tokyo Olympics During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way Olympians receive their medals. But in the rush of elation, coronavirus rules and social distancing policies are routinely forgotten.TOKYO — Every four years, the Olympics are...

Russia Is Banned, Yet It’s Everywhere at the Games

A doping punishment changes a country’s official name but little else about its Olympic experience.TOKYO — For a country officially barred from the Olympics, Russia is very much a presence at this...

Kimia Alizadeh, Iranian Defector on Refugee Team, Beats Iranian in Taekwondo

In 2016, she became a teenage hero in her home country after becoming the first woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran. On Sunday, Kimia Alizadeh was a defector, part of...

At Judo's Spiritual Home, Pilgrims Pour In During the Games

In a building in a busy neighborhood in central Tokyo, Olympians from around the world pay tribute to their sport inside its spiritual home.TOKYO — Edson Madeira was struggling to summon the...

John Coates: The Helpful Hand Guiding Brisbane's Olympic Win

John Coates may be the most influential figure in the Olympic movement after I.O.C. President Thomas Bach. Critics of Coates say he has too much power.TOKYO — For the man who wrote...

El Barça quiere a Messi. La Liga tal vez no lo permitirá

Los problemas financieros del Barcelona y el vencimiento del contrato de su estrella han dejado al club en un aprieto. Y la única solución —unos 200 millones de euros en recortes salariales—no...

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