Sándor Liu Shaolin, who previously won the Olympic championship title in Hungarian colors, and his brother, the two-time Olympic champion Liu Shaoang, received Chinese citizenship already at Christmas, reports Világgazdaság with reference to Chinese newspapers.
Ferenc Varga, Olympic bronze medalist, world champion kayaker, and the first Hungarian five-ring podium finisher in the sport, passed away at the age of 98.
World record holding swimmer Kristóf Milák and sprint hurdler Luca Kozák have been elected Hungary’s Athletes of the Year by the country’s sports journalists.
Jean-Manuel Nedra, the 20-time Martinique national team player, was arrested.
János Varga, Olympic champion wrestler and Sportsman of the Nation, died at the age of eighty-three.
Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), Brazil’s and one of the world’s greatest footballers, has died at the age of 82.
The next Club World Cup will be held from February 1, 2023, in Morocco, confirmed Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, Friday at a press briefing at the World Cup in Qatar after a Council of the international soccer federation. The first edition with 32 clubs is planned for 2025.
Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the third time in its history by defeating the last gold medalist French national team 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regular time and 3-3 overtime in the Qatar tournament’s final on Sunday.
Hungary’s Judit Polgár, the strongest female chess player of all time, was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday.
The 2023 World Karate Championships, to be hosted by Budapest between October 24 and 28, is expected to draw 1,600-2,000 athletes and about as many sports officials, organisers said on Friday.