January 20

Things to know

first_img– Joy Foster was the first recipient of the first Sportswoman of the Year award (1961). She remains the youngest winner at 11 years old. – Maurice Foster (1973) and Joy Foster are the only sibling winners of the awards. – Sprinter Una Morris became the first repeat winner of either gender. She won the Sportswoman of the Year awards in 1963 and 1945. – Sarah Newland (1965) and Octavius Moran (1967) are the only Paralympian to win the award. – Orville Haslam (1968) is the only table tennis player to win the Sportsman of the Year award.last_img read more

January 6

UEFA hit France’s Nasri with six-month doping ban

first_imgThat was rejected last March, as was an appeal in December to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.However, he still has the right to appeal against his ban, UEFA said.The method is on the World Anti-doping Agency’s prohibited list and carries a maximum ban of four years.Nasri is currently without a club having left Turkish side Antalyaspor by mutual consent last month.The doping affair started when a Los Angeles clinic called Drip Doctors tweeted the fact they had treated Nasri with an intravenous vitamin booster whilst the player was on holiday there.Nasri was at that time on loan from City at Sevilla, who expressed surprise when the story broke in the media — Spanish anti-doping authorities quickly took up the matter and opened an inquiry at the end of 2016.After shining as a youngster at his hometown club Marseille, Nasri was recruited by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and switched three seasons later to City for a then sizeable £25 million (28m euros, $35m) transfer.He won two Premier League titles at City but was loaned out to Sevilla and then sold to Antalyaspor at the end of last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Samir Nasri is without a club and will not be able to play again this season © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPAPARIS, France, Feb 27 – Former Manchester City midfielder and France international Samir Nasri was handed a six-month doping ban “for using a prohibited method” by European football governing body UEFA on Tuesday.Nasri, 30, had appealed to UEFA for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) following a multi-vitamin intravenous booster he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016.last_img read more