From Black Lives Matter in the United States to the toppling of colonial-era statues and calls for police reform, the outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continues to resonate worldwide. Also, how strong a case is there for coronavirus victims in Bergamo suing the Italian state, why Sweden's government remains popular despite its high Covid-19 casualty count, the restart of football in Spain and England, a possible turning point for Libya's civil war and whether we've heard the last in the 34-year-old case of murdered Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
Professional football in Europe has not been spared by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns. With colossal sums of money at stake, the impact on the clubs is hugely damaging on a financial level. In France, the government has cancelled the rest of the Ligue 1 season, but in some countries like Germany and Austria, training sessions have resumed and league games could soon be back. But how is it possible to play football amid the coronavirus threat? Will supporters get to see their idols any time soon? Clovis Casali reports.
With viewership and revenue booming, we take a look at the world of esports. According to the tech consulting firm Activate, an estimated 250 million people watch esports worldwide and most of them also play. Global esports revenue is expected to reach $1.8 billion by 2022. Our reporter Yong Chim takes us behind the scenes of how the French team Vitality prepared for the 2019 F1 Esports Pro Series in London.
Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh says she 'can't believe' she will be among the thousands of women to freely enter a football stadium for the first time in decades to watch Iran's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. World football's governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.