Andy Richardson

Andy Richardson

Started work as a sports journalist in Liverpool, the home of football, back in 1996. Have been migrating south ever since, stopping off in London for six years before joining Aljazeera in 2005. Rumour has it that some kickaround or other is on its way here in 2022

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hopes to win badminton gold at SEA Games

Malaysia has long been among badminton’s global elite and there are expectations of more medals at this year’s Southeast Asian Games, which the country is hosting. Al Jazeera’s Andy Richardson reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia hopes to win badminton gold at SEA Games

Asia Pacific

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games

The problem has led to Malaysian football bosses announcing that any players found guilty would be banned for life.tournament.

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games

Asia Pacific

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

Malaysia has never sent an athlete to the Winter Olympics, but that has not stopped them from including ice sports as part of the South East Asian Games for the first time.

Winter sports make unlikely debut at 2017 South East Asian Games

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

About 5,000 athletes have descended on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur for the 29th edition of the South East Asian Games.

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

Ethiopia

African football hopes to benefit from new CAF leader

Officials, fans and players across Africa are pondering what a change in leadership will mean for football on the continent.

African football hopes to benefit from new CAF leader

Ethiopia

Ahmad Ahmad wins CAF election

Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president in a vote in Ethiopia, ending Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.

Ahmad Ahmad wins CAF election

Africa

African football president seeks eighth term

Issa Hayatou has been the president of African football for almost 30 years. As the former Cameroonian former athlete looks to win another four-year term at Thursday's election, he faces a contender who could challenge him for the top job.

African football president seeks eighth term

Middle East

U-20 Cup of Nations: Africa excelling at youth level

Pele once famously predicted an African country would win the World Cup before the year 2000. The Brazilian football legend may have gotten that forecast wrong, but young players from the continent are excelling.

U-20 Cup of Nations: Africa excelling at youth level

Sport

AFCON: Football fails to bring relief to Gabon

The African Cup of Nations tournament was expected to bring relief after the post-election crisis in Gabon.

AFCON: Football fails to bring relief to Gabon

Sport

Women's right to play

Discrimination is rife in the world of women's football but gradual progress is being made.

Women's right to play

Sport

AFCON - Equatorial Guinea's biggest test

Africa's premier football tournament kicks off in the tiny country that was given just weeks to prepare itself.

AFCON - Equatorial Guinea's biggest test

Sport

Doha eyes the 2019 championship

Doha, one of the three cities shortlisted for the 2019 event, hosted the IAAF inspection team.

Doha eyes the 2019 championship