Recent News Headlines : Olympic Games

BRAZIL VOWS GOOD USE OF ABANDONED OLYMPIC VENUES


Paulo Marcio Dias Mello, head of the Olympic Heritage Governance Authority AGLO, said all the venues in the city's Olympic Park would be re-opened by July... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 0

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF PARIS OLYMPICS BID


Paris, along with Los Angeles, is now within arm's reach of winning its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 99

S. KOREAS EX-HEALTH MINISTER GUILTY OF SWAYING SAMSUNG VOTE


The Seoul Central District Court said Thursday that Moon Hyung-pyo, the former health chief who oversaw the National Pension Service, was sentenced to 2 1 2 years in prison... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 25

CHINA 'PING-PONG PRINCE' SUSPENDED OVER CASINO SUIT


Table tennis China 'ping-pong prince' suspended over casino suit... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 0

FASTER, HIGHER, RUSTIER: MEDALS FROM RIO OLYMPICS DAMAGED


The Americans, including gold-medal wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Helen Maroulis, are among at least 100 Olympians from across the globe with defective medals... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 0

IOC VISIT PARIS AHEAD OF GAMES DECISION


Olympics 2024 IOC visit Paris ahead of Games decision... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 52

CENTROWITZ DOMINATES FARAH IN 1,500M AT USATF DISTANCE CLASSIC


The 27-year-old Centrowitz won the 1,500m race in a time of three minutes, 33.41 seconds over Farah, who clocked a 3 34.19... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 0

MORE NORTH KOREA LINKS FOUND IN RANSOMWARE ATTACK


Last year Choi accidentally spoke to a hacker traced to a Pyongyang internet address about development of ransomware and he alerted South Korean authorities... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 0

PARIS LOOKS TO WOO OLYMPIC LEADERS AS PRESIDENT MACRON SWORN IN


Last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were staged amid Brazil's biggest financial crisis in decades... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 54

FRANCE'S EMMANUEL MACRON BACKS PARIS OLYMPIC BID


"The whole of France is coming together to support Paris 2024 and is ready to welcome the world to our country for a unique celebration of sport, inclusion and friendship.?... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 0

CHINA'S WINTER SPORTS ENTER GOLDEN ERA AS BEIJING 2022 TAKES SHAPE


Combining sports with education is another feature in Beijing's winter sports promotion efforts... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 0

I CAN FIX DAMAGED AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE


After a rugged election campaign, Coates defeated Danni Roche 58-35 in Saturday's vote for the Australian Olympic Committee presidency... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 1

AOC AWARD RECIPIENT AND WORLD FOOTBALL 'KINGMAKER' QUITS OVER FIFA PROBE


Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is known inside the International Olympic Committee IOC and world football circles as 'the king maker'... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 31

AVERAGE OLYMPICS TAB PEGGED AT $3.2B BUT CALGARY COULD SAVE ON VENUES, SECURITY


Hanson noted Stampede Park already sees 150,000 people a day move in and out during the Calgary Stampede and has more flexibility for a variety of purposes... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 450

SOUTH KOREA HAS NOT RECEIVED U.S. REQUESTS ON RENEGOTIATION OF FREE TRADE PACT


SEOUL Reuters South Korea has not yet received official requests on renegotiation of its free trade pact with the United States a senior finance ministry... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 0

JAPAN'S OLYMPICS AND RUGBY WORLD CUP ORGANIZERS PLEDGE COOPERATION TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL SPORTING EVENTS


Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2019 Rugby World Cup on Wednesday signed a collaboration agreement that they hope will smooth preparations for Ja... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 73

'ELUSIVE GOLD MEDAL' KEEPS JANA PITTMAN TORN BETWEEN SPORT AND MEDICINE


World champion hurdler Jana Pittman says she's still coming to terms with her move away from professional sport towards a new career in medicine... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 72

ENNIS-HILL TO RECEIVE GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD CHAMPS


Who experienced the greatest moment of her stellar career when winning heptathlon Olympic gold at the 2012 Olympics in London... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 0

ENNIS-HILL TO RECEIVE GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD CHAMPS


Who experienced the greatest moment of her stellar career when winning heptathlon Olympic gold at the 2012 Olympics in London... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 0

CHINA-FINLAND COOPERATION ON WINTER SPORTS ON A RISE


China's Man Dandan triumphs in the women's 1.4km individual sprint classical cross country skiing at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, February 20, 2017... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 0

JAPAN NEEDS ANTI-SMOKING LAW AHEAD OF TOKYO OLYMPICS


Japan has no binding law controlling second-hand smoking and has come under pressure to institute one ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 23

JAPAN NEEDS ANTI-SMOKING LAW AHEAD OF TOKYO OLYMPICS


Japan has no binding law controlling second-hand smoking and has come under pressure to institute one ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 23

CHINESE, FINNISH PRESIDENTS MEET WINTER SPORTS ATHLETES


Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto meet skaters' representatives from the two countries in Helsinki, Finland, April 5, 2017... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 0

SINDHU BEATS SAINA TO ENTER INDIA OPEN SEMIS


Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu served past former champion Saina 21-16, 22-20 in an intense 47-minute quarter-final battle at the Siri Fort Sports Complex... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 0

PARIS AND LOS ANGELES RULE OUT HOSTING 2028 OLYMPICS


It's 2024 or nothing, that's the message from Paris Olympic bid officials who, on Tuesday, ruled out hosting the 2028 Games... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 33

IOC CHIEF BACH OPENS DOOR TO AWARDING TWO SUMMER GAMES IN KEY VOTE


This includes also the '24, '28 procedure, he told reporters, after an IOC executive board meeting in Pyeongchang, South Korea... READ MORE

17th March, 2017 0

U.S. WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO USE REPLACEMENTS AT WORLDS


The U.S. women's hockey team won't be playing in the world championships unless it feels USA Hockey is negotiating with them fairly... READ MORE

16th March, 2017 359

Trending News Headlines : Olympic Games

RUSSIAN HACKERS LEAK SIMONE BILES AND SERENA WILLIAMS FILES


The World Anti-Doping Agency Wada has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 4956

USTA APOLOGIZES AFTER NAZI-ERA GERMAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYED


The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team fans 4 the outdated National Anthem... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 3983

EDDIE 'THE EAGLE' SOARS AGAIN: SKI JUMPER RETURNS 30 YEARS AFTER CALGARY OLYMPICS


Eddie Edwards, who charmed spectators at 1988 Winter Olympics despite finishing last, describes successful landing of six jumps as 'absolutely relief'... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 1513

PARALYMPIC RUNNERS AMAZE FANS WITH TIMES BESTING OLYMPIANS


Top four in 1,500-metre race all faster than Olympic gold medalist... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 1111

BUDAPEST CONSIDERS DROPPING 2024 OLYMPICS BID


Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos said earlier on Friday that, if a referendum was called, he would seriously consider a proposal to withdraw the bid... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 754

BRAZIL OFFICIALS EVICT FAMILIES FROM HOMES AHEAD OF 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES


Housing advocacy groups say local governments in Brazil are using the coming Olympics to justify forced evictions and segregation in Rio de Janeiro... READ MORE

28th October, 2015 750

OVER 1,000 RUSSIAN ATHLETES INVOLVED IN DOPING


The original McLaren report, released in July, was one of two commissioned by WADA which revealed widespread state-sponsored doping in Russian sport... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 723

BELGIAN PARALYMPIAN 'NOT READY' FOR EUTHANASIA


The wheelchair racer, who won a silver medal on Saturday in the 400m, said she signed euthanasia papers in 2008... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 681

FORMER HUSKY MARCUS PETERS RAISES FIST DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM


Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raised a black-gloved fist during the national anthem before the NFL opener against San Diego... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 640

'NO TO THE GAMES OF CONCRETE'


Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be irresponsible to be a candidate... READ MORE

21st September, 2016 581

AUSSIE TRACK STAR PERKINS TO RIDE FOR RUSSIA


I've spoken to Cycling Australia's High Performance Program and staff and they have been supportive... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 447

SIERRA LEONE'S HOMELESS PARALYMPIAN


George Wyndham is the only Sierra Leonean competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, but his only home is an office in the national stadium... READ MORE

8th September, 2016 433

WADA SAYS HACKERS RELEASED ANOTHER BATCH OF ATHLETE DATA


WADA also repeated its belief the attacks are being carried out as retaliation for the agency's investigations that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 431

AUSSIE COX WINS WORLD CHAMPS MOGULS GOLD


Australia's Britt Cox ices an already spectacular season with a world championship moguls skiing victory in Spain a year out from the Winter Olympic Games... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 423

CHINESE ATHLETES NOT TO STAY IN APA HOTEL


South Korea's top sports body Korean Sport and Olympic Committee KSOC has also demanded Japan not to accommodate its athletes in the right-wing Japanese hotel chain... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 404

WIGGINS AND FROOME MEDICAL RECORDS RELEASED BY 'RUSSIAN HACKERS'


The athletes include British cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins, who won a gold medal in Rio, and Chris Froome, the three-time Tour de France champion... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 395

LAURA TROTT AND JASON KENNY EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD TOGETHERA


Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny is pregnant, her agent has confirmed... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 334

WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY CONFIRMS RUSSIAN HACK OF RIO OLYMPIC DRUG-TESTING DATABASE


The IOC strongly condemns such methods which clearly aim at tarnishing the reputation of clean athletes, the organization said... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 331

MCLAREN REPORT PROVES SPORT GOVERNING BODIES 'USELESS AS A CHOCOLATE TEAPOT'


From the report we see that the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in 2013 are tainted by dastardly Russian doping... READ MORE

9th December, 2016 288

'WE REALLY HOPE TO LEARN A LOT FROM CANADA'


She seems even more confused when I ask her about the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, to be hosted in South Korea a year from now... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 288

FRENCH LANGUAGE WATCHDOG 'DISAPPROVES' OF PARIS' ENGLISH-LANGUAGE OLYMPIC SLOGAN


Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest are vying to host the 2024 Olympics with a decision to be made by the IOC in Lima on September 13... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 183

US PARALYMPIC TEAM - SHOULD DO BETTER?


The US Paralympics team has never matched the medal haul of their Olympic compatriots... READ MORE

10th September, 2016 172

INEXPENSIVE TICKETS MAKE FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY CROWDS AT RIO'S PARALYMPICS


Nearly sold-out venues add excitement, change attitudes around Rio Paralympics... READ MORE

13th September, 2016 157

CANADIAN ATHLETES, ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS TARGETED BY RUSSIAN HACKERS


Fancy Bears announced, last September, they had hacked the international anti-doping computer system that contains the medical records of thousands of athletes... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 155

WHAT OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS HAVE DONE FOR RIO


If the Olympic and Paralympic Games are all about inspiration and encouragement, then in Davi Texeira they could have a future champion... READ MORE

19th September, 2016 135

MORE THAN 1000 RUSSIAN ATHLETES BENEFITED FROM STATE-SPONSORED DOPING


London Olympics 'corrupted' More than 30 sports were involved, the report says, in concealing positive doping samples... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 131

RUSSIAN OLYMPIC ATHLETES CONFRONT WORLD OF HYPOCRISY, GEOPOLITICAL INTRIGUE & FIG LEAVES


But that fig leaf was largely absent in Rio... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 130

TOKYO OLYMPICS PRICE TAG COULD BALLOON TO $30B


The panel of outside experts was appointed earlier this month by newly elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike... READ MORE

29th September, 2016 128

WORLD BASEBALL CHIEF PLAYS DOWN FUKUSHIMA OLYMPIC FEARS


Three venues in the prefecture are under consideration -- Iwaki Green Stadium in Iwaki, Azuma Baseball Stadium of the city of Fukushima and Koriyama Kaiseizan Baseball Stadium in Koriyama... READ MORE

18th November, 2016 115

FOLLOWS GOLD MEDALLIST CALLUM SKINNER POLITELY ASKING LEAVEEU NOT TO USE HIS PICTURE


Leave.EU have publicised a number of video and campaigns to bolster its cause, many of which include images of Team GB athletes... READ MORE

18th August, 2016 114


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