Recent News Headlines : Olympic Games

KOREA CRISIS NO PROBLEM FOR PYEONGCHANG-NORTH KOREAN IOC MEMBER


He said that figure skating, short track speed skating and possibly Nordic skiing could potentially feature North Korean athletes... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 0

NEYMAR'S OLYMPIC RECORD TAKES BRAZIL INTO FINAL


Brazil's Neymar has not yet won his country a gold medal, but on Wednesday he at least pocketed an Olympic record... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 102

PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC BID CHIEFS PLEDGE FULL TRANSPARENCY


Chiefs of the 2024 Paris olympic committee have pledged full transparency in planning the games... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 5

17 NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCIES CALL FOR RUSSIAN OLYMPICS BAN


A country's sport leaders and organizations should not be given credentials to the Olympics when they intentionally violate the rules and rob clean athletes... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 0

ANTI-DOPING LEADERS WANT RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE EXCLUDED FROM WINTER GAMES


ZURICH Reuters - A group of the world's leading national anti-doping organisations NADOs have called for the Russian Olympic Committee ROC to be excluded from... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 0

IOC AWARDS SUMMER OLYMPICS TO PARIS IN 2024, AND LA FOR 2028


The tears welling in the Paris mayor's eyes told the story one way. The words the Los Angeles mayor spoke told it another... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 30

PARIS OFFICIALLY NAMED HOST CITY FOR THE 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES


The IOC selects Paris as host city of the 2024 Olympic Games!... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 1013

NUCLEAR TENSIONS CAST CHILL OVER SOUTH KOREA'S WINTER OLYMPIC BUILDUP


South Korean officials believe participation by North Korean athletes would dramatically reduce the potential for disruption during the Games... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 43

COMMONWEALTH GAMES SWIMMER RAPED WOMAN WHO WAS 'PASSED AROUND' BY A MEMBER OF TEAM GB OLYMPIC TEAM, COURT HEARS


Commonwealth Games swimmer raped woman who was 'passed around' by a member of Team GB Olympic team, court hears... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 0

BRAZIL OLYMPIC CHIEF BROKERED $US2 MILLION BRIBE TO BUY RIO GAMES


Brazilian investigators said politicians and the head of the national Olympic committee arranged a bribe to bring the 2016 games to Rio de Janeiro... READ MORE

6th September, 2017 100

FRENCH PROSECUTOR PINS CORRUPTION IN IAAF ON SON OF EX-PRESIDENT


France's deputy financial prosecutor is due to address a joint press conference with Brazilian counterparts at 1400 GMT... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 7

ONLINE SALES FOR S.KOREA WINTER GAMES OPEN AMID NORTH JITTERS


But in the first phase of South Korean sales earlier this year, organisers allocated 162,000 tickets in an application lottery... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 0

BRAZIL POLICE RAID HOME OF OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CHIEF


Brazil's federal police and French officials, including well-known French anti-corruption judge, Renaud Van Ruymbeke, could be seen outside Nuzman's house in Rio's affluent seaside Leblon neighbourhood... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 87

JET-LAGGED BADMINTON LEGEND LIN DAN FEARED DOZING OFF ON COURT


But this is a problem facing all of my teammates of the national team who just took part in the World Championships... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 0

CHINA'S ALIBABA, IOC TO BUILD 'OLYMPIC CLOUD' FOR YOUNG FANS


Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman, China's Jack Ma L poses with International Olym... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 0

CHINA TO MAKE SURE 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES GREAT SUCCESS


Chinese President Xi Jinping R meets with International Olympic Committee IOC President Thomas Bach in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Aug. 27, 2017... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 0

AXELSEN AVENGES CHEN LOSS TO REACH WORLD BADMINTON FINAL


Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed of making a World Championships final... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 0

MO FARAH WINS FINAL TRACK RACE IN ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER


Somali-born British track star clinches final 5,000 metre race in Zurich as he sets his sights on marathons... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 1917

NORWAY SKIER JOHAUG TO MISS WINTER OLYMPICS AS DOPING BAN EXTENDED


In a statement on Tuesday, it added that such omissions resulted in an anti-doping rule violation inconsistent with her otherwise clean anti-doping record... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 0

'TICKET-TOUTING' REPORT TO BE FORWARDED TO OLYMPIC ETHICS...


It is not known whether similar laws on ticket touting or reselling will apply for Olympic games in Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024 and then in 2026... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 0

MINISTER REPRIMANDS EX-OLYMPIC BOSS FOR FAILING TO ATTEND RIO TICKETING INQUIRY


Neither did Pro10, nor the International Olympic Committee or the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

MINISTER QUERIES WHY EX-OLYMPIC BOSS REFUSES TO GO BEFORE BODY OVER TICKET SALES


The committee met on Thursday to discuss the Justice Moran Report into ticketing at the Rio Olympic Games... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

'LAX' DOPING CONTROLS


Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 725

GREAT BRITAIN HIT MEDAL TARGET AFTER WOMEN WIN 4X400M SILVER BEFORE MEN ADD BRONZE TO LONDON 2017A TALLYA


Trinidad and Tobago come through to take gold on the home straight, United States take silver, and Great Britain get bronze... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 60

COMEBACK QUEEN SALLY PEARSON WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD


Updated August 13, 2017 09 08 32 Sally Pearson has capped an extraordinary comeback from injury by winning gold in the 100m hurdles at the world athletics championships in London... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 13941

'WE WANT TO WIN THE WORLD CUP'


Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says Australia wants to win the World Cup... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 20

OLYMPIC CHIEFS DEFEND TOUGH STANCE ON RUSSIAN DOPING


Coe has confirmed that 19 Russian athletes were in London to compete at the worlds... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 0

OSCAR PISTORIUS HOSPITALISED FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION


Jailed former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital, authorities have confirmed... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 177

LOS ANGELES DECLARES CANDIDATURE TO HOST OLYMPIC GAMES 2028


The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee announced Monday it's candidature to host Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 0

GOLDEN KING BREAKS WOMEN'S 50M BREASTSTROKE WORLD RECORD


This was the second world record the 20-year-old King has broken in Budapest after also lowering Meilutyte's time for the 100m breaststroke in winning Tuesday's final... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 0

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

AUSTRALIAS DARK VISION OF THE WORLD


A new Lowy Institute poll finds that Australians are losing faith in the United States, and democracy... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2469

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

PARIS 2024 BID 'ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED' WITH IOC EVALUATION COMMISSION REPORT


The IOC members will vote for the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games during the 131st IOC Session on September 13 in Lima, Peru... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 881

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

'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

SOUTH KOREA LEADER HOPES FOR UNIFIED OLYMPIC TEAM WITH THE NORTH


Mr. Moon made the overture during a speech at the opening ceremony of a World Taekwondo championship in the city of Muju in South Korea... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 507

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

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

AUSSIE CROMBIE WINS GOLD AT WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS


Cameron Crombie wins gold for Australia at World Para Athletics Championships in London... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 377

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

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

THE QUIET VOICES SAYING 'NO' TO PARIS'S OLYMPIC BID


When the mayor was elected, she was opposed to holding the Olympic Games in Paris, he said... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 214

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

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


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