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BELLS OF ST PAUL'S TO FALL SILENT FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SECOND WORLD WAR AS THEY ARE REMOVED FOR CLEANING AND REPAIRS


The bells of St Paul's are to fall silent for the first time since the Second World War so they can be cleaned and restored... READ MORE

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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

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GUM-CHEWING, LIMO-ESCHEWING OBAMA RILES SOME CHINESE


President Obama's message largely one of unity between US 00 11 and China when he delivered a speech in the economic summit 00 14 in Beijing on Monday or... READ MORE

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SAD FAREWELL AS BOLT ENDS GLITTERING CAREER WITH INJURY


Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championships... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 2716

DONALD TRUMP WINS STANDING OVATION AT RALLY FOR PROPOSING IMMIGRATION LAW THAT ALREADY EXISTS


Guan Yin is one of the most popular and well known Chinese Goddess in Asia and in the world... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1789

MOVE OLYMPICS OVER ZIKA CALL REJECTED


The World Health Organization WHO has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak... READ MORE

28th May, 2016 1646

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN GYMNASTS POSE FOR OLYMPIC SELFIE


North and South Korea gymnasts at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shown the world a brief moment of unity, in the form of a selfie... READ MORE

9th August, 2016 1033

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

MAN DIES IN RIDELONDON CYCLE RACE LEITH HILL ASCENT


Organisers said a 55-year-old collapsed on the lower part of the ascent of Leith Hill near Dorking in Surrey on Sunday during the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100... READ MORE

3rd August, 2015 736

FRENCH ATHLETES KILLED IN ARGENTINA HELICOPTER CRASH ARE MOURNED


Camille Muffat captured three swimming medals at the 2012 London Olympics, including one in the grueling 400-meter freestyle... READ MORE

10th March, 2015 688

US SWIMMER RYAN LOCHTE AND THREE OTHERS ROBBED


Gold medal-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte and three others were robbed in Rio on Saturday night, the US Olympic Committee confirms... READ MORE

14th August, 2016 686

FRENCH OLYMPIANS FILMING REALITY TV SURVIVAL SHOW KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN ARGENTINA


Dropped, which was to air on French television channel TF1, involved eight sports stars being dropped into inhospitable environments for an adventure- and survival-themed reality show... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 648

RIO'S ALTERNATIVE OPENING CEREMONY SHOWCASES THE LEFT'S ANGER OVER THE OLYMPICS


The contrast spoke volumes about how the artists, intellectuals, unionists and activists on Brazil's left see these Olympics... READ MORE

5th August, 2016 615

'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

BEIJINGS PATH TO HOSTING 2022 OLYMPICS


31 2015 2 23 Environmentalists and residents voiced support and concern after the International Olympic Committee announced Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics... READ MORE

31st July, 2015 505

FINANCIAL CALAMITY DECLARED IN RIO WEEKS BEFORE OLYMPICS, BUT GAMES WILL GO ON


On Friday morning, Rio state Finance Minister Julio Bueno said that if the state were a company, it would enter into judicial recovery... READ MORE

18th June, 2016 502

RIO'S 'SYMBOL OF HOPE': THE INCREDIBLE STORIES OF THE WORLD'S FIRST REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM


Biel, 21, fled fighting in South Sudan in 2005, and grew up on his own in a refugee camp... READ MORE

4th June, 2016 320

JAMAICA: USAIN BOLT WINS FINAL 100M RACE IN KINGSTON


The Olympic gold medalist and world record holder will retire in August after the world championships in London... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 280

RIO OLYMPICS: BRAZIL WEIGHS JIHADI THREATS


Brazil's intelligence agency said it was reviewing all threats against the Rio 2016 Games after a jihadi messaging channel called for its followers to target the Olympics... READ MORE

21st July, 2016 257

DISCOVERY GAINS EUROPEAN RIGHTS TO 4 OLYMPICS


Discovery paid 1.3 billion euros or about 1.45 billion for the rights to four Olympic Games... READ MORE

30th June, 2015 226

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

WHO SEEKS TO ALLAY ZIKA OLYMPICS FEARS


The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed... READ MORE

28th May, 2016 180

WILL THE OLYMPICS HAPPEN? 3 MAJOR CONCERNS


That affects mosquito populations, including that of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus... READ MORE

18th May, 2016 163

AUSTRIAN ATHLETES MOWN DOWN BY BUS AT EUROPEAN GAMES


Footage has emerged of the horrific moment a bus driver ploughed into a group of teenage Austrian swimmers attending the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan... READ MORE

12th June, 2015 134

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

WILL RIO GAMES REALLY BE A CATASTROPHE?


1 in the world of golf, says he will not compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio due to concerns over the Zika virus... READ MORE

7th July, 2016 127

PARIS AND L.A. OFFERED OLYMPICS AFTER IOC MOVES TO AVERT CRISIS


Los Angeles re-entered the race after the U.S.'s previous games candidate Boston pulled out following public opposition... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 123

RORY MCILROY WITHDRAWS FROM OLYMPICS DUE TO ZIKA FEARS


Golf superstar Rory McIlroy will not be heading to Rio... READ MORE

28th June, 2016 120

KATIE LEDECKY SMASHES 800M WORLD RECORD AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


They wanted their photos taken with swimming's newest superstar, and Ledecky obliged, flashing her toothy smile for all... READ MORE

8th August, 2015 119

'THE CHINESE EAT BIG MACS AT 9AM. IT'S CRAZY'


Samoan swimmers Brandon Schuster and Evelina Afoa said the Village should have two McDonald's to cope with the demand from the athletes Were so pathetic... READ MORE

15th August, 2016 117

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

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