Sports Archive
  • »First-Ever Refugee Team Ascends to Rio's Christ Statue

    Sat 30 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Members of the first-ever Olympic refugee team visited Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ statue Saturday, with smiles as wide as their arms were outstretched, imitating the landmark's open embrace as they posed for...
  • »Bolt Arrives in Rio for Shot at Immortality

    Thu 28 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    KINGSTON — Jamaica's Usain Bolt has landed in Rio de Janeiro more than a week before the Olympics opening ceremony to fine tune his preparations for his attempt at an unprecedented triple-triple of gold medals in the men's sprints.
    The wold...
  • »Putin: Olympic Ban on Russian Athletes is Result of Political Plot

    Thu 28 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said a shadowy political plot had succeeded in unfairly stripping some Russian sportspeople of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations and promised to defend Russia's tarnished...
  • »Rio 2016: Over Half of Athletes Village Buildings to Pass Safety Tests

    Wed 27 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Less than two weeks ahead of the Olympics, the Rio 2016 organising committee has acknowledged that 19 of the 31 buildings in the Athletes Village have yet to pass safety tests.
    With hundreds of athletes turning up by the day,...
  • »IOC Says Rio Ready for Olympic Games

    Tue 26 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dom. Rep. — Rio de Janeiro is ready to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) top coordinator said Monday.
    Following her final pre-event visit to the Brazilian host city...
  • »Relief, Outrage after IOC 'Passed Buck' On Russia

    Mon 25 July / Jul 2016. 06:33 PM
    VIENNA — Russia breathed a sigh of relief after the IOC declined to impose a blanket ban on its competitors at the Rio Games over state-run doping, but the decision met fierce criticism elsewhere with Olympic chiefs branded "spineless".
  • »Doping Paradox Rules Whistleblower Stepanova Out of Rio

    Mon 25 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    Yulia Stepanova, the key whistleblower in the Russian doping scandal that almost led to her country being completely excluded from the Rio de Janeiro Games, will miss the Olympics after the runner was controversially ruled out due to her doping...
  • »Rio Olympics 2016: Russia Not Given Blanket Games Ban by IOC

    Sun 24 July / Jul 2016. 03:03 PM
    Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country's doping scandal.
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be...
  • »U.S. Olympics Team Includes Record 292 Women

    Sun 24 July / Jul 2016. 03:03 PM
    A record contingent of 292 women will be part of a powerful 555-strong United States team at next month's Rio Olympics.
    The team, announced on Saturday by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will contest 244 of 306 medal events.
    The Americans...
  • »Manchester City boss has no problem shaking hands with Mourinho

    Sun 24 July / Jul 2016. 03:03 PM
    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will have no problem shaking Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's hand at Monday's pre-season derby in Beijing.
    The game will be the second meeting since their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid...
  • »Farah Displays Olympic Credentials with London Victory

    Sat 23 July / Jul 2016. 11:04 PM
    Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah produced a devastating 5,000m display on Saturday at the Diamond League event in London to prove he is in top form heading into the Rio Olympics.
    The 33-year-old showed exactly why he is the favourite to...
  • »Rio Olympics 2016: Russia athlete ban upheld by CAS

    Thu 21 July / Jul 2016. 12:00 AM
    VIENNA — A decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from Rio 2016 over the country's alleged state-sponsored doping regime has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
    There will be no track and field athletes...
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