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Factbox: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ winners

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following is a list of winners of the Sportsperson of the Year award by Sports Illustrated magazine. Women's tennis star Serena Williams was named the 2015 winner on Monday.1956 - Bobby Morrow, Track1957 - Stan...
Matt Grevers

Grevers sets short course record in 100m backstroke

REUTERS - Olympic champion Matt Grevers swam a world short course record in the 100 metres backstroke in Indianapolis on Saturday.At the Duel in the Pool meeting between the United States and Europe, Grevers covered the distance in 48.92...

Australia’s Campbell sets 100m freestyle short-course record

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cate Campbell set a world record for the 100 metres freestyle at the Australian short-course swimming championships on Saturday in a race where she eventually finished last.A specialist sprinter, Campbell broke the 100m record during the...
Michael Phelps

Phelps wins 200m medley in Minneapolis

REUTERS - Michael Phelps posted a comfortable victory in the 200 metres individual medley on the last day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Minneapolis on Saturday.In an event he has dominated at the Olympics, winning three...

Pistorius on parole having been jailed for killing girlfriend

By TJ StrydomPRETORIA (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's "Blade Runner", was released on parole late on Monday, just short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.But the disgraced...

Singapore swimming world cup cancelled due to haze

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore Swimming Association considered legal action on Saturday after thick smog caused by forest fires in Indonesia led to the cancellation of the first night of finals at swimming's World Cup series.Concerned about the potential...

Qatar, China and Japan in the running to host World Championships

By Julian LindenSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Only three cities, all in Asia, remain in the running to host the 2021 and 2023 world swimming championships after two more potential bidders dropped out, swimming world's governing body FINA told Reuters.At least...
Swimming World Cup

Haze in Singapore might disrupt Swimming World Cup

By Julian LindenSINGAPORE (Reuters) - The thick haze that has blanketed parts of Southeast Asia is threatening to disrupt this weekend's World Cup swimming meet in Singapore, with officials considering cancelling the two-day event if the air quality worsens...