Olympics

Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi

Malaysia’s shooting mum misses out on Rio Games

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi, who competed at the London…

Renzi backs Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics as investment

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi endorsed Rome’s bid to host the…

Christian Sprenger

Former world champion Sprenger retires ahead of Rio

REUTERS – Australia’s former world champion swimmer and double Olympic silver medallist Christian Sprenger announced…

McIlroy says majors more important than Olympic gold

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – World number one Jordan Spieth and rival Rory McIlroy begged to…

Allyson Felix

Felix can go for Rio double after schedule change

REUTERS – American sprinter Allyson Felix will get a rare chance to win gold in…

Japan Olympic stadium resurfaces as possible Rugby World Cup venue

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese architect who won a competition to design the centrepiece stadium…

Ineligible Wynne now cleared to play for New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The player at the centre of an eligibility issue that ended New…

Russia

Interview – Too late for Russia to be ready for Rio – Tygart

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) – Russia’s track and field athletes should not be allowed to…

Olympic champion Drysdale has coaching issued settled

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Olympic single sculls champion Mahe Drysdale’s plans to defend his title in…

Olympics: Dead fish wash up on shores of Rio bay

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of…

Japan to bid for 2026 Asian Games

TOKYO (Reuters) – Undeterred by Tokyo’s chaotic preparations to stage the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan’s…

Reform more needed than ever, says IOC’s Bach

Bach said on Wednesday. In a New Year’s message published on the International Olympic Committee…

Russia unlikely to compete in Rio, European Athletics chief says

LONDON (Reuters) – European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen does not expect Russia to return…

Tokyo Olympics to boost Japan GDP by 0.2-0.3 pct pt per yr – BOJ

TOKYO (Reuters) – The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will likely boost Japan’s economy by 0.2-0.3…

Bribe paid to get funds for Rio Olympic project -report

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – In the first allegation of corruption linked to next year’s…

Australia sign head coach Verhaeren until Tokyo Olympics

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian swimming received some certainty for the next Olympic cycle with the…

Exclusive: Aggreko pulls Olympics tender, leaves Rio 2016 power in doubt

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Temporary power supplier Aggreko has pulled out of a tender…

Top players eye Rio Games with contrasting views

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It will be no more than an exhibition sport; it’s a…

Hamburg withdrawal no major concern at IOC

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The surprise rejection of Hamburg’s 2024 Olympics bid…

Kuwait’s Olympic ban remains in force as ties with IOC deteriorate

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Olympic ban will remain in force with…

Olympics: Rio faces tough times but IOC upbeat about preparations

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee officials said on Wednesday they…

Russia Athletics

No timetable on Russia return, says IAAF head Coe

By Mitch Phillips MONACO (Reuters) – The question of whether Russia will take part in…

Olympics Golf

Proper agronomy a final test for Rio Games course

By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) – With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games…

Athletics IAAF

Russia accepts athletics ban

By Mitch Phillips MONACO (Reuters) – The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from…

Devetzi

Retired Olympic medallist Devetzi fails doping test

ATHENS (Reuters) – – Retired triple jumper Piyi Devetzi, 39, could be stripped of her…

US Women's Soccer Team

U.S. open Olympics qualifying bid vs. Costa Rica

(Reuters) – Reigning Olympic women’s football champions, the United States, will open their bid for…

Adam Scott

Australia’s Adam Scott would rather have a rest than play in Olympics

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former world number one Adam Scott has dented Australia’s…

Russia

Door still open for Russia to compete in Rio athletics

By Steve Keating COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Reuters) – Russia still has a shot to compete…

Japan finalises late start to Olympic stadium after delays

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – As Japan struggles to get its Olympics plans on…

IOC

Paris attacks have no bearing on 2024 Olympics bid – IOC chief

PARIS (Reuters) – The deadly attacks on Paris will not hurt the French capital’s chances…