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Sports » Olympics Games

2018 Games torch relay to begin in November

17 Apr 2017 | 3:14 PM

SEOUL, Apr 17 (Reuters) The torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometres around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the February 9-25 Games, organisers said today.

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IOA finally approves affiliation to BFI

IOA finally approves affiliation to BFI

08 Apr 2017 | 7:22 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The long standing stalemate between the two bodies has finally been sorted out by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) granting affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

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IOC strips three more medals from 2008, 2012 Games re-tests

05 Apr 2017 | 9:40 PM

AARHUS, Denmark, Apr 5 (REUTERS) Uzbeki wrestler Artur Taymazov was stripped of his freestyle gold medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympics 96-120kg category following a positive doping sample in re-testing, the International Olympic Committee said today.

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Gonzaga to face North Carolina in college final

02 Apr 2017 | 1:13 PM

Undated, Apr 2 (Reuters) Top-seeded teams Gonzaga and North Carolina prevailed in a pair of thrilling finishes to advance to the final of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.

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Australia's Pearson back in world championship frame

02 Apr 2017 | 1:11 PM

MELBOURNE, Apr 2 (Reuters) Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson shrugged off two years of injury trauma to post a world championship qualifying time in winning her eighth 100 metres hurdles title at Australia's national athletics championships in Sydney on Sunday.

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South Korean sliders want gold on merit at Pyeongchang

31 Mar 2017 | 5:23 PM

Undated, Mar 31 (REUTERS) South Korean bobsleigh duo Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo have played down the importance of home ice at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying they are "good enough" to win gold for their country on their own merits.

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Host South Korea aims for record haul at 2018 Winter Games

30 Mar 2017 | 2:07 PM

Undated, Mar 30 (Reuters) South Korea has set a target of 20 medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, including at least eight gold, to finish in the top four of the medals table for the first time, according to a senior sports official.

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Messi banned for four international matches

28 Mar 2017 | 9:39 PM

ZURICH, Mar 28 (Reuters) Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia for swearing at a match official, FIFA said today.

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Messi banned for four international matches

Messi banned for four international matches

28 Mar 2017 | 8:55 PM

ZURICH, Mar 28 (Reuters) Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier away to Bolivia, FIFA said today.

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Khali wants govt support for setting up academy in Haryana

Khali wants govt support for setting up academy in Haryana

26 Mar 2017 | 9:42 PM

Kaithal, Mar 26 (UNI) Dalip Singh Rana aka great Khali today said if Haryana government extended necessary support he would like to set up WWE Academy in the state.

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ISSF WC: Ankur clinches gold in men's double trap

ISSF WC: Ankur clinches gold in men's double trap

23 Mar 2017 | 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Nine-member shooting contingent of the Indian team are hopeful to give their best shot after marksman Ankur Mittal bagged gold in the men's double trap event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

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IOC still hopeful NHL players will compete in Pyeongchang

IOC still hopeful NHL players will compete in Pyeongchang

23 Mar 2017 | 2:56 PM

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Mar 23 (REUTERS) The International Olympic Committee was hopeful negotiations with the National Hockey League would eventually be successful, allowing the world's best players to compete at next year's Pyeongchang winter Games, the governing body said today.

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AOC chief Coates faces rare challenge to role

AOC chief Coates faces rare challenge to role

20 Mar 2017 | 12:26 PM

SYDNEY, Mar 20 (Reuters) John Coates is facing a challenge to his role as Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief for the first time since winning the presidency in 1990, with hockey gold medallist Danni Roche calling for an overhaul of the organisation's leadership.

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Fukushima confirmed as additional 2020 baseball venue

Fukushima confirmed as additional 2020 baseball venue

17 Mar 2017 | 2:32 PM

By Peter Rutherford

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Mar 17 (Reuters) Fukushima prefecture's Azuma Baseball Stadium will host at least one baseball and softball match during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo organising president Yoshiro Mori said today.

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Double Olympic champion Rowsell Shand retires

Double Olympic champion Rowsell Shand retires

14 Mar 2017 | 5:17 PM

Undated, Mar 14 (Reuters) Briton Joanna Rowsell Shand announced her retirement from international cycling today, calling time on a stellar 10-year career that garnered two Olympic golds and five World Championship triumphs.

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LA2024 head says Trump will alter policy if bid wins

10 Mar 2017 | 12:31 PM

By Ben Gruber

SANTA MONICA, Calif.

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Manassero seize first round clubhouse lead at Hero Indian Open 2017

Manassero seize first round clubhouse lead at Hero Indian Open 2017

09 Mar 2017 | 9:18 PM

New Delhi, Mar 9 (UNI) Italy’s Matteo Manassero overcame a disastrous start by shooting a four-under-par 68 to seize the first round clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Hero Indian Open 2017 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram.

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IOC's Fredericks steps down as 2024 Games evaluation chief

IOC's Fredericks steps down as 2024 Games evaluation chief

07 Mar 2017 | 5:32 PM

BERLIN, Mar 7 (REUTERS) International Olympic Committee member Frank Fredericks today stepped down as head of the evaluation commission for the 2024 Olympics following an IOC ethics probe into claims he received money from a disgraced marketing consultant.

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Harrison and Baker speed to yearly bests in US champs

06 Mar 2017 | 9:06 AM

Undated, Mar 6 (REUTERS) Top hurdler Keni Harrison and up-and-coming sprinter Ronnie Baker ran the fastest times in the world this year at the US indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

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Athletics-Lyles and Berry set world indoor bests at US champs

05 Mar 2017 | 11:17 AM

Undated, Mar 5 (REUTERS) Teenager Noah Lyles ran the fastest indoor 300 metres of all-time as he and weight thrower Gwen Berry set world bests at the US championships.

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Underdog Bellew stuns Haye in heavyweight clash

Underdog Bellew stuns Haye in heavyweight clash

05 Mar 2017 | 10:36 AM

Undated, March 5 (Reuters) Underdog Tony Bellew stopped former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye in the 11th round of their thrilling clash at London's O2 Arena.

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ONGC, BPCL, Kerala Police, KSEB enters final

05 Mar 2017 | 10:20 AM

Kannur, Mar 5 (UNI) ONGC, DehraDun will meet BPCL, Kochi in men section, and Kerala Police will take on KSEB,Thiruvanthapuram in women section in the finals of the T Govindhan memorial All india Invitation Volley tourney at Payyanur Municipal lit stadium, tonight.

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