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  • Chun Hae-sung and Jon Jong Su

    Koreas to march together

    The two Koreas will field a combined women's ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul says, after a new round of talks amid a thaw in cross-border ties.

  • Paris, LA confirmed as Olympic hosts

    The International Olympic Committee names Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

  • Farah runs year's fastest 5,000m in Oregon

    British double Olympic champion Mo Farah makes his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year's fastest 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting.

  • BSSF's Vision 2020 gets off the ground

    The Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation (BSSF) had last November disclosed its ambitious 'Vision 2020' plan to win a medal from the Tokyo Olympics and to bring that vision closer to reality, the game's governing body is all set to start a long-term training programme at the National Shooting Complex in Gulshan today.

  • Murray wins third BBC Sports Personality award

    Andy Murray was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time on Sunday despite his wife telling him she was voting for one of his rivals.

  • Strike possible as US women fight for equality

    Members of the reigning Women's World Cup champion United States national team vow to push their case for equal pay to the US men's team as far as it takes.

  • Bolt to make Australia bow

    Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will compete in Australia for the first time when he headlines an innovative team athletics event next year, he said on Friday.

  • Karate Olympic debut shines light on martial art

    Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever Olympic inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Games promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.

  • Gay, Bailey eye bobsled role

    Veteran sprinter Tyson Gay is making a bid to force his way onto the US bobsled team after entering this week's National Push Championships in Canada.

  • Rio Olympics: Salman’s major blunder

    Indian Olympic Association's goodwill ambassador Salman Khan forgets the name of Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian to qualify for the vault event at the Rio Olympics.

  • Rio gets Games party started

    The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic party atmosphere at the fabled Maracana stadium on Friday.

  • Sprinters get late wildcard entries for Rio

    Bangladesh’s fastest sprinters Shirin Akter and Mezbah Ahmed receive wildcards for the Rio Olympic Games late on Monday four days after the closing date for handing out wildcards.

  • Pistorius jailed for 6 years for murdering Reeva

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

  • Kyrgios, Tomic left out of Olympics team

    Australian Olympic officials name their tennis line-up for Rio on Monday with the nation's top male stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic notably absent.

  • ‘Brazil's soccer woes stem from my absence’

    Brazil's failure to claim an Olympic soccer gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great jokes on Thursday.

  • Maria appeals ban in CAS

    Maria Sharapova has appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports, seeking a ruling ahead of the Olympics.

  • Bolt set to lose gold

    Jamaican Olympic relay gold medallist Nesta Carter's "B" sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Baki takes aim at Olympics medal drought

    An Olympics triumph can make you a hero in any country but legendary status awaits Abdullah Hel Baki if he can finally rid Bangladesh of an unwanted distinction, the biggest nation never to win a medal.

  • 'Couldn't sleep for three nights'

    He went close to creating history by winning the Mauritius Open on the European Tour before relinquishing his pole position because of one bad shot. Even so, he stands on the cusp of being the first Bangladeshi to directly qualify for the Olympics.

  • Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

    Brazilian investigators expand their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.

  • Bid team VC denies knowledge of 'bribe'

    A top official of Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics says he knew nothing about a 2 million dollar payment to a Singaporean consulting firm under investigation over alleged bribery suspicions.

  • Australia briefed on Zika virus

    Australia captain Steven Smith and his team have been warned about risks associated with the Zika virus ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month.

  • Siddikur needs a good show in Mauritius

    Bangladesh's ace golfer Siddikur Rahman will be hoping for a good outing in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open beginning in Mauritius today as a place in the Olympics looks slipping away.

  • Rousseff in last-ditch court appeal to stop impeachment

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to halt a vote in the Senate on opening an impeachment trial and suspending her from office.

  • 'Wiser' Gatlin plots Bolt revenge

    American Justin Gatlin roared to a 100 metres victory in Japan on Sunday, as track and field's pantomime villain kicks off his preparations for this summer's Rio Olympics.

  • Sachin becomes Rio Olympics goodwill ambassador

    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar becomes India's third goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He accepted the offer after the national Olympic body invited the batting legend to come on board on April 29, confirms India Olympics Association (IOA).

  • African 'Blade Runner' Pistorius faces June sentencing for murder

    Disgraced Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius's sentencing will take place in June for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, after his original conviction was upgraded from the lesser charge of manslaughter.

  • robodog, Spot, Boston Dynamics, Google

    Dog encounters Google robodog, gets trash-talked

    One little dog who encounters a robodog that's a lot bigger. The robot canine is Spot. It was created by Boston Dynamics, a company owned by Google, reports CNET.

  • Zika

    Brazil's Rousseff vows to win Zika 'war'

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows to "win the war" against the Zika virus, but some experts criticized her government's response and warned the Olympics could fuel the disease's spread.

  • Pistorious bailed over murder conviction

    South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail while he awaits sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.