Olympics

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...

November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016

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.

November 4, 2016
November 4, 2016

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.

October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016

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.

September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016

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.

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

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.

August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016

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...

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

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.

July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016

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.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

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.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

‘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.