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Not all champions are role models, says Thorpe

Although Olympic champions can make great role models, sports officials can’t expect all athletes to be angels in their pursuit of results, according to Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe....

June 26, 2016, Sunday


Messi not in Rio team

ARGENTINA coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday named part of his soccer squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel Messi was not included after being chosen for the Copa America instead. The full list ...

June 25, 2016, Saturday


106-year-old grandmother becomes oldest Olympic torch bearer

THREE years after becoming the world's oldest skydiver, Aida Gemanque became the oldest Olympic torch bearer on Saturday when she carried the flame in the Amazonian city of Macapa, aged 106. Gemanque ...

June 19, 2016, Sunday


4 Kazakh champs fail dope tests

Four Olympic weightlifting gold medalists from Kazakhstan have been provisionally suspended after their doping samples were positive in retests from the 2012 London Games....

June 17, 2016, Friday


South Korea rejects Park’s Rio ban appeal

South Korea’s Olympic committee reaffirmed its decision to ban former swimming champion Park Tae-hwan from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Games even though he finished an 18-month doping suspension in...

June 17, 2016, Friday


Zika forces Rutherford to freeze sperm

THE Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has led Britain’s Greg Rutherford to have his sperm frozen before heading out to defend his long jump title at the Rio Olympic Games. Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that ...

June 9, 2016, Thursday


Li Na: A ‘Special’ Envoy

RETIRED Chinese tennis star and two time grand slam winner Li Na has been named as the Global Ambassador of Special Olympics. “I hope I can introduce the sports spirit to more people with my effort. I ...

June 7, 2016, Tuesday


Tokyo in 7th heaven with new sports

ORGANIZERS of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were taken by surprise by the International Olympic Committee’s decision to approve a Japanese proposal and recommend the inclusion of five sports in four years’ ...

June 5, 2016, Sunday


IOC announces refugee team for Rio Olympics

TEN refugees will participate at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by representing a new flag for athletes that have fled conflict-riven countries and regions, the International Olympic Committee ...

June 4, 2016, Saturday


Refugee team for Rio named

THE International Olympic Committee yesterday unveiled its first ever team of refugees which will have 10 members and 12 officials and will compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games under the Olympic flag. On ...

June 4, 2016, Saturday


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