15 December 2019

  • Recovery Olympics
    FUTABA, Japan—The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of Fukushima, allowing Tokyo organizers and the Japanese government to […]
  • Russian athletics head claims athletes could compete as neutrals
    ACTING Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Yulia Tarasenko has claimed it is still possible for athletes from the country to be cleared to compete as neutrals at Tokyo 2020, despite the suspension of the governing body’s reinstatement process. Tarasenko, who replaced Dmitry Shlyakhtin after he was among the RusAF officials charged with obstructing a doping […]
  • Criticism mounts on Wada decision in Russia doping case
    CRITICISM of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) sanctions against Russia mushroomed Friday with a rebuke from the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) coming on the heels of the outraged resignation of a member of the Wada athlete committee. The USOPC and British Paralympian Victoria Aggar each expressed their disagreement with Wada’s decision not to […]
  • Tiger, US team rally to victory
    MELBOURNE, Australia—High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his US team to another victory in the Presidents Cup on Sunday at Royal Melbourne. The first […]
  • Emergency brain surgery
    NEW YORK—Former National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage while having lunch not far from league headquarters. The league had no update on his condition Friday. The 77-year-old Stern underwent the operation at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital after he was stricken at a midtown Manhattan restaurant. […]

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