Charlottesville: United Nations warns US over 'alarming' racism
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UN committee on the elimination of racial discrimination expresses alarm at growth of far-right groups and hate crimes
George and Amal Clooney donate $1m to combat US rightwing extremism
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The Clooney Foundation for Justice partners with the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight “bigotry and hate” in the wake of the events in Charlottesville
Shalane Flanagan Upgraded To Silver Medal From 2008 Olympics
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Shalane Flanagan has been upgraded to a silver medal for her performance in the 10,000 meters from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
'A triumph of reason': Chile approves landmark bill to ease abortion ban
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Campaigners hail President Michelle Bachelet’s bill legalising abortion in some circumstances as a victory that opens the way for possible further liberalisation
Danish police confirm torso found in Copenhagen is that of journalist Kim Wall
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Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with killing Wall on his home-made submarine
Russian court puts theatre director under house arrest
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Kirill Serebrennikov is accused of embezzling £900,000, but supporters say he is victim of crackdown on dissent
Saudi Macarena boy's father pledges not to violate public morals
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Teenager was detained by police after video went viral showing him dancing to song at an intersection in Jeddah
Olympic world beauty facing ban due to lip balm
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THE 2018 Winter Olympics will be without a potential star whose ban has been extended in a doping case involving a steroid in lip balm.
‘We would rather die than stay there’: the refugees crossing from Morocco to Spain
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The number of people travelling across the Strait of Gibraltar has risen sharply, and most who make the journey know the risks
The troubled legacy of the 2016 Rio Olympics | Miami Herald
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Sports facilities have deteriorated and are used infrequently since the Olympic Games. New transit lines and redevelopment of the Rio de Janeiro waterfront are viewed as the more positive legacy of the Rio Olympics.
FIBA World Cup & Olympic qualifying FAQ: Understanding the new format - Sportsnet.ca
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So then, how does it all work? And where does Canada fit into all of this? Here?s a little FAQ to help you better navigate FIBA?s brand new qualification system.
World Badminton Championships: Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth enter pre-quarterfinals
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Saina is likely to take on second seed Sung Ji Hyun. The Indian has a 7-2 head-to-head record against the Korean and most recently beat her at the Australian Open in June.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Lee Chong Wei at crossroads as his dreams lay shattered post-early exit
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The 2020 Olympics is too far away and the 2018 World Championships in Nanjing may seem only a year away, but to Lee Chong Wei's aching bones and sagging spirit, it may as well be a year, or maybe an age, too late.
From The Archive: After Bringing The Olympics To Atlanta, Billy Payne Takes The Lead At Augusta National - Golf Digest
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GolfDigest.comAfter Bringing The Olympics To Atlanta, Billy Payne Takes The Lead At Augusta NationalGolfDigest.comBut at the moment of their meeting, in the run-up to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, they were high-flying players on the world stage. Payne not only conceived the idea of the Games in his hometown, he made it happen, just as Clinton transformed ...and more
Viable suicide vest found in rubble of Spain attackers' bomb factory
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Vest went unnoticed when blast was initially dismissed as gas explosion, raising questions about Catalan police response
U.S. Speedskating announces short-track World Cup squad
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U.S. Speedskating announced its upcoming short-track ISU World Cup squad less than six months out from the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. The 10-person team (five men, five women) has been unveiled after three days of World Cup team trials at the Utah ...
US Olympic Committee launches Korean mentor programme
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With less than six months to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games 2018, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has launched a Korean youth mentorship programme which will see Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani mentor young students both virtually and in person in the months leading up to the Games.
Meet YOG star Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa, one of the rising stars of beach volleyball
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Since winning Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gold in Nanjing in 2014, Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa has firmly established herself as one of the rising stars of beach volleyball. Here, she looks back at her YOG experiences.
Fumita wins world wrestling gold | The Japan Times
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Kenichiro Fumita won gold in the men's Greco-Roman 59-kg division Tuesday for Japan's first medal of the world wrestling championships in Paris, becoming t
Olympic Channel celebrates one-year anniversary
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At the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, tens of thousands of fans in the Maracan
Lessons for London from the Beijing
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This is one of the final posts on the Beijing Olympics Blog - the experiment is coming to an end, and to be honest, since getting back from China Bob has found it hard to summon up the time and enthusiasm to keep posting. To sign off it's time to review the Beijing Olympics and?
Relaxed Press Freedoms Pass With The Beijing
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Put in place prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and due to end roughly a month after the Paralympics, the measures to afford greater independence to foreign reporters in China are about three weeks from ending. Now there is speculation about whether these freedoms will continue at all, or whether the rules will return to?
Beijing Bids Goodbye To The
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The Beijing Paralympics wrapped up yesterday with yet another spectacular ceremony at the wonderful Bird's Nest stadium giving delirious athletes a chance to say goodbye after an extremely successful Games. Sounds like a similar story to four weeks ago when the Olympics ended on a high - we were even treated to another show of?
Bye Bye Beijing | Beijing Olympics Blog on WordPress.com
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The Olympics are over, and most of the athletes have returned home to be paraded in front of adoring crowds. Now it is Bob's turn to do the same (minus the crowds), back in Shanghai again now and the UK tomorrow. However this is not the end of the events in Beijing, or the Beijing?
Olympic Security ? Knives, bombs and the Welsh
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Queuing up to pass through one of the many security check points at the Olympics on one occasion there was a recording being played over the PA system: ?Flags of non-participating countries and regions, and sharp objects are not permitted into the Olympic Green?. At first this seemed like a strange combination ? why should?
London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer?s guide
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The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.
Tryon 2018: 438 Days and Looking Good!
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Wanted to say that I like what Tryon has done for their title logo for the Games, simplistic but catchy, so far that is the vibe I get from the information I am seeing.
Rolex has left the building!
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The news came out today and I can?t say I didn?t know it was the likely outcome but the reality that Rolex is no longer the title sponsor of, ?The Kentucky Three Day Event?,?
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event 2017 Results
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Jung Scores A Three-Peat at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover Lexington, KY, April 30, 2017-In the 39-year history of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Lan?
2018 World Equestrian Games: Volunteers Requested
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Volunteer for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.
Snowstorms on Mars Don't Stick, So No Winter Olympics There
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Snowstorms on Mars are possible, scientists think, based on findings of a new study that could change the way researchers view the weather patterns of the dusty red planet.
South Korea Prepares for Winter Olympics
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Leaders in South Korea are preparing for hundreds of thousands of people who don't speak their language to head to PyeongChang.
AIFF wants to groom team for U-20 World Cup, 2024 Olympics - Times of India
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Aiming high and far, the AIFF is set to groom the best talent from the U-17 and U-19 age-groups and form the nucleus of a squad, which it hopes, is good enough to represent India in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 and the 2024 Olympic Games.
Watch the ICF Canoe Sprint world championships
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Watch live action from the ICF canoe print world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, beginning on Saturday at 9:25 a.m. ET.
Special Olympics TX athletes to compete in HHH
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Newschannel 6 has learned that eight Special Olympics Texas athletes from Wichita Falls will ride in various races, including the Criterium course with professional riders.
Welcome to the instinctive, white-knuckle world of sport climbing
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Sport climbing is a heady mix of strength, speed, precision and daring that makes for a visually-arresting spectacle that is sure to wow the crowds when it makes its debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Recycling at WEG 2018 Encouraged
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COLUMBUS ? The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution endorsing solid waste management and recycling efforts during the World Equestrian Games (WEG) to be held at the Tryon Intern?
Local athletes complete Special Olympics Global Messengers program
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Two local athletes are Special Olympics Global Messengers after completing a training program at Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in Morrisville.
Vancouver Olympic ski champion banned from Pyeongchang 2018 in lip balm-related doping case
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Therese Johaug, a 29-year-old Norwegian star, tested positive for an anabolic agent listed in the contents of a treatment for sunburn
Korea's Ryu Han-su wins gold at world wrestling championships
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South Korean wrestler Ryu Han-su has claimed a gold medal at the world championships, as he washed away his painful memories of last year's Olympics.Ryu topped the men's Greco-Roman 66 kilograms at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris on Tuesday (local time) after beating Mateusz Bernatek of Poland 2-1 in the final. This was Ryu's second gold medal at the worlds after earning his first one in 2013. In 2015...