At a Glance

By
0

WASHINGTON: American shot putter Adam Nelson was officially awarded the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal on Thursday following the doping disqualification of Ukraine’s Yuriy Bilonoh. The International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations, the global governing body for athletics, approved the change, which finally rewards Nelson for…

By
0

EUGENE, Oregon: Olympic 800m champion and world record-holder David Rudisha pulled out of this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meeting on Thursday with a knee injury, organizers said. An MRI scan performed on Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon revealed the injury, which Rudisha’s manager James Templeton told organizers was to…

By
0

EUGENE, Oregon: Olympic champion Kirani James will try to build on his sizzling Shanghai performance when he leads a talent-loaded 400m field on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meeting. James, who became Grenada’s first Olympic medalist in any sport when he won the 400m gold in London…

By
0

MOSCOW: A renowned Kremlin critic on Thursday accused President Vladimir Putin’s government and its allied tycoons of stealing tens of billions of dollars assigned for construction of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Opposition leader and former top cabinet member Boris Nemtsov and his report’s co-author Leonid Martynyuk —a…

By
0

After topping the 2013 China Open recently, Lee Van Corteza improved his World Pool-Billiard Association ranking to No. 6, with 1,376 points, five notches higher than his previous position. Former world No. 2 Dennis Orcollo, however, dropped to No. 7 with 1,358 points. Taiwanese Chang Jung Lin remained on top…

By
0

TABLE Tennis Association of the Philippines (TATAP) President Ting Ledesma has appointed Captain Axel Casareo as the association’s new secretary general. The appointment of Casareo, who replaced Annie Andanar, is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Sports Commission and the International Table Tennis Federation.

By
0

SAINT-PETERSBURG: Pat McQuaid, the president of cycling’s world governing body the UCI, was reelected on Tuesday to the council of ASOIF, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations. The 63-year-old Irishman, who has been heavily criticised by the US anti-doping agency (Usada) for his handling of the Lance Armstrong affair…

By
0

LOS ANGELES: Nike has ended its partnership with disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s anti-cancer charity Livestrong, the campaign group said on Tuesday. The Austin, Texas based Livestrong Foundation thanked the global sportswear giant Nike—which broke all ties with Armstrong himself last October—saying it had helped raise over $100 million for…

By
0

LOS ANGELES: Juventus and Real Madrid will take part in the first ever soccer games played at historic Dodger Stadium on August 3, officials announced on Wednesday. The 51-year-old Dodger Stadium will host two games involving four teams which comprise Spain’s Real Madrid, Juventus of Italy, England’s Everton and the…

By
0

Century Tuna once again brings the 5150 Triathlon Series to the Philippines on June 23, 2013, at the Subic Bay. The race features a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and a 10-km run. For details visit www.5150philippines.com, or the race’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CenturyTuna5150Philippines.

1 556 557 558 559 560 562