Olympics

Olympics: Money runs out for British women's bobsleigh team

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top female bobsleigh driver has turned to crowd-funding to keep her Olympic dreams alive after being told the national federation only had money to take men's teams to Pyeongchang next year.<p>"My ambition is, and has always been, to compete at a Winter Olympic Games," …

Sports

No one wants to host the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee took the unprecedented step of announcing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities (Paris and LA), because both …

International Olympic Committee

This American triathlete went from unexpected Olympian to nearly toppling a sport legend

American Olympic triathlete Ben Kanute was never the star in his sport. Even in junior competition, the talented and ambitious Kanute was in the shadows of teammates in his own country.<p>So when Kanute finished as the surprise runner-up in last week’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, …

Sports

Dutch cyclist who broke her back in horrific Rio Olympics crash returns to win world gold

What a difference a year makes. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)Annemiek van Vleuten’s teammates thought she had died last summer when the Dutch cyclist smashed headfirst into the pavement during a downhill stretch of the women’s road race at the Rio Olympics. Van Vleuten, who sustained a …

Sports

Chris Harrison Teases New Details About the ‘Bachelor: Winter Games’ Spinoff

From the moment ABC announced its newest <i>Bachelor</i> spinoff, we were totally on board. In addition to the usual romance we’ve come to expect from the reality TV franchise, <i>Bachelor: Winter Games</i> will have an added layer of competition that’s certain to spark some drama as relationships heat up in the …

The Bachelor

Michael Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming

Olympic icon excited about upcoming birth of 2nd child<p>Michael Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to …

Sports (Canada)

2017 UCI Road World Championships elite women's time trial start times

Defending champion Amber Neber (USA) will be the last rider to start in Tuesday's 21.1 kilometre Worlds time trial in Bergen. The American, who also …

Cycling

Rio Ferdinand is not the first star to switch sports, so who else has tried it and how successful were they?

Sonny Bill Williams

How a 'Dancing With the Stars' competitor regained the ability to walk and talk after 4 years in a vegetative state

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Victoria Arlen will compete in "Dancing with the Stars."</b>• <b><br>She learned to walk again a year and a half ago after spending 10 years paralyzed.</b>• <b><br>For almost half of that time, she was in a vegetative state.</b>• <b><br>It's been a long and challenging journey for Arlen to regain her mobility.</b>• <b><br>She won</b> …

Good News

Schultz Memorial Rewind: 13 Olympic champions, 36 World champions among past Schultz gold medalists

<b>Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs scores a takedown on the way to his 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International title.</b> …

Team USA

Kevin Durant on Twitter gaffe: It was 'childish' and 'idiotic'

Kevin Durant made a mistake, and he admitted as much Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.<p>Durant accidentally used his main Twitter account while defending his decision to leave Oklahoma City. Durant said he didn't like playing for Thunder coach Billy Donovan and added that the …

Basketball

Runners PU Chitra, Lakshmanan win gold medals at the Asian indoor athletics meet

This was India’s second and third gold medals at the event in Turkmenistan.<p>India’s middle-distance runners PU Chitra and G Lakshmanan bagged gold …

India

Allison Schmitt Comeback for 2020? Not "At This Time" - Swimming World News

<b>Allison Schmitt</b> has not competed since winning Olympic gold last year in Rio as part of the U.S. women’s 800 free relay team, but one of her good …

Swimming

3-Time Japanese Olympian Kenji Watanabe Passes Away

3-time Olympian for Japan, <b>Kenji Watanabe</b>, was found dead in his home in Kitaozuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, <i>Sanspo</i> reports. The 48-year-old represented his …

Swimming

Five months before Olympics, British bobsled cuts off funding to women’s team

If all goes as planned for British Bobsleigh, the group that fields Olympic teams in the sport, Britain will have three teams at next year’s Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. But none of them will be women’s squads.<p>On Wednesday, the organization, which also oversees the sport of skeleton, entirely …

Sports

How Jagr can win an Olympic medal and Stanley Cup this season

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports<p>With NHL training camps well underway, the league's second-leading all-time point-scorer remains without a contract for …

Ice Hockey

WATCH: Britney Spears is the next Simone Biles heading into LA 2028

We’re not exactly kidding because Britney Spears is actually not bad at gymnastics.<p>More importantly, she’s excited about the Olympic Summer Games to …

Simone Biles

Paralympics: ‘Faking disability is no different to doping’

Description Bethany Woodward quit Team GB on the eve of the Rio ParalympicsCredits Tom Dulat/Getty ImagesAlt Text Brittany WoodwardBBC investigation …

Dustin Johnson controls his own destiny in FedExCup finale

ATLANTA — After signing for a final-round, 3-over-par 73 that cost him a chance to win last year’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Dustin Johnson headed to player dining in the clubhouse with his fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, and the couple’s son, Tatum.<p>There, he would find out how much his …

Golf

Night and Day at RS:X Worlds >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Enoshima, Japan (September 19, 2017) – After the massive wind shifts and challenging rolling waves from yesterday, day 2 of the RS:X Windsurfing …

Sailing

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell set for West Suffolk Sports Awards

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be the guest speaker at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports Awards a week on Thursday (September …

Manchester

Dutch cyclist returns from horrific Rio crash to win world title

Dutch road cyclist <b>Annemiek van Vleuten</b> came back from this dramatic Rio Olympic crash to win her first world title on Tuesday, taking the time trial …

Cycling

Here's the real inside story of how Paris won the 2024 Olympics

Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via ZUMA<p>Ladies and gentlemen, I present possibly the most ridiculous story ever written. This weekend the <i>New York Times</i> …

Lim bows to UAE foe, cops PH's first silver in AIMAG

Jiu-jitsu fighter Marc Alexander Lim fell short in his bid to win a gold medal, as he sustained a 2-0 loss to Talib Saleh Mohamed Sale Alkirbi of …

Philippines

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting the Olympics

A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was delayed for all sectors of local government while emergency funds were made available for the Games. More than a year later, …

News (U.S.)

Road World Championships: Lauren Dolan finishes race despite crash

Britain's Lauren Dolan completed the junior women's individual time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, despite suffering a serious leg injury in a crash.<p>Dolan was at the midway point of the 16.1km course when her front wheel hit a hidden drain cover.<p>She flew over the …

Sport (UK)

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organizing committee of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.<p>Nuzman, an honorary IOC member, was held …

Brazil

3x Olympic Champ Kristin Armstrong Details Her Vision For USA Cycling As Endurance Performance Director

<i>Kristin Armstrong poses with her gold medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Copacabana Beach on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.</i><p>The day before her …

Team USA

FEI President Ingmar De Vos Elected as IOC Member

De Vos is the 13th FEI president and only the fourth to become an IOC member.

Horses

Arena & Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long Extend Contract To 2020

Jessica Long, Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Bob Martin for OIS/IOC, supplied by OIS/IOC<p>Jessica represented arena throughout 2016 …

Swimming