Olympics

Here's why none of the royal family call the Queen 'Elizabeth'

We all know we aren't ever meant to address the Queen by her first name, Elizabeth.Instead, commoners and anyone outside the royal family are to call …

Royal Family

Eerie photos of Beijing's abandoned Olympic settings

Beach Volleyball

This Instagram pose is about to take over your feed (if it hasn’t already)

'Giraffe pose' is EVERYWHERE.<p>Do you spend hours mindlessly scrolling through Instagram? We certainly do. (Not proud of it.) And during the course of …

Lifestyle (Australia)

Where to stay in Beijing

Beijing is huge. Its suburbs gnaw at the horizon with a hunger that is consuming the surrounding countryside at a ravenous rate. But its centre is …

International Olympic Committee

Morgan Hurd’s path to gymnastics gold began with 6-hour bus ride

NEWARK, Del. — Every time <b>Morgan Hurd</b> approaches the First State Gymnastics building, she is met by a life-size image of a gymnast in flight.<p>Arms …

Winter Olympics

The fastest jump-off in history? Watch pony and his tiny rider smash their competition

Mickybo Wins At Dublin<p>Senan Reape & Mickybo brought the curtain down on day three of the Show as they won the 128cm National Championship<p>Posted by …

Horses

Kayla Harrison set for second MMA fight at PFL 6; TV, stream info

Double Olympic judo champion <b>Kayla Harrison</b> returns to the cage for her second MMA bout at a Professional Fighters League event in Atlantic City, …

Winter Olympics

Wilhelm: I can’t wait for it to start

Fernando Wilhelm has futsal in his blood. The sport he took up as a boy, just to pass time with his friends, has become his great passion.<p>Now 36, the …

Buenos Aires

When Hockey Stars Played For Garlands

It may’ve been 70 years since that day, but Balbir Singh Dosanjh remembers every little detail of India’s hockey campaign at the 1948 Olympics.<p>It …

India News

Watch Lolo Jones and others do a standing jump into a pair of pants

Standing box jumps are yesterday’s news.<p>Standing jumps into a pair of pants are the new thing. Check out what Olympian Lolo Jones did recently after a few failed attempts (good use of music here too):<p>Jessie Graff of <i>Ninja Warrior</i> fame did it:<p>So did some other superhuman athletes:

Lolo Jones

Faster, higher, stronger? Not in Olympic women’s road cycling | Stephanie Constand

The routes for the Olympic road races were recently announced by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the UCI, and something is yet again conspicuously absent from the women’s course.<p>Women’s races seem to be chronically afflicted by a phenomenon whereby marquee features which form integral …

Cycling

Putin ready to meet N. Korea's Kim at 'early date' : KCNA

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at an early date”, the North’s state media reported …

North Korea

Study shows competitive swimmer bodies consistent in morphology across race event lengths

A trio of researchers with Hunter College of the City University of New York has found that despite swimming in vastly different events, competitive …

Innovation

Heavyweight Kazakhstan eyes high medal count at Asian Games

Boxing heavyweight Kazakhstan will hope to punch above its weight and rack up another high medal count at the Jakarta Asian Games after finishing fourth at Incheon four years ago.<p>The Central Asian nation of 17 million has traditionally been strong in summer sports such as boxing and judo, and …

Asian Games

Undulating balconies wrap housing development on Parisian island

Local studio Peripheriques Marin+Trottin Architectes has completed an apartment complex on L'Ile-Saint-Denis in Paris, which features wavy balconies …

Architecture

These Teens Were Stars Before Mondo Duplantis And Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Teenage fever is currently sweeping across the world of track and field.<p>With the spectacular performances of 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen and …

Track & Field

15 Other Hidden Figures Throughout History

These women deserve credit for their game-changing work.<p>The movie <i>Hidden Figures</i> was released in 2016 to high praise and huge box office success. The …

Black History

Connecting More Than 6 Million Low-Income Americans – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 /CSRwire/ - Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its …

CSR

Bitzigeio Takes Long Range View of Current USA Success

As the calendar turns shortly to fall and the end of the year, a review of the 2018 season so far already provides a string of individual and team …

Team USA

Barwood, Hudson claim back-to-back National titles in New Zealand - FIS-SKI

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand– Racers Adam Barwood (Queenstown) and Piera Hudson (Havelock North) have claimed back-to-back national titles at the 2018 New …

Alpine Skiing

IFKO accuses the International Olympic Committee of abuse of dominant position

The president of the International Federation of Kitesports Organizations (IFKO) wrote a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with two …

International Olympic Committee

Simone Biles eyes record, continues comeback at gymnastics nationals

After <b>Simone Biles</b> won her comeback meet with the world’s highest all-around score since the Rio Games, she said most of her routines felt a bit …

Winter Olympics

Tarnished weightlifting fights for Olympic survival at Asian Games

JAKARTA (AFP) -<p>Doping-ravaged weightlifting begins its Asian Games competition on Monday without a banned traditional powerhouse and with the sport's boss warning it would "slowly disappear" if it were to lose its Olympic status.<p>No fewer than 12 world records were broken at an explosive 2014 Asiad …

North Korea

Aussie Freestyler David McKeon Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam The Australian men managed to nab 3 relay medals at the recently concluded 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, including a …

Tokyo 2020

Gaza's history-making female runner

In 2004, the 800m runner Sanaa Abu Bkheet became the first athlete from the Gaza Strip to represent Palestine at the Olympic Games.<p>She led the Palestinian delegation at the opening ceremony, the first time a woman had carried the Palestinian flag at an Olympics.<p>Sanaa, who still lives in the Gaza …

Gaza

Alibaba Cloud Launches Nine Products to Support Global Digital Transformation Across Different Industries

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud …

Alibaba Group

Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson announces she's pregnant with 2nd child

She gave birth to her 'miracle baby,' Graham, last October — now he's going to be a big brother!<p>Another baby is on the way for Carly Patterson!<p>The Olympic gold medalist, who welcomed her first son, Graham, last October, announced the news in a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday.<p>"We are so …

Gymnastics

1972 BMW Turbo: Concept We Forgot

BMW's first-ever concept in history had pop-up headlights and gullwing doors.<p><b>Name:</b> BMW Turbo<p><b>Debuted:</b> 1972 Paris Motor Show<p><b>Specs:</b> Based on a modified …

Autos

Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings on the Gold Medal Mindset – Bloomberg

Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings on the Gold Medal Mindset<p>Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings on the Gold Medal Mindset<p>Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings on the …

San Francisco

Olympian in Self-Imposed Exile Will Return to Ethiopia

After winning the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feyisa Lilesa spent two years in …

Africa