Rio Olympics

Paul Gaudoin's mission to rebuild the Hockeyroos after a disastrous Rio Olympics

Former Kookaburras defender Paul Gaudoin knows what it takes to win an Olympic medal, but perhaps his toughest challenge is mending a Hockeyroos team …

Field Hockey

VIDEO: terrifying BASE jump under the arm of Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Watch Alexander Polli's fearless wingsuit BASE jump over Rio de Janeiro - narrowly avoiding a smash-landing into Christ the Redeemer's arm - taken …

Christ the Redeemer

Brazil's government opens path for $916 million loan for cash-strapped Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN) on Thursday approved measures that pave the way for cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro state to obtain a loan of up to 2.9 billion reais (696.14 million pounds) this year from banks.<p>However, treasury official Pricilla Santana said two …

Sport (UK)

Rio 2016 leader Nuzman to be released from jail

Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top Brazilian court.<p>The …

Brazil

Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018

An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018.Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on …

UFC

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.<p>FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated …

Russia

6 Indian female athletes who are shattering the glass ceiling

<i>Vogue</i> puts the spotlight on team India’s brightest stars through the ultimate set of sports trump cards.

Olympics

World Cup Series at Gamagori, Japan day 2

World Champions come to the forefront

Sailing

USA College Challenge

The college swimming season is just getting underway here in the month of October, but the biggest meet this upcoming weekend will feature some of …

Olympics

Simone Biles gets new coach, starts road to 2020 Games in Tokyo

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said Monday she will resume gymnastics training Nov. 1 alongside a new coach in Laurent Landi, the …

Olympics

N. Korea submitted document to IPC for PyeongChang Paralympics participation in May: S. Korean FM

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea submitted a document to the Paralympic governing body in May to apply for participating in the multi-sport …

North Korea

Tale of 2 cities: Olympics sponsors in Pyeongchang and Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea — The Winter Olympics coming to South Korea in February offer an example of the Olympian efforts often required to meet corporate …

Denver

United States men's soccer team fails to qualify for 2018 World Cup after stunning loss to Trinidad and Tobago

The United States men's national soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in three decades on Tuesday night after suffering a stunning 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago.<p>Trinidad and Tobago, which has a population of 1.3 million people, were ranked last in the final round of …

FIFA

Brazilian woman who received heart from German Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A 67-year-old Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, including even canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of Germany's slalom canoe team who died following a car crash during the 2016 Olympics.<p>Ivonette Balthazar, a Rio de …

Olympics

US athletes didn't get Zika at Rio Olympics — but they got other mosquito-borne diseases

<i>Health workers spray insecticide to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes under the bleachers of the Sambódrome in Rio de Janeiro in January 2016.; Credit:</i> …

Viruses

Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

The chairman of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to …

Sport (UK)

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found In U.S. Athletes And Staff At Rio Olympics

In the spring of 2016, there was a frenzy over the threat of Zika virus at Brazil's Olympic Games. As infections reached their peak, a group of scientists called for the games to be moved somewhere else. A number of athletes, worried about sexually transmitting the virus to pregnant partners, chose …

Viruses

Prosecutors: $2 million bribe scheme to steer Olympics to Rio — and away from Chicago

The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was suspended Friday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro in 2009 when Chicago was in the running to host the games.<p>Carlos Nuzman was suspended by International Olympic Committee a day after he was …

Corruption

Video: Man chased by grapplers after trying to rob Gracie Barra gym in Rio de Janeiro

A robber got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a receptionist at a Rio BJJ gym.On the night of October 4th a man coolly walked into the …

MMA & UFC

IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazil's national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee on Friday, a day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with a corruption investigation.<p>However, the IOC said in a …

Olympics

Rio Olympic Committee Chairman Arrested on Corruption Charges

<b>Rio De Janeiro:</b> Brazilian police arrested the chairman of the country’s Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio’s …

Corruption

IOC suspends Brazil’s Olympic body and chief over alleged vote-buying scandal for Rio 2016

The International Olympic Committee clarified that the country’s athletes were unaffected and would be allowed to take part in next year’s Winter …

Sports (India)

IOC suspends Olympic official Nuzman in Rio de Janeiro vote-buying case

After being arrested in Rio de Janeiro and accused of storing gold bars in Switzerland, Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman was …

Olympics

Brazil finds evidence Rio vote-buying payment surpassed $2 million: prosecutors

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal prosecutors have found evidence that payments allegedly made to secure Rio de Janeiro as host city for the 2016 Olympic games were not limited to the $2 million initially thought, they told a news conference on Thursday.<p>Speaking after the arrest of …

Brazil

President of Brazilian Olympic Committee arrested

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.<p>Carlos Nuzman, who is also an honorary International Olympic Committee member, was held for questioning last month …

Brazil

Rio 2016 Olympic chief arrested over bribery allegations 'deposited 16 gold bars in Switzerland'

The head of last year’s Olympics and Paralympics deposited 16 gold bars in Switzerland, prosecutors claimed on Thursday, after he was arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged bribery scheme to bring the Games to Rio.<p>Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) …

Corruption

Brazil’s Olympic Committee Head Is Detained in Bribe Inquiry

RIO DE JANEIRO — The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee was detained on Thursday as part of an investigation into allegations that bribes helped secure the selection of Rio de Janeiro as the host of the 2016 Summer Games.<p>Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the committee, was accused of failing to …

World News

Rio Olympic committee chairman arrested on corruption and money laundering charges, says police

<b>Rio de Janeiro</b>: Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the Brazilian Olympic committee as part of a probe into alleged buying of votes …

Corruption

Brazil arrests Rio 2016 Olympic committee chairman for corruption

Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's …

Olympics

Rio Olympics president arrested for allegedly bribing IOC officials to get 2016 Summer Games

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio were a logistical and public relations nightmare with facilities under construction until the very last second, …

Olympics