Summer Olympic Games

Russia may bid for Olympic Games, Putin says

Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia is likely to submit a bid for hosting an edition of the Summer Olympic Games, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday …

Olympics

Watch: Man uses skateboard to set world pole vaulting record

- The self-proclaimed 'creator of skate vaulting" got some serious air when he used an electric skateboard to launch him to record setting height in …

Olympics

FINA Favors Morning Finals At 2020 Olympic Games

As has been brewing since IOC Vice President John Coates visit to Japan back in 2017, it’s looking more and more like the 2020 Olympic swimming …

Olympics

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Ticket information, venue, prices, date and TV channel for heavyweight fight

<b>Britain's Anthony Joshua will look to defend his unified heavyweight title against Russia's Alexander Povetkin when the two meet in a title fight</b> …

Boxing

Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles returning to competition on July 28

INDIANAPOLIS – Simone Biles is ready to let the world in on her comeback.<p>The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the first time since winning four gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when she competes in the U.S. Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on July 28.<p>Biles …

Olympics

10 year Anniversary of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer games. It was about this time that we finished up the 2 year project building …

Olympics

Shaun White entering skateboard contests with eye on Summer Olympic Games

Top on the list of Shaun White’s goals for the near future: Skateboarding at the Olympics.<p>The three-time Olympic snowboard champion says he’s …

Winter Olympics

2024 Summer Olympics will include video games: Gamer World News Entertainment CEO

Competitive video gaming is expected to be part of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, according to Gamer World News Entertainment CEO Gayle Dickie.<p>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is reportedly considering adding “eSports” in an attempt to attract younger viewers.<p>“I think including these …

Business

Tokyo passes anti-smoking law

Tokyo has passed an ordinance that essentially bans smoking inside 84% of the city's bars and restaurants, which would come into force in April 2020, …

Business

Missy Franklin Entered in 2018 Mare Nostrum Series

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam American swimmer <b>Missy Franklin</b>, who hasn’t raced since undergoing double shoulder surgery in early 2017, is entered to …

Missy Franklin

New typeface with embedded braille, aiming for Tokyo Olympics

Kosuke Takahashi:Currently, we rarely see braille implemented in the public space since it takes additional space and sighted people consider it not …

Braille

Arianespace to launch Japanese broadcast satellite

WASHINGTON — Arianespace on April 19 announced an agreement with Japan’s Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation and satellite manufacturer Space …

Space Exploration

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe carries flag at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe hopes that a successful defence of her gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games serves as preparation for an …

Canadian News

World Sailing Presidential Update – March 2018

World Sailing President Kim Andersen delivers his monthly newsletter to share the activities from the world governing body for the sport of sailing.I …

Sailing

Katie Ledecky decides to turn pro after leading Stanford to second NCAA title

Less than two years ago, swimmer Katie Ledecky left the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as one of the best-known names in U.S. sports when she won four gold medals and a silver on the strength of some of the most dominant performances her sport has ever seen.<p>Now, after leading Stanford to two consecutive …

Swimming

NFL's Michael Bennett Charged With Injuring Paraplegic Woman at Super Bowl LI

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for incident in February 2017<p>Philadelphia Eagles defensive end …

Deron Williams

Miami Dolphins Owner Promises No Anthem Protests in 2018

Stephen Ross initially supported the pre-game player protests<p>Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross insists that the widespread protests of the national …

Deron Williams

King Felipe and Queen Letizia receive Spanish Olympians

Yesterday at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia held an audience with the Spanish Olympians who competed in …

Royal Family

American Cup, Morgan Hurd push gymnastics forward amid sexual abuse scandal

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Fans, mostly tween and teenage girls, filled the stands at the Sears Centre in suburban Chicago as gymnasts from around the world hoped to start their season with a win at the American Cup.<p>Reigning world champion Morgan Hurd went through her pre-bars ritual of repeating a …

Olympics

2018 Stadium Series By The Numbers

Ice Hockey

So, How Much Do the Winter Olympics Really Cost?

A breakdown of the most expensive Olympic Games throughout history.<p>If you've been tuning in to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you probably know that this is a record-breaking year in Olympic history. Along with the largest number of countries participating in the games (92 to …

Summer Olympics

Olympic Speed Skater Shreds Team USA Over Flag-Bearer Coin Toss

Five-time Olympian says he was “dishonorably” overlooked<p>U.S. men’s speed skater Shani Davis is less than thrilled he lost a coin toss to determine …

Deron Williams

How to watch the Olympics in 4K HDR

If you have the right hardware and pay TV subscription, you can catch some of the action from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR (high …

Televisions

What to know about Pyeongchang before the Winter Olympics

Athletes around the world are competing for gold in the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<p>This will be first Winter Olympics hosted by …

Winter Olympics

My Conversation with United CEO Oscar Munoz

I hate to disappoint you, but rather than not saying anything I do want to provide an update on my recent conversation with United CEO Oscar Munoz. …

Los Angeles

Where were the first modern Olympics held? We looked into it

Zeus, the Greek god of lore was the first to inspire the ancient games we now know as the Olympics, but those initial games were a far cry from the …

Winter Olympics

Exclusive: Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics closing ceremony

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ivanka Trump will lead the Presidential delegation to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic winter games, a White House official told CNN Monday.<p>The first daughter and senior adviser was asked to attend the closing ceremony by her father, President …

Donald Trump

A look ahead to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will include four new sports—surfing, climbing, karate and skateboarding—and the medals will be made from recycled cell phones.

Summer Olympics

Beijing gears up for 2022 Winter Olympics - Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is accelerating its preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said during the municipal …

News (China)

Macron Balks at Price-Tag for Paris's Grand Transport Plan

A massive extension of the Paris metro system that would see miles of tunnels dug around the French capital is becoming one of President Emmanuel …

European Union