• Reuters1 hour ago

    Swimming-Exhausted Sun opts out of 1500 freestyle race

    Sun Yang of China was a notable absentee at the world championships on Saturday after he failed to start his men's 1500 metres freestyle heat at the Duna Arena. Although the 25-year-old trained in the pool on Saturday morning and is expected to compete in the men's 4x100m medley on Sunday, the

  • As women's sport grows, so does its role in activism and political protest
    The Guardian1 hour ago

    As women's sport grows, so does its role in activism and political protest

    Take the recent basketball game between Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky. The team’s owners organised a pre-game rally in support of Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare and whose funding is under perpetual attack from the Republican party and the Trump administration

  • David Omoregie draws on family loss to go for win at world championships
    The Guardian3 hours ago

    David Omoregie draws on family loss to go for win at world championships

    David Omoregie, left, trains with Andrew Pozzi for the world championship hurdles. David Omoregie could have spiralled into despair after his father and sister died within weeks of each other in 2011. The aim is to come away with a medal and his mum and three of his siblings will be in the stadium

  • Swimming - Magnussen questions Australia's relay tactics
    Reuters

    Swimming - Magnussen questions Australia's relay tactics

    Former 100 metres freestyle world champion James Magnussen has questioned Australia's tactics in the relays at the world championships and last year's Olympics, suggesting the fastest swimmer should always lead off. A strong Australia squad has yet to claim a swimming gold medal at the Budapest

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