Christian Eriksen has been left out of Denmark's squad for the football competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in another boost for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the new season. The 24-year-old could have been selected as one of three over-23 players in Niels Frederiksen's roster, but has notRead more »
Australia's Olympic delegation head Kitty Chiller has questioned Russia's determination to eliminate drug cheats after it was announced that the country would host an alternative event for banned track and field athletes in Moscow. On Wednesday, the International Association of Athletics Federation
The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organisation said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. Worries about security, the Zika virus and an economic crisis could deter travelers, with just under a third
As the first male diver from Jamaica to qualify for the Olympics, Yona Knight-Wisdom cannot wait for an "amazing" experience in Brazil.
Usain Bolt is famed for being the world's fastest man and English Gardner says: "Why can't women be just as exciting as he is?"
Virtually no Olympic Games goes ahead without a plethora of "it's-not-going-to-be-ready-in-time" worries and other controversies appearing in the weeks/months leading up to the event. The stadium won't be finished in time, they said, ahead of the very first modern Olympics in Athens
Australian hockey has not been short of success in modern times, but Graham Reid wants his team to marry World Cup wins with Olympic gold.
Nile Wilson is one of several British gymnasts to have tasted recent success and is confident he and his team-mates can shine in Rio.
For 14 years, Saori Yoshida has maintained a remarkable record in major championships. Japan's captain is now eyeing a fourth Olympic gold.
There will be pressure on the shoulders of Dafne Schippers in Rio, but the Dutch sprinter is staying calm in pursuit of Olympic glory.
Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig showed incredible staying power to win gold in London and is hoping to solve a "puzzle' in Rio.
Having claimed a silver medal at the last Olympics, Lizzie Armitstead says greater expectations in Rio "can only be a positive thing".
Jerry Colangelo knows nothing but gold will do for the US men's basketball team. "We understand we have a target on our backs," he said.
Four years on from claiming Olympic gold in truly sensational style, David Rudisha is hoping to shine once again on the biggest stage.
Ryan Lochte is aware it will take "something special" to secure more individual gold medals in Rio, but says: "I know I'm capable of it."
The man who ruled the men's decathlon event in London four years ago is back in Rio to extend a remarkable reign of dominance no one looks close to stopping. The unrelenting Ashton Eaton had the opportunity to shatter his own record at the United States track and field trials in early July, but
Gen. John Allen rallies the troops, a loving daughter speaks, and Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination for president in Philadelphia. Yahoo News enlisted participants at the Democratic National Convention representing different viewpoints and roles to file daily diary entries on their experiences
In Brazil it is often said that volleyball is the country’s favourite sport, because soccer is a religion. Brazil’s deep well of volleyball talent and home court advantage make its women’s and men’s teams favourites to win gold at the Rio Games, where fervent fans should make the sport a big crowd-pleaser
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday (times GMT): DOPING Federations decide if Russians can compete at Rio Games We continue to bring you the latest developments after the International Olympic Committee chose not to ban Russia's entire team from the Rio Olympics over doping allegations.
By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sweden's Henrik Stenson and the United States' Bubba Watson will be vying for a gold medal in golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years, an event with less buzz than many in the sport had hoped for due to some high-profile no-shows. Watson
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - European nations have long cleaned up at Olympic handball but at the Rio de Janeiro Games, their dominance may be ended by their home-grown players competing for Qatar. Since the 2012 London Olympics, the oil-rich Gulf nation has assembled a formidable roster of
Gold medals in the sprint canoe events in Rio are up for grabs after a doping scandal barred some of the sport's most dominant athletes from competing. The International Canoe Federation (ICF) said this month that 21 athletes from three countries, including Belarus, Romania and Russia would be barred
By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Cementing legacy will be on the mind of a select group of Olympic shooters, including an American trio, when they arrive at next month's Rio de Janeiro Games with all guns blazing. Californian shotgun shooter Kim Rhode, who boasts a collection of over
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Taekwondo's battle for relevance at the Olympics continues at the Rio de Janeiro Games, with tournament organisers introducing coloured pants and a mixed martial arts flavour in a bid to spice up the competition. The fringe sport, which made its Olympic debut
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - With Japanese grapplers Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho on course for fourth successive gold medals in their respective classes, it is perhaps appropriate that women wrestlers will have more chance to shine on the mat at the Rio Olympics. Yoshida won gold in the 55kg
By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Elite level sport rarely produces 'sure things' but the New Zealand men's pair will hope to justify that label when the rowing gets underway at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are unbeaten in 66 successive races since being