• Rentokil reveals how it tackled threat of Zika at Rio Olympics
    The Telegraph20 minutes ago

    Rentokil reveals how it tackled threat of Zika at Rio Olympics

    Rentokil​ has spoken  for the first time about its involvement in keeping last year’s Rio Olympics free of the Zika virus. The company was awarded the contract to deliver pest control for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to keep athletes and spectators safe amid widespread fear about the risks of contracting

  • Reuters5 hours ago

    Swimming-Wielgus, long-time USA Swimming executive director, dies

    Chuck Wielgus, executive director of USA Swimming for nearly two decades, died on Sunday in Colorado Springs of complications from colon cancer, the organization announced. Wielgus joined USA Swimming as executive director in 1997 and presided over a successful period in which the nation’s elite swimmers

  • British club runner Josh Griffiths bursts on to world stage at London Marathon
    The Guardian5 hours ago

    British club runner Josh Griffiths bursts on to world stage at London Marathon

    After his surprising run Josh Griffiths said: ‘To run this is beyond my wildest dreams. Something strange and entirely wondrous began to happen to Josh Griffiths, a 23-year-old club runner from Cross Hands, halfway through his first race over 26.2 miles on Sunday. Griffiths’ time of 2:14:49 ensured

  • A reality check for the women's game as Lyon cut down Manchester City
    The Independent

    A reality check for the women's game as Lyon cut down Manchester City

    Manchester City provided some razzle dazzle for their Champions League semi-final – face painting, shiny flags on every seat – but the match was a reality check, just as the past few days have been for the British women’s game. Only 24 hours after the folding of the top flight Notts County women’s team

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