By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek government was left embarrassed on Thursday after a special ceremony to honour the country’s Olympic team went ahead without Anna Korakaki, one of their three gold medallists in Rio. Shooter Korakaki, 19, won two of Greece’s six medals, gold in the women’s 25 metre pistol final and bronze in the 10 metre air pistol event. Greece President Prokopis Pavlopoulos met the other medal winners but Korakaki was unable to attend due to a holiday. More »Reuters - 28 minutes ago
Are JoJo Fletcher, Simone Biles and Ryan Lochte in the list of 'incredible cast' of Dancing With the Stars?
After the names of eight of the dance pros who will appear in season 23 of Dancing With the Stars were revealed on Good Morning America (GMA) the suspense around the cast of dance reality show is making fans restless. The final list of celebrity contestants will be unveiled on August 30, 2016 on GMA. The names of the dance pros announced include Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Sasha Farber and Gleb Savchenko. More »International Business Times - 41 minutes ago
Usain Bolt may be facing fierce scrutiny thanks to his transatlantic partying marathon but, according to industry experts, the controversy will not affect the Jamaican gold medallist's marketability, nor is it likely to jeopardise his multi-million sponsorship deals. Puma, Bolt's biggest sponsor, has supported him since 2003 – currently in a $10m-a-year deal – while, in 2012, he became the face of Richard Branson's Virgin Media, netting him £2m. During Rio 2016, reports emerged that he was planning to marry long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett after drawing the curtain on his Olympic career. More »International Business Times - 42 minutes ago
By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - A ban on Russia's Paralympic team competing in Rio next month is cynical and immoral, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but he said that Moscow acknowledged mistakes it had made in tackling sports doping. Russia's track-and-field team was excluded from the Rio Games that just ended after world anti-doping authorities alleged Moscow ran a state-sponsored sports doping programme. The entire Russian Paralympic team has also been barred over the same doping allegations. More »Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago