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  • Olympics - Gold medallist Korakaki slams Greek government

    Olympics - Gold medallist Korakaki slams Greek government

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, (Reuters) - Shooting gold medallist Anna Korakaki lashed out at the Greek government after she missed out on Thursday's special ceremony honouring the Rio Olympic team. The 19-year-old, who won two of Greece's six medals this month, a gold in the 25-metre pistol event and a bronze in the 10-metre air pistol, said she was not invited to the ceremony due to her recent criticisms over state support for athletes. ... More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte to be summoned to testify in Brazil - Fox News

    U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte to be summoned to testify in Brazil - Fox News

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who has apologised for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games, will be summoned to testify before Brazil's Justice Department, Fox News reported on Thursday. If Lochte declines to attend, there would be no penalty, but he would not be able to engage in a plea deal, Fox said, citing comments by Detective Clemente Braune. (Reporting by Timothy Ahmann) More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Ethiopian marathon medallist stays put in Rio, vows to fight for land rights

    Ethiopian marathon medallist stays put in Rio, vows to fight for land rights

    By Sally Hayden LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa, who did not return home after staging a protest against his government at the Rio Olympics, said on Thursday he feared for his life if he went back and vowed to keep up his fight for land rights. Lilesa attracted global attention as he crossed the finish line in the marathon on Sunday and raised his arms above his head in an "X", a sign of protest against the Ethiopian government's treatment of his people, the ethnic Oromo. Ethiopia's Oromiya region, home to more than 25 million Oromos, has been riven by violent unrest over land rights and allegations of human rights violations since last November. More »

    Reuters - 47 minutes ago
  • OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits to give statements to Rio police

    OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits to give statements to Rio police

    They were due to meet Brazilian police at 2.30pm today. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

    Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

    Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 1 hour 41 minutes ago