Olympics London 2012

Reuters
A woman is silhouetted against a monitor showing Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics emblems during the Olympic and Paralympic flag-raising ceremony at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo

View gallery

100 photos

Olympics 2012

View comments (0)
  • Olympics - Tokyo panel to propose venue changes as costs mount

    Olympics - Tokyo panel to propose venue changes as costs mount

    Japanese authorities reviewing the cost of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will propose major changes for three planned venues - including moving rowing and canoeing some 400 km (240 miles) from the capital, media reported on Wednesday. A Tokyo city government panel will release a report on its findings on Thursday after recently elected city governor Yuriko Koike ordered a review of ballooning costs, Kyodo News and other media said. The proposed changes, which would require the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and each sport's international federation, are the latest in a series of setbacks and broken promises for organisers who had won the bidding largely on Japan's reputation for efficiency. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Guide to the American team desperate to end their losing run

    Ryder Cup 2016: Guide to the American team desperate to end their losing run

    The Ryder Cup, one of the truly great events in world sport, takes place at Hazeltine this week. Yahoo Sport’s Nick Metcalfe profiles the American team that will take on Europe in Minnesota, looking to win the contest for the first time since 2008. A safe pair of hands, particularly after the slightly erratic performance Tom Watson served up at Gleneagles two years ago. More »

    Nick Metcalfe - 5 hours ago
  • Michael Phelps told Ryan Lochte to 'not do anything bad' before Rio incident

    Michael Phelps told Ryan Lochte to 'not do anything bad' before Rio incident

    Michael Phelps said he talked to Ryan Lochte before his incident at a Rio gas station and told him to "keep his head on straight." More »

    Sporting News - 6 hours ago
  • Olympics-Winter Games negotiations stalled says NHL

    By Steve Keating TORONTO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The chances of the National Hockey League shutting down to allow players to compete at the 2018 Winter Games continue to dim, said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday as the decision deadlines fast approaches. Daly, one of the chief negotiators in the Olympic talks, refused to handicap the chances of the NHL being in Pyeongchang, South Korea, saying only that he was less optimistic than Rene Fasel, when told the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) president had pegged the odds at 50-50. "So on the basis of that I would say, I'm more negative today than I was two weeks ago." NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was less forthcoming but backed his deputy pointing out that negotiations were currently at standstill with no firm dates set for resuming discussions. More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Nike turns in solid quarter after Olympics

    Nike turns in solid quarter after Olympics

    Nike reported earnings per share, bolstered by share buybacks, at 73 cents, compared to 67 cents a year ago and well past the 56 cents analysts had predicted More »

    AFP - 6 hours ago