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  • Athletics - Isninbayeva to stand for Russian athletics presidency

    Athletics - Isninbayeva to stand for Russian athletics presidency

    Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will stand in the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) presidential election this year, she said on Wednesday. The ARAF announced last week that the election would take place on Dec. 9. "I took this decision of responsibility myself to head the All-Russian Athletics Federation and return its membership of the International federation (IAAF)," the 34-year-old said while addressing the Federation Council, which is the upper house of the Russian parliament. More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Soccer phenom Carli Lloyd on protests, equal pay & leadership

    "You have to be a fighter and fierce competitor," two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd tells CNBC. More »

    CNBC - 23 minutes ago
  • IOC reprimands boxers for betting on Rio 2016

    IOC reprimands boxers for betting on Rio 2016

    Ireland's Michael Conlan is among three boxers to have been reprimanded by the IOC for gambling on Rio 2016. More »

    Omnisport - 30 minutes ago
  • Olympics - Former Kenyan officials charged with theft, fraud

    Three former officials of Kenya's disbanded Olympic committee were charged on Wednesday with theft and fraud offences relating to this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro. A charge sheet seen by Reuters showed two of the officials - Francis Paul and Pius Ochieng - are accused of failing to declare uniforms donated by sports goods manufacturer Nike between June and July. A third official, Stephen Arap Soi, was charged with two counts of theft involving more than $252,000 and other related offences. More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • How Silk Stockings Almost Scuppered Adolf Hitler's Defeat

    How Silk Stockings Almost Scuppered Adolf Hitler's Defeat

    Juan Pujol Garcia, codenamed Agent Garbo by MI5, was a Spanish national living in the London suburb of Harrow during the Second World War. Hitler had been expecting an invasion—but he did not know where and when. More »

    Newsweek - 1 hour 34 minutes ago