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  • Swimming - Rio Olympics was like a cold war, says Russian Efimova

    Swimming - Rio Olympics was like a cold war, says Russian Efimova

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Yulia Efimova, who won two Olympic silver medals this month after being cleared to compete in Rio following a doping ban, has compared swimming in the Games to being at war. This was awful and it was not like being at an Olympics, which usually unites people. This was not a competition, but a war - a сold war," Efimova told a news conference on Wednesday. More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • The 5 at 5: Wednesday

    The 5 at 5: Wednesday

    5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… More »

    TheJournal.ie - 33 minutes ago
  • Here's what the non-statutory inquiry into the Rio ticketing scandal is going to look at

    Here's what the non-statutory inquiry into the Rio ticketing scandal is going to look at

    Minister for Sport Shane Ross announced the terms of reference today. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 37 minutes ago
  • Brazilian police make arrests in probe of sport confederations

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police arrested suspects on Wednesday accused of defrauding sports confederations of public money, just three days after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro. Federal police said a criminal organisation had targeted the Brazilian Shooting Confederation and the Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation. Investigators accused the suspects, who they did not name, of using a scheme to steal money granted to the confederations by the Sports Ministry. More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Brazilian police make arrests in probe of sport confederations

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian police arrested suspects on Wednesday accused of defrauding sports confederations of public money, just three days after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro. Federal police said a criminal organisation had targeted the Brazilian Shooting Confederation and the Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation. Investigators accused the suspects, who they did not name, of using a scheme to steal money granted to the confederations by the Sports Ministry. More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago