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  • Olympics-Greek government left red-faced after Korakaki error

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, Aug 25 (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 - 3 minutes 48 seconds ago
  • Wall Street retreats as Fed hike talk bubbles up

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, after the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq were all lower Wednesday. More »

    CNBC - 22 minutes ago
  • Putin calls ban on Russian Paralympic team 'immoral'

    Putin calls ban on Russian Paralympic team 'immoral'

    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 - 29 minutes ago
  • 11 out-of-favour Premier League stars in line for moves before the window closes

    11 out-of-favour Premier League stars in line for moves before the window closes

    Most footballers wants regular playing time (whats that, Richard Wright?), and this lot are no different. Greg Lea looks at some of the Premier League stars who could be switching clubs before the end of the month More »

    FourFourTwo - 39 minutes ago
  • Ryan Lochte joins Amber Rose on Dancing with the Stars to show 'he's a good guy that made a mistake'

    Ryan Lochte joins Amber Rose on Dancing with the Stars to show 'he's a good guy that made a mistake'

    American 12-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte has signed up to take part in Dancing with the Stars on American TV. The 32-year-old swimmer is set to put his dancing shoes on for the US answer to Strictly Come Dancing to redeem his reputation following the recent Rio robbery drama. "Doing DWTS will be great for Ryan's image," an insider told US Weekly. More »

    International Business Times - 1 hour 15 minutes ago