Olympics

AFP
Serena Williams kneels on the court during her match against Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on July 1, 2013

View gallery

100 photos

Olympics slideshow

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

      More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

      By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Athletics’ proud position as the number one Olympic sport is far from secure, according to Britain’s triple jump champion-turned broadcaster Jonathan Edwards, who also says the Diamond League needs to focus more on big names and less on equality. Edwards has seen the sport from both sides, from a hugely successful competitive career that brought him Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold and a world record that still stands, through to 14 years as a pundit and broadcaster, and says it faces tremendous challenges. "Having worked with the BBC I've seen how they changed their editorial policy towards athletics over the course of the last few Games, where once it would have been unheard of not to be live for the whole evening session of athletics but now you might be flipped to the red button. More »

      Reuters - 12 minutes ago
    • Athletics-More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

      Athletics’ proud position as the number one Olympic sport is far from secure, according to Britain’s triple jump champion-turned broadcaster Jonathan Edwards, who also says the Diamond League needs to focus more on big names and less on equality. Edwards has seen the sport from both sides, from a hugely successful competitive career that brought him Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth gold and a world record that still stands, through to 14 years as a pundit and broadcaster, and says it faces tremendous challenges. "Having worked with the BBC I've seen how they changed their editorial policy towards athletics over the course of the last few Games, where once it would have been unheard of not to be live for the whole evening session of athletics but now you might be flipped to the red button. More »

      Reuters - 30 minutes ago
    • Ukrainian Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing pentathlon bronze

      Ukrainian Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing pentathlon bronze

      (Reuters) - Viktoriya Tereshchuk failed a doping test and has been stripped of the bronze medal she won in the women's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. Anastasiya Prokopenko of Belarus, who finished fourth in Beijing, is next in line for the bronze medal. More than 100 athletes have so far tested positive in re-tests of samples taken during the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympics. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
    • Doping-Ukrainian Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing pentathlon bronze

      Viktoriya Tereshchuk failed a doping test and has been stripped of the bronze medal she won in the women's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday. Anastasiya Prokopenko of Belarus, who finished fourth in Beijing, is next in line for the bronze medal. More than 100 athletes have so far tested positive in re-tests of samples taken during the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympics. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
    • Tibet women's soccer team denied travel visas for Dallas tournament, say they were told they 'have no good reason to visit the US'

      Tibet women's soccer team denied travel visas for Dallas tournament, say they were told they 'have no good reason to visit the US'

      A Tibet women's soccer team has been denied U.S. visas to participate in a tournament in Dallas. Cassie Childers, a coach and executive director for Tibet Women's Soccer, said that 16 members of the team were told at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, that they "have no good reason to visit the U.S.," during their visit on Feb. 24. Childers, who is from New Jersey, said in an email from India that embassy officials did not glance at the documents nor provide any other reasons or explanations. More »

      Business Insider UK - 1 hour 53 minutes ago