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  • Olympics-Australia seeks to have detained athletes' records cleared

    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) will ask Brazilian authorities to expunge records of criminal proceedings against nine athletes who were detained at the Rio Olympics after their accreditation passes were tampered with after an investigation labelled the criminal process "oppressive". Nine athletes were detained on Aug. 19 by local authorities for over seven hours after they were discovered to have entered the basketball arena without proper accreditation for Australia's semi-final against Serbia. A report commissioned by the AOC said two of its 'Athletes Services' staff had stuck labels on the accreditations to allow them to enter the venue. More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • U.S. Open tennis 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    U.S. Open tennis 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    Garbine Muguruza's poor form continued, but Angelique Kerber progressed to the U.S. Open third round. More »

    Sporting News - 20 minutes ago
  • What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena

    What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena

    When the U.S. Open decided to give 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro a wild-card invitation this year, it rankled American player Steve Johnson. What if, Johnson wondered aloud, del Potro was to wind up beating someone from the United States in the first round of the country's Grand Slam tournament? As it happens, though, del Potro's opponent in the second round in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night will be — yes, you guessed it — Johnson himself. More »

    Business Insider UK - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Australia wants more Olympic money after Rio flop

    Australia's top sports funding authority has defended its record in the wake of the nation's worst Olympic haul in 24 years and called for more money to bridge the gap at elite international events. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and its funding programme 'Winning Edge' have been under fire since Rio, where the country's total of eight golds and 29 medals was well below expectations. 'Winning Edge', introduced after the London Games in the wake of a similarly disappointing haul, has long proven contentious in Australia for giving more funding to sports deemed to have better medal prospects at the expense of lower-profile disciplines. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Sport-Australia wants more Olympic money after Rio flop

    Australia's top sports funding authority has defended its record in the wake of the nation's worst Olympic haul in 24 years and called for more money to bridge the gap at elite international events. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and its funding programme 'Winning Edge' have been under fire since Rio, where the country's total of eight golds and 29 medals was well below expectations. 'Winning Edge', introduced after the London Games in the wake of a similarly disappointing haul, has long proven contentious in Australia for giving more funding to sports deemed to have better medal prospects at the expense of lower-profile disciplines. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago