Olympics

USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

Published 20/08/2018

(Reuters) - Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on Sunday, [more…]

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Published 30/07/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s former world championship silver medalist Damyan Damyanov died on Sunday at the age of 39, becoming the latest member of a [more…]

Actor Nomura to orchestrate Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

Actor Nomura to orchestrate Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

Published 30/07/2018

FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese actor Mansai Nomura will orchestrate the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it [more…]

Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

Published 23/07/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to [more…]

Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient

Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient

Published 21/06/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying [more…]

Soccer: Barca alumnus Lee stakes claim for World Cup graduation

Soccer: Barca alumnus Lee stakes claim for World Cup graduation

Published 29/05/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - Son Heung-min’s long-range blast set South Korea on their way to a 2-0 win over Honduras in a World Cup warm-up on [more…]

Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love

Olympics: Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love

Published 29/05/2018

(Refiling item from May 25 to change name to ‘Russell Mark’ in 6th paragraph) By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) - As Japan gears up to [more…]

Brazil gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse

Brazil gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse

Published 03/05/2018

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A sexual abuse scandal is engulfing Brazilian gymnastics this week as a former national coach has come under investigation for allegedly [more…]

IOC to support Korea peace talks with sports initiatives: Bach

IOC to support Korea peace talks with sports initiatives: Bach

Published 03/05/2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the request of North and South Korea, will support peace talks on the Korean peninsula [more…]

Golf: From stopping pucks to sinking putts, Henderson switch pays off

Golf: From stopping pucks to sinking putts, Henderson switch pays off

Published 13/04/2018

(Reuters) - Canadian Brooke Henderson gave up ice hockey six years ago to focus on golf but the former goaltender says the time ‘between the [more…]