Olympics

China Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola sign Olympic deal to 2032

China Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola sign Olympic deal to 2032

Published 24/06/2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - China Mengniu Dairy and Coca-Cola have signed a multi-year global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 [more…]

Olympics: Bach says ‘impressed’ with Queensland 2032 bid plans

Olympics: Bach says ‘impressed’ with Queensland 2032 bid plans

Published 06/05/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has praised Southeast Queensland’s early planning for a potential bid for the 2032 Summer Games after [more…]

Superfan Yamada dies with unfulfilled Tokyo 2020 dream

Superfan Yamada dies with unfulfilled Tokyo 2020 dream

Published 18/03/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Superfan Naotoshi Yamada, famous in Japan for having been to every Summer Games since 1964, has died aged 92 with an unfulfilled [more…]

Olympics: Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

Olympics: Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

Published 04/03/2019

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Cricket will return to the next Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022 after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) added it to its [more…]

Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad re-elected Asia chief amid Swiss probe

Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad re-elected Asia chief amid Swiss probe

Published 04/03/2019

(Reuters) - Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been re-elected president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) for an eighth term despite being embroiled in [more…]

Olympic spirit back in Sarajevo, bridging ethnic divides

Olympic spirit back in Sarajevo, bridging ethnic divides

Published 08/02/2019

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Olympic spirit is back in Sarajevo after rival Bosnian ethnic elites set aside their differences to host the largest sport event [more…]

World body to lift Russia’s doping ban

World body to lift Russia’s doping ban

Published 08/02/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday it would lift the ban on Russian Para athletes by March 15, but only [more…]

Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo

Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo

Published 08/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Like a wave originating thousands of kilometers out in the deep ocean before crashing onto a distant beach, so surfing’s inclusion in [more…]

Bosnia’s sole female coppersmith keeps flame burning for dwindling art

Bosnia’s sole female coppersmith keeps flame burning for dwindling art

Published 05/02/2019

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Nermina Alic learned her trade as a coppersmith from her watching father as a child. Now she is hoping her skills - [more…]

Athletics: Defending champion Kipchoge to run 2019 London Marathon,…

Athletics: Defending champion Kipchoge to run 2019 London Marathon,…

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - Kenya’s world record holder and defending champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the London Marathon this year, setting up a mouth-watering clash with [more…]