Olympics

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…]

Fired-up hosts look to dominate Gold Coast

Fired-up hosts look to dominate Gold Coast

Published 02/04/2018

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games has become a multi-sports party that struggles to pull high-profile guests but enthusiastic host Australia has promised [more…]

Golf: Balance the key to extending career, says Park

Golf: Balance the key to extending career, says Park

Published 29/03/2018

(Reuters) - With seven major titles and an Olympic gold medal in her trophy cabinet, former world number one Park In-bee says there is really [more…]

Michigan university paid firm to monitor Nassar victims’ social…

Michigan university paid firm to monitor Nassar victims’ social…

Published 29/03/2018

(Reuters) - A public relations firm billed Michigan State University for more than $500,000 for January as it tracked social-media activity surrounding the case of [more…]

South Korea brings curtain down on ‘Peace Games’

South Korea brings curtain down on ‘Peace Games’

Published 26/02/2018

South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. [more…]