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Wlodarczyk's world record provides ISTAF highlight

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw.

South Korea swipe at 'show off' opening ceremonies

Organisers of the Asian Games opening ceremony took a pot-shot at previous extravaganzas Friday when they said they won't "simply show off" at next month's event in South Korea. Artistic director Jang Jin took aim at Olympic ceremonies in Beijing, London and Sochi as he unveiled details of Incheon's K-Pop-influenced show on September 19. Show More Summary

David Rushida finishes 3rd in 800m at Weltklasse

ZURICH (AP) — World record holder and Olympic gold medalist David Rushida could only finish third in the 800 meters at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich, behind Botswana's Nijel Amos and Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti.

Amos beats Rudisha again, Merritt cruises home

Botswana's Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men's 800 meters at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Amos surged down the home straight to win while Rudisha, who tried...Show More Summary

Rio organizers launch volunteer registration program

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games organizers on Thursday launched their bid to recruit 70,000 volunteers for the first Games to be held in South America. Organizers opened a registration process running to November 15 for would-be helpers aged 18 and above via the www.rio2016.com website, dubbing volunteers "the soul" of the Games. Show More Summary

Asian Games - N.Korea retracts decision to send cheerleaders

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- North Korea said Thursday it would not send any cheerleaders to accompany its athletes at next month's Asian Games in South Korea. The decision was announced by Son Kwang-Ho, vice president of North Korea's National Olympic Committee, according to the South's Yonhap news agency. Show More Summary

Youth Olympics close with spectacular ceremony

(Reuters) - The second Youth Olympics concluded in Nanjing on Thursday after a spectacular closing ceremony and a glowing endorsement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Around 2,000 performers were involved in the ceremony, which was attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the IOC president Thomas Bach. Show More Summary

China showcases future Olympic stars as curtain falls

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Up to 2,000 performers will feature at the closing ceremony for the Youth Olympics in China's Nanjing city Thursday after 12 days of competition that showcased the sporting superstars of the future. "Our athletes claimed 37 golds, 13 silvers and 13 bronzes," Xiao told the official news agency Xinhua, adding the tally "ranked the first in the Games". Show More Summary

Gold medal swimmer Ye enrolls in top China college

BEIJING (AP) — China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman.

Double delight for Japanese at world judo championships

Japanese pair Riki Nakaya and Nae Udaka continued their country's dominance of the judo World Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia, by taking gold medals on Wednesday. London Olympics silver-medallist Nakaya won the men's under-73kg division by beating North Korea's shock finalist Hong Kuk Hyon. Show More Summary

Figure skating medal sweep no fluke, says Japan Olympic champ

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Japan's figure skating king Yuzuru Hanyu on Wednesday warned rivals that his Olympic and world gold medal double earlier this year was no fluke, promising more fireworks in the new season. The 19-year-old, who also won the Grand Prix...Show More Summary

Placido Domingo seeks new opera stars

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo presented Tuesday the latest edition of Operalia, a competition he described as the "Olympics of the opera". The contest showcasing young opera stars was founded in 1993, and this year 40 singers from 17 countries including the United States, Russia and China are taking part.

Biathlon - Olympic champ Fourcade has glandular fever

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- France's double Olympic biathlon champion Martin Fourcade's season preparations have been hampered by glandular fever. The illness, which leaves the sufferer feeling extremely tired, could hinder the 25-year-old's bid to compete in both the biathlon World Cup, which he has won for the past three seasons, and World Cup cross-country events. Show More Summary

Basketball - Women's NBA stars named for US worlds camp

- USA Basketball named a squad of 27 Women's NBA stars for their camp that will eventually produce the American squad that will defend the crown in the upcoming World Championships in Turkey. Three-time Olympic gold medal winners Sue...Show More Summary

Swim star Phelps' form suggests Olympics story not over

Michael Phelps showed he could be on track for even more Olympic glory after making a winning return to international competition just a few months after coming out of retirement. Phelps, who will be 31 by the time of the Rio Games, won three gold medals at the Pan Pacific Championships on Australia's Gold Coast, which ended Sunday.

Shoulder surgery for world swim champ Campbell

Australia's Cate Campbell said she's willing to sacrifice her world sprint freestyle title in order to be fit for the 2016 Olympics after announcing a shoulder operation to end months of chronic pain. The world, Commonwealth Games and...Show More Summary

Swim star Phelps' form suggests Olympics story not over

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Michael Phelps showed he could be on track for even more Olympic glory after making a winning return to international competition just a few months after coming out of retirement. Phelps, who will be 31 by the time of the Rio Games, won three gold medals at the Pan Pacific Championships on Australia's Gold Coast, which ended Sunday.

Bolt ends season, will not run in Zurich

(Reuters) - World record holder and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday's IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said on Sunday. The decision,...Show More Summary

Phelps pips Lochte to 200m medley final at Pan Pacs

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte lost out on a final spot to Michael Phelps in the 200 metres individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Teammate Tyler Clary swam a faster time (1min 58.70sec) after being...Show More Summary

Pellegrini claims third European 200m freestyle title

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Federica Pellegrini proved once again she is Europe's queen of the 200m freestyle after claiming her third straight title at the European Championships in Berlin on Saturday. The Italian has topped the podium at Olympic, world and European...Show More Summary

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