Vladimir Putin has been accused of being gay by a new biography. It also alleges that the Russian President did not have an affair with Olympic gymnast, Alina Kabaeva, which was highly publicised by his PR team because of his homosexual tendencies. Show More Summary
Everyone agrees about Clare Balding’s broadcasting talent. The sports presenter turned in a winning performance during the London Olympics, covering the Games with authority, warmth and wit. Outside the sports arena, however, I fear Balding is less sure-footed. On Desert Island Discs this week she admitted to boycotting the Open golf championship at a club [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — When Olympic skier Bode Miller handed his infant son to the baby's mother in a courtroom this week, she was handed a victory — for now — in a case that became a rallying point for women's-rights advocates.
MOSCOW – The woes continue for the Sochi Olympic torch relay. On Wednesday, the Russian tabloid website LifeNews.ru posted video that appears to show the torch lighting a runner’s sleeve on fire after flames fell onto his jacket. The fire on his jacket was reportedly...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing for the World Cup and Olympics is putting Brazil's reputation on the line, giving South America's biggest country a chance to boost its profile while also exposing it to mounting pressure and unrelenting scrutiny.
Problems at stadiums being built or renovated in Brazil for next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics:
A look at problems that have been suffered by some of the stadiums being built or renovated for next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics:
MOSCOW (AP) — Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.
NEW YORK — The nine-month-old son of Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller will, for now, live with his mother, a court ruled on Monday — in a custody battle with the baby's father that has raised questions about the rights of pregnant women to relocate. Mi …
American boxing fans, settling in to watch the Manny Pacquiao fight this past Saturday night, probably weren’t too excited to see, leading the broadcast, a flyweight named Zou Shiming. Zou is a boxer whose assets include two OlympicShow More Summary
First there was the struggle to make women’s ski jumping an Olympic sport. Now the American team just wants to win.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9 billion worth of contracts in a hotly contested auction as the country overhauls crowded terminals ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics...
“Yeah, we took your rainbow. Suck it gays! Just... don’t do it in Russia,” shouts Stephen Colbert, celebrating the decision to make Winter Olympics volunteers in Sochi wear overtly colorful uniforms, ostensibly to draw attention away from athletes and supporters protesting Russia’s draconian anti-gay laws.
Many people who have been to Rio de Janeiro (including myself) were surprised when the city was selected for the 2016 Olympics due to the rampant crime and pollution in the city. Now, as expected, experts are warning that efforts to curtail both are well behind schedule and could present dangers for athletes and visitors […]
Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.
DENVER (AP) — Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery.