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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

Picture China: Landslide Rescue, Panda Triplets, Youth Olympics Ends

The day's China news in pictures: Rescuers work at a landslide site, experts conduct a health test for one-month-old panda triplets, the Youth Olympics closes in Nanjing and more.

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.

Hey! Is That a Huge Richard Serra Sculpture at Paul Allen's Private Peninsula Lair?

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

'WELL, THAT'S A LOT OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS THERE' That rusty-colored sculpture on the left sure looks like a steel installation by the artist whose Wake is a centerpiece of Olympic Sculpture Park. People on Lopez Island talk about Paul Allen; he just comes up in conversation. Show More Summary

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

More scrutiny on RG3’s throwing mechanics

When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III burst onto the scene with a spectacular rookie year in 2012, he was like nothing the NFL had seen before: A good enough athlete that he could have been an Olympic hurdler, playing the quarterback position. But when Griffin’s rookie year ended with a major knee injury, and he…

Rio organizers launch volunteer registration program

12 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

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

‘Foxcatcher’ Trailer: There Are Some Psychological Issues to Take Care Of

14 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Here’s another terrific new Foxcatcher teaser. Bennett Miller‘s new film is based on a true story about a wealthy guy (Steve Carell) who builds a facility to train wrestlers in the hope of winning gold at the 1988 Olympics. The wrestler...Show More Summary

U.S. team finishes Youth Olympic Games with 22 medals

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After nearly two weeks of competition, the U.S. team finished the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, with 22 medals -- 10 gold, five silver and seven bronze.

Anti-doping officials begin enforcement of new substance bans

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Following reports that Russian athletes inhaled xenon to boost their performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced it will begin enforcing a new ban on the gas beginning early next week.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 18

ABC’s “Good Morning America” begins its third year as the most-watched morning show. The only weeks “GMA” has lost to NBC’s “Today” since the 2012 London Olympics, were the two weeks of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. But compared to the same week last year, only “CBS This Morning” showed total viewer growth. Show More Summary

Asian Games - N.Korea retracts decision to send cheerleaders

16 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

- 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

What to watch in FIBA World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games -- the Americans winning both -- and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Russian Photographer Visits Sochi, Calls it a Ghost Town

17 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy returned to the Sochi area just six months after the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and found it practically deserted. Belenkiy visited Rosa Khutor, a small town near Sochi that hosted the alpine skiiing games. 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

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

After starring for the United States in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony all declined to participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Big men Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge joined them. Blake...Show More Summary

Powerhouse on Field Looks to Have a Similar Presence on TV

The new SEC Network will broadcast 45 football games, as well as basketball games and Olympic sports, to more than 62 million households nationwide.

Triathlon embraces the Youth Olympic Spirit

"It wasn’t adequate,” Murray said, “The wheel was bent. It was very heavy. The components were very old. It was just a slow bike.”A decent training session is hard to come by for Boris – as he is not used to the smooth roads and calm water of Nanjing. Show More Summary

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