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In a move to spread Olympic and winter sport spirit across the country and to promote its own bid, Beijing's Olympic committee has released 10 tunes that are certain to be the songs of Winter 2022, highlighted by a performance by pop sensation and all-around Renaissance man Jackie Chan. [ more › ]
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While archery is unlikely to ever become as high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club regularly attract former Olympic greats. At over 50 years old, Canberra Archery Club in Lyneham is the city’s oldest. It has around 200 members [...]
The news is being hailed as a major victory for human rights.
By Gav Duthie: James 'Chunky' DeGale is the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a world title. 22 fights, 1 loss, 3 promoters, several contract disputes, the death of a boxing friend and finally [...] More boxing news on BoxingNews24.com
From finding a new way to treat breast cancer to raising awareness about mental health issues to earning gold medals at the Olympics, this year's crop of high school seniors already boast impressive resumes. Based on reader nominations,...Show More Summary
Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh has withdrawn from a beach volleyball tournament in Russia and flown home to seek treatment for an injured right shoulder.
Update: In the wake of Wednesday’s arrests over allegations of systemic bribery and corruption in FIFA, the organization is in shambles. In 2014, we built a quiz asking readers if they could identify FIFA's many alleged corrupt practices. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, former New York governor George Pataki visited New Hampshire, like he does every four years. He knows that you noticed; he has told several crowds, “I make a joke that every four years, there’s the Olympics, there’s the World Cup, and I come to New Hampshire thinking about... More »
The sexy male body was used to sell everything from the Olympics to chewing gum. Sometimes it's an athletic young man completely starkers, other times it's a knowing wink, and sometimes it's just plain silly. These posters seem particularly coded to our modern eyes. poster_leadx400.jpg read more
Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. Show More Summary
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, talks with Rachel Maddow about the arrests of nine FIFA officials on...
Since turning pro after winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, Anthony Joshua has had to cope with the pressure of being viewed as a future heavyweight world champion. When you look at him, it is easy to understand why. Joshua is a mountain of a man. Show More Summary
To help promote both this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles (July 25-August 2 to be exact) and Special Olympics Canada, Grey’s Toronto office has launched a campaign that essentially proclaims sports to be “the...Show More Summary
The Washington Post has put together a chart illustrating the body counts of workers involved in construction for the last four Olympics and two World Cups, and compared them to the reported death toll for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Read more...
The NBA finals isn’t the only must-watch event this summer.
Via Eurasianet: Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council has struck down a controversial law that would have outlawed “propaganda” of homosexuality to minors, amid signs the legislation was damaging the country’s bid to host the Winter Olympics. Show More Summary
As the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup season begins to heat up with increasing competition for Olympic quota places and Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS), the Rifle and Pistol athletes of the USA Shooting Team look to bring home gold as they travel to Munich, Germany, May 26-June 6. Show More Summary