LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko was stripped of her gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday, the latest athlete sanctioned after being caught in the retesting of stored doping samples.Lysenko tested positive for the steroid turinabol and ...
Oct 12, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Police are blocking Ireland's top four Olympic executives from leaving Brazil as their ticket scalping investigation expanded with a raid on the team on the final day of the Rio de Janeiro Games.The Rio police force ...
Aug 22, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best.Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics - and likely the Olympics altogether - on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a ...
Aug 20, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Joanna Rowsell-Shand was still cherishing her latest Olympic gold medal when teammate Becky James rallied on the final lap of the women's keirin to win a silver of her own.Yes, another British medal haul is ...
Aug 14, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kim Rhode stood at the base of the Olympic podium, unsure of what to do with her hands. She tugged at the bottom of her shirt, adjusted the sleeve, dropped her arms to the sides.Scanning the crowd, she ...
Aug 13, 2016
PRESIDENT Duterte will meet Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz on Thursday in Davao City.Immediately upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Diaz will take a flight to Davao City to meet with Duterte, accompanied by Philippine ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Three golds in four days. The Iron Lady sure has made up for her previous Olympic disappointments.Katinka Hosszu won the 200-meter individual medley on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) to complete a sweep of the IMs."Amazing," said ...
Aug 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - French gymnast Samir Ait Said landed awkwardly on a vault, and a sickening snap echoed throughout the arena. A split second later, he was clutching his contorted left leg, his tibia fractured and his Olympics over.Said was trying ...
Aug 7, 2016
KYRIE Irving and Klay Thompson scored 13 points apiece as Team USA whipped Venezuela, 80-45, in an Olympic tuneup match on Friday in Chicago (Saturday, Manila time).[See Against an overmatched opponent in a friendly, newly-assembled Team USA looks remarkably ...
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Jul 30, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro ...
Jul 25, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says the world's top four male golfers have withdrawn from the games because there is no money to be won - not because of the Zika virus."They tried to ...
Jul 17, 2016
NEW Zealand put an end to Gilas Pilipinas' dream of a return to the Olympics on Wednesday night, hacking out a 89-80 victory behind the torrid scoring of the Webster brothers and a scrappy defense that wore down the Filipinos ...
Jul 6, 2016
NOT to disrespect the host, but it's Canada which has been hovering on fancied France's radar in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila that unfurls next week at the Mall of Asia Arena.Coach Vincent Collet believes the ...
Jul 1, 2016
WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.Sidney Levy, chief executive officer of the Rio Organizing Committee, said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that keeping athletes and ...
Jun 29, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome.In a statement, the city said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila ...
May 31, 2016
SYDNEY - Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer "near complete" antiviral protect against the Zika virus.The Australian Olympic Committee announced the health measure for the Aug. 5-21 Olympics ...
May 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS - He looms as the country's biggest bet for a first ever gold medal should professional fighters be allowed to compete in the Olympics.And to think Manny Pacquiao was once rebuffed from the national team for not 'being good ...
Apr 11, 2016
FIBA on Tuesday bared how the draw for the 2015 Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be conducted, raising the probability that Gilas Pilipinas will face either France or Greece and Canada or Czech Republic in the Manila qualifier that will stake a lone ...
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Jan 26, 2016
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THE Fiba Executive Committee on Tuesday night awarded the Philippines the right to host an Olympic Qualifying Tournament, giving Gilas Pilipinas the chance to play before home fans when it guns for a historic place in the basketball competitions of the coming ...
Jan 19, 2016
MIAMI - Kobe Bryant is passing the Olympic torch.Bryant revealed on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) that he is removing himself from consideration for a spot on the US team that will compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer, meaning the ...
Jan 17, 2016
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