• Olympics-France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great
    Reuters1 minute ago

    Olympics-France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great

    France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event. Tensions in the region have escalated since reclusive

  • In Shanghai, LA Kings win 1st NHL preseason game in China
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    In Shanghai, LA Kings win 1st NHL preseason game in China

    Building on the support for winter sports in China since Beijing won the 2022 Olympics, the NHL is showcasing two preseason games in an attempt to break into a market and country unfamiliar with hockey. Playing the first NHL game in China, the crowd in Shanghai couldn't have been treated to a more

  • Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive

    President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised a 2024 Olympic Games that transform French sport and praised the International Olympic Committee's decision to keep the dreams of two cities alive by announcing the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024

  • Light heavyweight champ Ward announces retirement
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Light heavyweight champ Ward announces retirement

    (Reuters) - Unified light heavyweight world titleholder and former Olympic champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday. The 33-year-old American, who is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer today, attributed both the physical demands of the sport and a waning desire