• New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress
    Reuters5 hours ago

    New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress

    By Alexander Smith LONDON (Reuters) - British Cycling's incoming performance director promised rapid action in areas including leadership and governance on Wednesday, but said the body did not require wholesale change. Stephen Park, who steps down as manager of Britain's successful Olympic

  • Under suspicion, Fredericks urged to step aside from IAAF
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    Under suspicion, Fredericks urged to step aside from IAAF

    Under investigation by an Olympic ethics panel over a $300,000 payment he received, IAAF Council member Frank Fredericks has been urged by a colleague to step aside from the governing body's work. European Athletics president Svein-Arne Hansen's call to Fredericks on Wednesday came three weeks

  • Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping
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    Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

    Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. The disqualifications of Bespalova and Khanafeeva

  • South Korea's Olympic ringers sing their way onto the team
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    South Korea's Olympic ringers sing their way onto the team

    To earn a place on South Korea's team for next year's Olympics, you may need to brush up on your singing. A rendition of the national anthem in front of immigration officials is a daunting but necessary hurdle faced by the many foreign-born athletes seeking to represent the home team at the