• Egypt's 'Cool Runnings' Special Olympians train for snowshoeing - on sand
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Egypt's 'Cool Runnings' Special Olympians train for snowshoeing - on sand

    By Mohamed Zaki ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - For Egypt's Special Olympics athletes, a lack of snow in their homeland did not stop them winning medals at this year's Winter Games. Egypt sent 20 athletes to the Games to compete in snowshoeing and floor hockey, selecting them from local track

  • Cycling: Van Vleuten takes Izoard stage on La Course by Le Tour
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Cycling: Van Vleuten takes Izoard stage on La Course by Le Tour

    COL D'IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands attacked four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the finish on Thursday to win the first stage of La Course by Le Tour, the women's race run by Tour de France organizers ASO. A few hours before the Tour's 18th stage finishes

  • Medals all around! Plenty of gold, silver, bronze at worlds
    The Associated Press

    Medals all around! Plenty of gold, silver, bronze at worlds

    Not everyone gets a medal at the world aquatic championships. A plethora of titles are being handed out along the banks of Danube, far more than are available at the Olympics, though there are some downright puzzling events. ''I get many questions online,'' Russia's Svetlana Kolesnichenko

  • Twichell gives US its 1st gold of world championships
    The Associated Press

    Twichell gives US its 1st gold of world championships

    The United States claimed its first gold medal of the world championships with another victory in the women's 5-kilometer open water race. Ashley Twichell crossed the line Wednesday 3.5 seconds ahead of Aurelie Muller of France, giving the Americans their third straight world title in the shortest