• Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'

    By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) - Barred from international competition for nearly 17 months because of the Russian doping scandal, high jumper Maria Lasitskene could threaten the world record at the world championships next month. Lasitskene won gold at the 2015 world championships under

  • Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns
    Reuters

    Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns

    By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world swimming championships will usher in a new era following the retirement of American great Michael Phelps when eight days of racing commence at Budapest's Duna Arena on Sunday. This will be the first global meeting since 1998 without either Phelps, holder

  • Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice
    Reuters

    Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end. Johnson

  • 2 mighty dynasties on display at world championships
    The Associated Press

    2 mighty dynasties on display at world championships

    They're the New England Patriots of the pool, two of the greatest dynasties in sports history, both on display this week in an elegant European capital. When it comes to diving at the world aquatics championships, no one can match the twists and turns of the mighty Chinese. Over at the synchronized