• Kings beat Canucks 4-3 after shootout in China
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Kings beat Canucks 4-3 after shootout in China

    The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the NHL's first preseason games in China. Saturday's game in Beijing caps a push by the National Hockey League to popularize the sport in China ahead of the country's hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Game

  • Winner of 'dirtiest race in history' Alptekin banned for life: Anadolu
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Winner of 'dirtiest race in history' Alptekin banned for life: Anadolu

    Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won Olympic gold at London 2012 before being stripped of the title, has been banned for life by the Turkish Athletics Federation for a third doping offense, state-run Anadolu news agency have reported. Alptekin won the 1500 meters title in London, a race where six of the first

  • French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott
    Reuters5 hours ago

    French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

    French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea. France Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday that if the crisis

  • Olympics: IOC confident over Korea Games as French committee plays down concerns
    Reuters

    Olympics: IOC confident over Korea Games as French committee plays down concerns

    France's Olympic Committee on Friday played down security concerns over next year's winter Games in South Korea, as organizers said athletes' wellbeing was their priority and expressed confidence the event would go ahead. With tensions on the Korean peninsula threatening to bubble over,