• Durban may be unable to host 2022 Commonwealth Games: SA Minister
    Reuters41 minutes ago

    Durban may be unable to host 2022 Commonwealth Games: SA Minister

    Durban may not be able to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to the cost of staging the event, South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Tuesday. South African officials said in December that they remained "fully committed" to hosting the event despite falling short of requirements

  • Rights groups praise IOC's revised Games contract
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    Rights groups praise IOC's revised Games contract

    A new contract for future Olympic Games hosts that makes the protection of human rights a core requirement earned praise from rights groups on Tuesday who say preparations of major sports events lead to rights violations. The International Olympic Committee has now made a specific reference to the protection

  • Former Soviet gymnast Korbut sells off Olympic medals
    Reuters

    Former Soviet gymnast Korbut sells off Olympic medals

    (Reuters) - Olga Korbut, the gymnastics darling of the 1972 Munich Olympics who has apparently fallen on hard times, has sold off her Games medals and other trophies through a U.S. auction house. Thirty-two lots, including two golds and a silver from the Munich Olympics, fetched $333,500 in a weekend

  • Russian athletes fight back against doping, state control
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    Russian athletes fight back against doping, state control

    A group of Russian track and field athletes want to beat dopers with science and show that their country can win cleanly. Formed in the shadow of Russia's doping scandals, the Rocket Science Project is hoping to encourage whistleblowers and create an independent training camp with a strict no-drugs