House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organized sports.
Olympics-IOC to implement 25 recommendations to promote gender equality
March 8 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to implement 25 recommendations from its Gender Equality Review Project which aims to promote non-discrimination and greater participation by women across all aspects of sport, it said on Thursday.
North, South Korea won't march together at Paralympics amid flag row
SEOUL (Reuters) - South and North Korea will not march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics, as they did at the Olympics last month, because they cannot agree on a united flag that erases islands disputed with Japan, officials said.
U.N. envoy seeks rights dialogue with North Korea after tensions ease
GENEVA (Reuters) - An easing of international tensions with North Korea should lead to dialogue with Pyongyang to prevent continued "grave abuses" such as torture and political prison camps, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday.
South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' the new face of LG Elec's vacuum cleaners
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's women curlers, dubbed the "Garlic Girls" after their garlic-farming hometown, have become the faces of LG Electronics' new cordless vacuum cleaners.
Athletics: IAAF extends Russia's ban, warns of new sanctions
(Reuters) - Russia's ban from international athletics over widespread doping was extended by the sport's governing body on Tuesday and the country was warned it could face further sanctions this year.
UPDATE 1-Athletics-IAAF extends Russia's ban, warns of new sanctions
March 6 (Reuters) - Russia's ban from international athletics over widespread doping was extended by the sport's governing body on Tuesday and the country was warned it could face further sanctions this year.
Biathlon: Olympic champion Samuelsson to boycott Russian event
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Olympic biathlon champion Sebastian Samuelsson has told Reuters he will boycott the final World Cup event of the year in Russia over continuing concerns about the country's anti-doping record.
ADVISORY--Article on Eritrean Olympian saying relative kidnapped withdrawn
March 6 (Reuters) - The story “Eritrean Olympian says relative kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai” dated July 13, 2013 is withdrawn. A review of the article determined it did not meet Reuters sourcing standards.
Boxing Barbie based on British champ delivers body blow to sexist stereotypes
LONDON, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Barbie doll in the likeness of British Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, complete with "boxing gloves to shatter any glass ceiling," has been unveiled to mark International Women's Day.
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