Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement
MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.
'Auf Wiedersehen Innsbruck': Olympics 'disappointed' by Winter Games snub
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed that the voters in Innsbruck stopped the city's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Innsbruck bid for 2026 Winter Olympics set for rejection in referendum
VIENNA (Reuters) - Innsbruck's plan to bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics is set to be rejected in a local referendum, with more than 53 percent of voters saying no and only a small number of postal ballot papers still to be counted.
Figure skating: Gold pulls out of Grand Prix events, Olympic hopes dim
(Reuters) - Figure skater Gracie Gold's chances of making the United States Olympic team have diminished after she withdrew from two events in next month's Grand Prix series for personal reasons.
Olympics: U.S. eager for Winter Games despite L.A. 2028 commitment
(Reuters) - U.S. Olympic officials are eager to see the Winter Games return to the country in 2026 or 2030 even though doing so would create challenges for Los Angeles as it prepares to host the Summer Games in 2028.
Japan vows no more deaths from overwork while building Olympic arena
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese sports official promised on Friday to work with the builder of a showpiece stadium for the 2020 Olympics to stamp out "death by overwork", a designation authorities applied last week to the suicide of a stadium worker.
After NHL snub, Russian league becomes springboard to Olympics
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Often seen as a destination for veterans or those struggling for ice-time in North America's National Hockey League (NHL), the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has suddenly become a haven for Russians with Olympic aspirations.
Ice hockey-After NHL snub, Russian league becomes springboard to Olympics
MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Often seen as a destination for veterans or those struggling for ice-time in North America's National Hockey League (NHL), the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has suddenly become a haven for Russians with Olympic aspirations.
Brazil Olympic committee chief resigns amid bribe scandal
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's Olympics committee announced his resignation on Wednesday following his arrest last week for arranging alleged bribes to win Rio de Janeiro's selection as host of the 2016 Summer Games.
AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body
(Reuters) - The International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport's governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.
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