Olympics: Tokyo 2020 marathon to end with grueling incline
TOKYO (Reuters) - The route for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon was announced on Thursday with the main feature being a steep incline to finish the race at the newly built Olympic stadium.
Athletics: CAS decision imminent on Jamaica's Carter
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt and his former Jamaica team mates are set to learn whether their 4x100 meters relay gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be restored, with a ruling over the Nesta Carter doping case expected to land on Thursday.
Ex-officials in gymnastics sex abuse scandal subpoenaed by U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. marshals served a subpoena on Wednesday on former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to compel her to appear before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on June 5 on efforts to protect athletes from abuse, a committee spokesman said.
China's Hebei province targets $23 billion 'ice and snow' industry by 2025
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Northern China's Hebei province will build winter sports and tourism facilities to create an "ice and snow industry" worth as much as 150 billion yuan ($23.33 billion) a year by 2025, the provincial government said on Wednesday.
Ex-Michigan State University head to testify to Congress on abuse of athletes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Michigan State University President and a former USA Gymnastics President will testify June 5 to a U.S. Senate committee about efforts to protect athletes from abuse following the scandal of the gymnastics team doctor's sexual assault of gymnasts, the panel said on Tuesday.
INTERVIEW-Athletics-Prominent Kenyan coach offers to train Indian marathon talent Budhia Singh
May 29 (Reuters) - No one in the history of marathon has won nine out of 10 races, including an Olympic gold, except Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge.
Ex-fencer Pozdnyakov elected Russian Olympic chief
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former fencer Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday as the country works to regain the trust of international sports bodies after a string of doping scandals.
UPDATE 2-Ex-fencer Pozdnyakov elected Russian Olympic chief
MOSCOW, May 29 (Reuters) - Former fencer Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday as the country works to regain the trust of international sports bodies after a string of doping scandals.
Soccer: Barca alumnus Lee stakes claim for World Cup graduation
SEOUL (Reuters) - Son Heung-min's long-range blast set South Korea on their way to a 2-0 win over Honduras in a World Cup warm-up on Monday but it was the performance of impish forward Lee Seung-woo on his senior national team debut that really caught the eye.
REFILE-FEATURE-Olympics-Sporting events put Japan businesses in the mood for love
TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) - As Japan gears up to host the Rugby World Cup and Olympic Games in consecutive years, many businesses are seizing on the opportunity to capitalize on the influx of tourists, media and athletes for both big events.
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