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North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:54:41 -0500

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Olympic officials arrived in Switzerland on Thursday ahead of weekend talks at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to finalize Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Games in South Korea next month.(image)



IOC tests over 14,000 athletes ahead of Winter Olympics

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:01:00 -0500

(Reuters) - Over 14,000 doping tests have been conducted ahead of next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an effort to protect clean athletes and safeguard the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.(image)



Back with old sponsor, Patrick seeks car for Daytona and Indy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:44:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Danica Patrick has found a sponsor for the final two races of her career at this year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. All she needs now is some wheels.(image)



Triathlon: ITU launches investigation into Schoeman allegations

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:35:54 -0500

(Reuters) - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has launched an investigation into allegations that Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman of South Africa failed a doping test at the Rio Games in 2016, the ruling body said in a statement on Thursday.(image)



Rallying: Sainz takes another step towards Dakar victory

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:51:46 -0500

(Reuters) - Carlos Sainz moved a step closer to a second Dakar win on Thursday after finishing the 12th stage with a 44 minute lead over Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel and two days remaining.(image)



Djokovic survives Melbourne furnace to beat Monfils

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:28:19 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times champion Novak Djokovic emerged from the Rod Laver Arena furnace and into the third round of the Australian Open after putting suffering Gael Monfils out of his misery with a scrappy victory on Thursday.(image)



Beijing Games could help end NHL/IOC standoff

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:17:39 -0500

(Reuters) - Since saying "I do" to the International Olympic Committee in 1998 the National Hockey League and Winter Games have endured an often tumultuous relationship, one that ended last year in an acrimonious separation.(image)



Zagitova leads, Russian pairs sweep podium at Europeans

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:06:00 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as Russians pairs swept the podium on home ice.(image)



Russia chooses neutral gray for Winter Olympians' outfits

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian competitors at next month's Winter Olympics will be kitted out in predominantly gray uniforms with no national markings, in keeping with their status as neutral athletes after the national team was barred over doping allegations.(image)



Wilander fears Rod Laver slot may inhibit Kyrgios vs. Tsonga

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:03:56 -0500

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian Open third round on Friday, according to former champion Mats Wilander.(image)