Ukrainian gymnast Illia Kovtun shook the hand of the silver medalist he'd just beaten as the two athletes stood on the podium Saturday to accept their medals. He did not extend the same courtesy to the bronze medalist on his left. Ivan Kuliak, a 20-year-old Russian gymnast, was wearing a white "Z" shape on his … Continue reading Russian gymnast slammed for wearing this racist symbol near a Ukrainian champ
Simone Biles was left weighing her Olympic future on Tuesday after dropping out of the women’s gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Summer Games after one disappointing vault saying she had to focus on her mental health. Simone Biles For so long Biles had appeared invincible, racking up 30 world and Olympic medals in a spectacular … Continue reading Biles: I don’t trust myself anymore
The Tokyo Olympics were put off to next year as coronavirus deaths and infections surged in Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with New York warning it is about to get hit by a “bullet train." Stocks soared as Washington lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans … Continue reading US Congress debating a $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans
U.S swimmer Ryan Lochte has become a celebrity of some sort but not for the medals he won in Rio, Brazil. The athlete claimed he and his three other buddies were returning home from a party Saturday night when they were robbed at gunpoint by a group of men who looked like the police--because they … Continue reading U.S swimmer Ryan Lochte Tenders Apology For The Alleged Robbery Claims In Rio, Brazil.
Olympic athletes are fleeing sports venues in Brazil as a wildfire threatens lives and properties. The surging bushfire has taken hold at the Deodoro parkland area in the city’s west. This location is where the mountain bike stadium, canoe slalom course and BMX track are located. Image shows athletes from Spain warming up in a … Continue reading Rio de Janeiro: Wildfire Threatens Olympic Venues In Brazil.
Usain Bolt is having it rough with his health as preparations for 2016 Rio Olympics heat up and there's fear he won't be representing Jamaica in the sports event. He sustained injuries in the first round of his country's Olympic trials in Thursday’s 100m race. Although the world's fastest man won his semi-final heat yesterday, a team … Continue reading Usain Bolt Out Of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro's governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start Aug. 5. Image: Rio 2016 logo. Emergency measures are needed to avoid "a total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management," a decree in the … Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Declares Financial Emergency As Olympics Approach.
Barcelona have confirmed Neymar is to miss the Copa America this summer but will take part in Brazil’s Olympic Games challenge. A statement on the club’s website thanks all parties for coming to an agreement over the forward’s summer programme, after concerns Neymar would be overburdened by a heavy schedule following a long season. “Barcelona … Continue reading Barca: Only Neymar Will Be Released For The Olympics.
The famous Australian award-winning swimmer has publicly apologized for his poor behavior after he was accused of tweaking a man's nipple on-board a flight because the passenger reclined his sit a bit too far. Hackett, 35, has been in a sad mood since last month after his failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics at … Continue reading Olympic Champion Grant Hackett Says He’s Sorry.
HEAD Coach of the national U-23 team, Samson Siasia, is yet to contact Watford sensation Odion Ighalo over the possibility of taking him as one of the three over-aged players to the 2016 Olympic Games. Ighalo, 26, skippered the Samson Siasia – led U20s which lost in the second round of the 2009 Fifa Under … Continue reading Ighalo Undecided On Playing At The Olympics.