Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tag Archives: Olympic

US gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, sits in the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

(Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook) NEW YORK: The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp. Nassar is serving a ...

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Record-setting Savchenko-Massot win emotional pairs skating gold

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GANGNEUNG:  Aljona Savchenko promised Bruno Massot that they would win Olympic pairs figure skating gold and they did it in style with a magical record-breaking free dance – and promptly burst into floods of tears. The German duo’s sensational four-and-a-half-minute routine just denied China’s world champions Sui Wenjing and Han ...

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Winter Olympics begin

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SEOUL: In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, ...

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T10 cricket is ideal for Olympics, says Eoin Morgan

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LONDON: Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week for the inaugural Ten10 league. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for a further push to take cricket into the ...

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Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

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LONDON: British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title on late night winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012. The 34-year-old, who will bid to add a third successive world double in the 5000m later in the ...

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Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold over teammate’s failed dope test

LAUSANNE: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means ...

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