Latest in Tag: Olympics Highlight
Latest in Tag: Olympics
Following the CAS verdict on Russia’s track and field ban for Rio, the IOC must follow up by excluding Russia completely, says DW’s Stefan Nestler. Yet such a step should only be the beginning.
A report into allegations of state-sponsored Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is to be published in Toronto. Draft requests to ban Russia from Rio have already circulated, prompting separate criticism.
Athletes from one sport should not be punished for the sins of those from another, IOC president Thomas Bach has said. Bach’s comments suggest Russia may not be banned from the Olympics altogether for systematic doping.
World number three golfer Jordan Spieth has pulled out of next month’s Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus. The American’s withdrawal deprives the Games in Rio of the sport’s top four players.
Russia has filed an appeal against the doping ban barring its athletics team from competing at the Rio Olympics. Under the current criteria, only two athletes could take part, the Russian Olympic Committee said.
With little over a month until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, state authorities are grappling with the dual dilemma of worsening public security while on the brink of bankruptcy, reports Donna Bowater.
The IAAF have given the green light for Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics as a neutral athlete, with the middle distance runner granted “exceptional eligibility.”
The International Olympic Committee is standing by a doping ban against Russia from the IAAF athletics body. However, the IOC president made it clear that some Russians might compete in Rio’s track and field events.
The World Health Organization has rebuffed a call from health experts to postpone or move the Rio Summer Olympics over the Zika Virus. Health experts had called for the games to be postponed.
Egyptian teams scored a number of victories at the 2016 ATU Triathlon African Cup & Pan Arab Championships, organised by Alameda Triathlons and the Arab Triathlon Confederation, which concluded its events in Sharm El-Sheikh on 2 April. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving swimming, cycling and running. The sport is included as an Olympian sport. The sport is performed both individually …
Also in the women’s individual compound competition, Egyptian Nancy El-Gibily won the bronze medal, while the gold medal went to Namibian Beanta Viviers
Aruba qualified for the first time for the Olympics in taekwondo with female player Monica Pimentel
The WADA will re-test samples from the two previous Summer Olympics to make sure no cheaters compete this year. They will use advancements in testing technology to weed out offenders.
Darwish’s most recent victory came inthe European Judo Open 2016, held in January in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia
On 21 January, the Egyptian team defeated Algeria, 22-18
This championship will not only be the qualifier for the Olympic Games but also for the World Men’s Handball Championship in France from 11 to 27 January 2017.
Success in reaching Olympic Games is a first for the small Gulf nation
First Munich, then Boston and now Hamburg: Put it to a vote, and residents seem to reject Olympic bids. Why? Reasons abound – from unpredictable costs and safety concerns through to world sport’s waning credibility. Selling the Olympic dream to the public is turning into such a challenge that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should …
People in Hamburg and Kiel are voting in a referendum on Hamburg’s bid to host the Olympics in 2024. Opinion polls point to a majority of ‘yes’ votes, but costs and security concerns have boosted the ‘no’ camp. Polling stations in both cities opened on Sunday morning and will be open until 6:00 p.m. local …
The president of the International Olympic Committee says highly qualified athletes who are refugees can compete in the Olympic Games. UN member states are urged to help the IOC identify talented refugee athletes. Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, said that athletes who are refugees will be allowed to compete for the first time …
The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Rights groups have urged China to fully respect its “human rights obligations in the preparation and hosting of the Games.” The Chinese capital beat Almaty in a secret ballot of 85 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. …
Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say they’ll have more than double the number of security personnel as London had at the previous games. Pollution in Brazil has also been under the microscope. At an event held Thursday to mark 53 weeks until South America’s first ever Olympic Games, Rio’s security secretary …
A bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympics has been withdrawn, with officials citing a lack of support among residents. The US Olympic Committee must make a fast decision if it wants another city in the running. US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun and the leader of Boston's 2024 bid, Steve Pagliuca, made the announcement in a joint…
Players take care of almost all training budgets on their own, says Egyptian triathlete
The world’s number four player, Ashour, beat the world number one, Elshorbagy, in a match that lasted 90 minutes
The second week of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi saw some of the most intense and exciting moments of the games.
Norway leads the medal count with 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze, followed by Canada (4 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) and Germany (4 gold, 1 silver, no bronze).
The opening ceremony in Palembang, a city on Sumatra Island, was modest, reflecting the lack of funding for the event.
Ashour first Egyptian to win Squash British Open since 1966
London (AFP) — With the London Olympics set to wrap up Sunday, analysts said Britain’s recession-hit economy was unlikely to have won a major boost from the Games that have been a triumph for the nation’s athletes. While Britain’s construction sector benefited hugely before the Olympics, experts have said the 17-day sporting spectacle had not …