Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 12:27 GMT

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan.

Olympic champ Biles victorious in return to gymnastics competition

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 - 04:30 GMT

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles made a triumphant, if imperfect, return to competition Saturday, winning the senior all-around crown at the US Classic in Columbus, Ohio.

'First lady of Polish sport' Irena Szewinska dies at 72

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 - 04:00 GMT

Polish track star Irena Szewinska, who won Olympic gold medals in three different events, died on Friday night aged 72, her husband and former coach Janusz Szewinski said.

Olympic champion Ohuruogu hangs up spikes

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 - 02:00 GMT

British athletics great Christine Ohuruogu who was crowned 2008 Olympic champion in the women's 400 metres announced she is retiring on Saturday.

Sprint king Bolt to get his Dortmund trial on Friday

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will train with Borussia Dortmund on Friday as the retired Jamaican sprinter fulfils his ambition to workout with a major professional soccer team, the German club said on Thursday.

North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with U.S.

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 01:49 GMT

Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States.

Olympics-Cross-country skiing-Swiss "Super Dario" takes 15km gold

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 09:26 GMT

Switzerland's Dario Cologna crushed the field in the men's 15 km freestyle race to take his third successive Olympic title over the distance, winning gold in a time of 33:43.9 minutes

Russians suffer Slovakia upset in Games opener

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 05:30 GMT

Ceresnak, who plays in the Czech league, said his slap shot had been the most important goal of his career.

S. Korea president holds meeting with N. Korea's titular head of state

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 09:22 GMT

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam.

Pope praises joint Korean Olympic teams, Vatican willing to back peace initiatives

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 - 01:33 GMT

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics raised hopes for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.

Ohno looks for big showing from hosts in short track

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 03:14 GMT

American Apolo Anton Ohno recalls the lift that racing at home in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City gave him.

Cross-country skiing's Northug out of Norwegian team for Pyeongchang

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 03:10 GMT

Norway’s double Olympic cross-country skiing gold medalist Petter Northug will not be going to Pyeongchang for next month’s Winter Olympics.

Two Koreas to finalise historic Olympic deal at IOC's Switzerland headquarters

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 - 09:23 GMT

After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South.

N. Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to applaud

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 09:49 GMT

North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month.

N. Korea offers talks on sending art troupe to Olympics

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 09:24 GMT

North Korea has proposed talks next week to discuss its plan to send a performing art troupe to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 - 01:51 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

North Korea to send Olympics team to South

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 - 10:46 GMT

North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said.

N. Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 11:02 GMT

North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was "likely to participate" in next month's Winter Games in South Korea.

Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of 'squat' toilets for tourists

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 - 10:16 GMT

Japan has launched a campaign to convert unpopular Asian-style squat toilets into sit-on "western" models, as the nation prepares to welcome tens of millions of foreign tourists.

Russia will defend athletes after Olympic medals lost over doping

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 12:18 GMT

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia would take measures to defend the interests of the athletes who were disqualified and stripped of medals.