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  • Factbox on sports at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon

    (Reuters) - Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 9-October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING - The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008...
  • Swimming-Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

    By SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Reuters) - After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career. Once the world's premier female breaststroke swimmer, the American has set her sights on...
  • China's Li Ning stumbles from gold medal position to no man's land

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - In 2010, former Chinese gymnast Li Ning led a surging $4 billion sportswear business, a gold-medal pinnacle echoing his victories at the 1984 Olympic Games. Now, the Li Ning business is more reminiscent of the ex-sportsman's exit...
  • Factbox on Manchester United's Angel Di Maria

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on Argentina winger Angel Di Maria who joined Manchester United for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds on Tuesday. Full name: Angel Di Maria Born: Feb. 14, 1988, in Rosario, Argentina CLUB CAREER...
  • Canadian shot putter finally gets Beijing bronze

    Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shot put bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday Almost six years after...
  • Williamsburg native Ben Colley expected to make USA Swimming National Team

    WILLIAMSBURG—Ben Colley took a break back here at home this past week between pressure and what may be even more pressure. The former Lafayette High School and local club swimming standout is in position for selection to the USA Swimming National...
  • Rio passes first Olympic test, water quality surprises

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro passed its first 2016 Olympics test with the end of an international sailing regatta on Guanabara Bay, one of the most heavily criticized venues in a city under attack for disorganization and construction delays....
  • Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

    Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo team defeat Australia, 8-6, at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans beat Australia for the...
  • Panasonic eyes $1.5 billion Olympic win with Tokyo Games infrastructure, innovations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic Corp would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an event it hopes will earn it at least $1.5 billion (890 million pounds). As one of the...
  • Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles

    Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles
    Men and women donning fashionable suits and dresses chat over hors d'oeuvres under an enclosure at Pottawatomie Park, as rowing sculls cruise by in the Fox River in St. Charles. It's a scene the west suburb isn't accustomed to, but it's one the city...
  • Entertainer Mitcham feels that competition buzz again

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - From diving in a circus dressed as a bumblebee to battling his inner demons before and after winning Olympic gold, Australian Matthew Mitcham's journey to the Commonwealth Games has been, much like his beloved sport, full of highs...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...