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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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How an Olympic volleyball star found purpose after sister's tragic murder

Five-time Olympian Danielle Scott reflects on the alleged murder of her sister and the fight to stay positive after tragedy.
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Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson hits a back flip while pregnant: 'Baby's first flip'

The former Olympic gymnast and her husband, Andrew East, are expecting their first child together after suffering a miscarriage.
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Videos for Olympic Games

Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol [Video]Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol

Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Tiger 'rested and ready' heading into PGA Championship [Video]Tiger 'rested and ready' heading into PGA Championship

Tiger Woods 'rested and ready', Rory McIlroy liking his chances for a win heading into PGA Championship

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

How to work out like Olympic champion Adam Peaty [Video]How to work out like Olympic champion Adam Peaty

Swimmer Adam Peaty gives us the lowdown on how to work out like an Olympic gold medallist.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

Olympic chief has sympathy for Semenya, respects CAS decision [Video]Olympic chief has sympathy for Semenya, respects CAS decision

Olympic chief Thomas Bach said on Saturday he had sympathy for Caster Semenya but respected the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)'s decision that means the South African athlete will have to reduce..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Athletics star Michael Johnson says his recovery from stroke is complete [Video]Athletics star Michael Johnson says his recovery from stroke is complete

Olympic great jokes that his days of record breaking speed are over but he is fully back to normal following stroke episode

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:43Published

IAAF president welcomes ruling against Olympic athlete Caster Semenya [Video]IAAF president welcomes ruling against Olympic athlete Caster Semenya

The CAS upheld new IAAF rules which attempt to restrict testosterone levels in female runners such as South Africa's Semenya.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:56Published

Topless Tongan Pita Taufatofua is gearing up for yet another Olympics [Video]Topless Tongan Pita Taufatofua is gearing up for yet another Olympics

Tongan will attempt a second appearance in taekwondo, and also will try to qualify in sprint kayak

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

Caster Semenya loses court appeal against testosterone rule [Video]Caster Semenya loses court appeal against testosterone rule

The two-time Olympic champion loses appeal against rules designed to regulate testosterone levels in female runners.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Michael Johnson says Semenya ruling about 'fairness' [Video]Michael Johnson says Semenya ruling about 'fairness'

Retired Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson on Wednesday said that the ruling to force South Africa's Caster Semenya, a double Olympic 800-meters champion, to take testosterone blockers in order to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Arbitration court to decide on  Semenya’s right to compete as a woman [Video]Arbitration court to decide on Semenya’s right to compete as a woman

Olympic champion under threat from ruling which would restrict the level of testosterone permitted for female runners.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:27Published

Two Olympic Greats Embroiled In Bitter Row Over Alleged Robbery In Hotel [Video]Two Olympic Greats Embroiled In Bitter Row Over Alleged Robbery In Hotel

Two Olympic track and field greats -- Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie -- have become embroiled in a spat after Farah alleged he had been robbed. According to CNN, Farah alleges that he was robbed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Wise move as skier sets spectacular quarterpipe height world record [Video]Wise move as skier sets spectacular quarterpipe height world record

Double Olympic freestyle ski champion David Wise sets a new quarterpipe height world record of 11.70 metres at the Audi Nines in Austria

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:02Published

Sir Mo Farah: I've got my mojo back for London Marathon [Video]Sir Mo Farah: I've got my mojo back for London Marathon

Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah says he has got 'his mojo' back now that he is competing as a marathon runner rather than a long distance track athlete.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

Olympic Champion Chris Hoy To Drive Formula E Demo Car [Video]Olympic Champion Chris Hoy To Drive Formula E Demo Car

Autosport reports Six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will drive an ABB FIA Formula E Gen2 demonstration car at this weekend's race in Rome. Hoy, who contested the Le Mans 24 Hours in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory [Video]Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory

Caroline Marks wins her first World Surf League event at the age of 17 and heads the world rankings.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

Bolt races against a motorcycle taxi and wins [Video]Bolt races against a motorcycle taxi and wins

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt competed against a motorcycle taxi on a boardwalk in the Peruvian capital on Tuesday, and won.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru [Video]Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took on the colourful vehicle and easily jogged past it towards the finish line.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Japan's Takeda no longer IOC member [Video]Japan's Takeda no longer IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation in France for suspected corruption and will step down from his role in June, is no longer an International Olympic..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:31Published

 

World Taekwondo Championships: Watch Jade Jones win her first world title

world taekwondo championships: watch jade jones win her first world title
Watch double Olympic champion Jade Jones win the first World Taekwondo title of her career with a 14-7 victory over defending champion Lee Ah-reum.
BBC News - Published

Double Olympic champion Jones wins first world title

double olympic champion jones wins first world title
Double Olympic champion Jade Jones secures the first world title of her career with a 14-7 victory over defending champion Lee Ah-reum.
BBC News - Published

Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom admits to using prosthetic penis to cheat Olympic drug test

NBA champion Lamar Odom revealed in his upcoming memoir, "Darkness to Light," that he cheated a drug test in order to play for USA Basketball.
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ITU World Cup: Alistair Brownlee & Sophie Coldwell win in Cagliari

itu world cup: alistair brownlee & sophie coldwell win in cagliari
Two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins the men's race and British team-mate Sophie Coldwell the women's at the ITU World Cup in Cagliari.
BBC News - Published

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it will be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president
USATODAY.com - Published

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian on testicular cancer diagnosis: I 'felt betrayed by my own body'

After having two surgeries for testicular cancer, eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian is nervously excited about his return to the pool.
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German biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier retires

german biathlon champion laura dahlmeier retires
Two-time Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier has announced her retirement at the age of 25. The German biathlon professional said she no longer had the motivation to compete at the top level. ......
WorldNews - Published

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million cash offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign
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Wada is cleared of bullying after allegations made by Olympian Beckie Scott

wada is cleared of bullying after allegations made by olympian beckie scott
The World Anti-Doping Agency is cleared of bullying allegations made by former Olympic champion Beckie Scott.
BBC News - Published

Lowry hoping to partner McIlroy at Tokyo Olympics

lowry hoping to partner mcilroy at tokyo olympics
Shane Lowry is delighted that Rory McIlroy has decided to represent Ireland at next year’s Olympic Games and the Offaly man is hoping that he will be the man to partner the world number four in..
WorldNews - Published

Nike "not backing up what they are preaching," Olympian Alysia Montaño says

Olympic runner Alysia Montaño is calling out organized sports and sponsors for allegedly discriminating against pregnant athletes. The seven-time USA champion famously competed in 2014 while eight..
CBS News - Published

Nike responds to maternity leave backlash

Nike tells female athletes to dream big – until they want a baby, Olympic runner Alysia Montano alleges
CBS News - Published

Top Russian skateboarder hit with doping ban

A top Russian skateboarder has been handed a four-year doping ban, just as his sport prepares to make its Olympic debut
USATODAY.com - Published

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