South Korean soldier who lost legs to DMZ landmine aims for Paralympic gold

SEOUL (Reuters) – Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but... Read more »

Old sports’ must adapt, says surf chief ahead of Olympics debut

MIYAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) – As “cool” sports such as surfing, skateboarding and climbing prepare to make their Olympic debut in Tokyo, the president of surfing’s governing body has told... Read more »

Skateboarding: Sky has no limits, British prodigy eyes Tokyo

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Sky Brown, the 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy who is poised to become Britain’s youngest ever Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Games, has already amassed an... Read more »

Russia’s Olympic participation at risk, says top Russian sports official

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee said on Monday that his country’s participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was at risk over the alleged manipulation of... Read more »

Kremlin says Russia has three weeks to respond to WADA data tampering claims

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia had three weeks to respond to concerns raised by the World Anti-Doping Agency over the alleged manipulation of Russian... Read more »

Olympics: U.S. groups investigated on handling of sex-abuse claims – report

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Friday it was cooperating with government inquires after it was reported U.S. agencies were conducting a widespread... Read more »

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan’s use of ‘Rising Sun’ flag at Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has requested the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the “Rising Sun” flag during next year’s Games, Seoul’s sports ministry said on... Read more »

Badminton: ‘Silver girl’ no more, India’s Sindhu aims higher

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Dubbed “silver girl” for a string of near-misses on the international stage, India’s Pusarla Sindhu hopes to have finally shed that unwanted moniker after capturing her... Read more »

NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

TOKYO (Reuters) – Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they... Read more »

Triathlon: Mislawchuk wins ‘battle of nutrition’ at Tokyo 2020 test event

TOKYO (Reuters) – Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk prevailed in a ‘battle of nutrition’ in sticky, humid conditions on Friday to win Tokyo’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Olympic qualifying race, which... Read more »