Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]
March 19 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at Rome’s Golden Gala meeting on June 6, organizers said on Tuesday. The Jamaican world record holder has already announced appearances in the 200 at Oslo’s Bislett Games on June 13 and at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 […]
The 2013 Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship will be held at the Volvo Sports Centre in Riga, Latvia from March 16 to 24. It marks the first time that Latvia has hosted the World Women’s Championship. This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White capped a perfect season by reclaiming the ice dance title from Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the figure skating world championships on Saturday. While the title will change hands, it will not go far with the good friends […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s Patrick Chan took full advantage of home ice to deliver a record-smashing short program and stake his claim for a third straight figure skating world championship crown on Wednesday. Chan had not performed like a world champion this season but looked every inch a gold […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 12 (Reuters) – Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else. Having grown up in Ilderton, just […]
By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]
March 4 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s 100 meters world champion Yohan Blake is the first high-profile athlete to sign up for the opening Diamond League event in Doha, organizers said on Monday. The meeting on May 10 in Qatar is the first of the 14 Diamond League fixtures. “This will be my first time in Qatar […]
First placed Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway competes during the FIS Ski World Cup men’s Super-G race in Kvitfjell, March 3, 2013. REUTERS/Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix By Patrick Lang KVITFJELL, Norway, March 3 (Reuters) – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal finally won a race in his homeland on Sunday, with victory in a super-G that also gave […]
Adrien Theaux of France competes during the Alpine Skiing World Cup men’s downhill competition in Kvitfjell March 2, 2013. REUTERS/Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix (NORWAY – Tags: SPORT SKIING) KVITFJELL, Norway, March 2 (Reuters) – France’s Adrien Theaux overcame the wind and the favorites to snatch his second victory in a World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell on […]
PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will race over 200 meters at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 as part of his buildup for the Moscow world athletics championships in the following month. The Jamaican world-record holder will compete against France’s European 100 meters champion Christophe Lemaitre in the […]
MINSK, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Experienced American Sarah Hammer and young German rider Stefan Botticher each won their second gold medal of the world cycling championships, prevailing in the women’s omnium and the men’s sprint respectively on Sunday. Hammer, who sealed her fifth world title in the individual pursuit on Wednesday, beat her main rival […]
Spain’s Carolina Ruiz Castillo celebrates at the finish area after winning an alpine ski women’s World Cup downhill race, in Meribel, France, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Enrico Schiavi) By Patrick Lang MERIBEL, France, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Carolina Ruiz Castillo put Spain back on the alpine skiing map by winning the women’s World Cup […]
MINSK, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Britain won two gold medals in quick succession as Simon Yates claimed his first major title in the points race and Jason Kenny took the keirin crown at the world cycling championships on Friday. The British team, who collected seven of the 10 golds on offer at last year’s London […]
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and since 1954 for women. Championship events include nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined (the latter being a combination sport consisting of both cross-country skiing and ski jumping). From 1924 […]
United States’s Ted Ligety speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s giant slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Brian Homewood SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety became the first male skier for 45 years and only the fifth […]
Oscar Pistorius (R) and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pose for a picture in Johannesburg, February 7, 2013. South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on February 14, with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria. Picture taken February 7, […]
The Aug. 5, 2012 file photo shows Cuba’s Gustavo Balart, left, competing with South Korea’s Choi Gyu-jin during 55-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. IOC leaders have dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program. The IOC […]
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston. The triple gold medallist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics easily won his […]
Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, Feb.9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Aksel Lund Svindal joined an illustrious group on Saturday when he became world downhill champion […]
Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women’s super-combined, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Maria Hoefl-Riesch rescued a disappointing Alpine skiing season when she added the world gold to her […]
By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The stakes are high for the United States as they head into their home round of the rugby sevens world series under pressure to perform, men’s team coach Alex Magleby has said. The Las Vegas tournament from Feb. 8-10 is the fifth leg of the nine-stop series, […]
By Patrick Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The Alpine skiing world championships got off to a bad start when top racer Lindsey Vonn was injured in a season-ending crash in controversial conditions in the opening women’s super-G on Tuesday. Slovenia’s Tina Maze, the runaway World Cup leader, kept her momentum to snatch her […]
LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will skip this year’s indoor athletics season in order to concentrate on her preparation for August’s world championships in Moscow. “I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year – […]
Tina Maze (SLO), left, and Lindsey Vonn (USA), middle, and Maria Riesch (GER) on the podium for the women’s overall title at the FIS World Cup in Schladming. (Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-USA TODAY Sports) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 2 (Reuters) – For local fans, Marcel Hirscher will top the bill at the alpine […]
By Gennady Fyodorov Jan 31 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko underwent successful back surgery in Tel Aviv on Thursday to replace a deteriorated disc in his spine. “Yevgeny had an operation to remove one of his spinal discs with a synthetic one,” the Russian’s long-time coach Alexei Mishin told Reuters. “The doctor who […]
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