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  • Sun Yang - Asian Games
    Sun Yang: Polarising figure or gentle giant?

    Three-time swimming Olympic champion Sun Yang has been called may things during his stellar career: High flyer, golden boy, controversial, but gentle giant? That’s what his coach eluded to during their successful campaign at the Asian Games, where the Chinese icon has already won three gold medals. “He’s actually a very sensitive guy,” said Australian

  • Simone Biles
    What we learned from the U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    The U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston ended as they had four times before: with Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak taking home the all-around titles. But a year after Biles watched from the stands and Mikulak was limited with injury, their fifth titles tell a different tale than those they won in the lead up to

  • Alina Zagitova and Zagitova the horse
    Лошадь, названная в честь Олимпийской чемпионки Алины Загитовой

    Олимпийская чемпионка по фигурному катанию и любительница собак Алина Загитова интересуется еще и лошадьми. Точнее, лошадью, названною в ее честь. Кобыла по имени Загитова – талантливая скаковая лошадь. С ней работает прославленный ирландский тренер Эйден О’Брайен. Сама Алина Загитова, чемпионка Пхенчхана-2018, рада, что ее именем названа лошадь. “Вот эту малышку зовут Галилео Загитова. Ее назвали

  • Alina Zagitova and Zagitova the horse
    There’s a new Zagitova in town

    Guess what! Olympic figure skating champion and dog lover Alina Zagitova is now keeping an eye on a horse as well. And it is even bearing her name. The filly Zagitova is a promising racehorse, in the care of Irish champion trainer Aidan O’Brien. Zagitova, the PyeongChang 2018 gold medallist, seems to be thrilled to

  • Simone Biles performs her routine
    Historic night for Simone Biles at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    Simone Biles cruised to a historic fifth national title Sunday night at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. Only one woman – Clara M. Schroth Lomady – has won more. “I knew I was capable of it,” Biles said. “I kind of thought I was going to be a nervous wreck.” Nerves were not a factor

  • Kofi Annan speaking in 2004 as Athens Torch Relay visits the United Nations New York HQ
    IOC pays tribute to “true friend” Kofi Annan

    IOC President Thomas Bach has paid tribute to the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Annan, the first black head of the UN, died on Saturday aged 80 after a short illness. In 2001, the Ghanaian and the UN were joint-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize noting his commitment to fighting HIV

  • Sam Mikulak wins fifth national title at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    Sam Mikulak showed the world what he’s capable of as he grabbed his fifth national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. After an up-and-down opening night, Mikulak rebounded with a two-day score of 172.900 in the all-around. He is the first man to claim five U.S. titles since Blaine Wilson’s run from 1996

  • Classy Coleman and Miller-Uibo provide Birmingham’s top moments

    Christian Coleman’s quick start and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s fast finish were the highlights in Birmingham, the 12th meeting of the 2018 Diamond League series. The men’s 100m race featured nine sub-10 runners, including Coleman, who beat Usain Bolt by 0.01 sec at the London World Championships, and Noah Lyles, the world’s joint fastest man of the year. They were joined

  • Simone Biles set for record fifth US title
    Simone Biles set for historic fifth U.S. title

    Simone Biles was a class apart at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston on Friday. The four-time Olympic gold medallist totalled 60.100, more than three points clear of her rivals, to put her on course for a record fifth women’s all-around title. Reigning world champion Morgan Hurd (57.000) and recent U.S. Classic runner-up Riley McCusker

  • BEIJING - AUGUST 17: (L-R) Brendan Hansen, Aaron Piersol and Michael Phelps of the United States react to winning the gold medal in the Men's 4x100 Medley Relay at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. The United States team won the gold medal with a new world record time of 3:29:34. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    Phelps’ eight-gold haul ten years on: Could it happen again?

    Ten years ago, Michael Phelps did what many didn’t think was possible. On 17th August he won his eighth gold of Beijing 2008, becoming the first person to achieve that feat at a single Olympic Games. In doing so, he broke Mark Spitz‘s long-standing record of seven golds won at Munich 1972. But what are