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  • Record Olympian Marit Bjoergen ends glittering career

    Marit Bjoergen has announced her retirement.  The most decorated winter Olympian in history with 15 medals told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK the time was right to hang up her skis. “I don’t feel I have the motivation that is needed to give 100 percent for another season, that’s why I’m choosing to retire,” she told NRK. The

  • Adam Rippon
    Adam Rippon has his hands full!

    Fresh from Winter Olympic success, Adam Rippon has a lot of projects on the go. The American skater is seemingly set to take part in the latest series of the US television show ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Rippon – who won bronze in the team event in PyeongChang 2018 – is not the only Olympian

  • Tiger Woods
    All eyes on the Masters – and Tiger Woods!

    The 82nd Masters Tournament got underway on Thursday with a resurgent Tiger Woods bidding for a fifth Green Jacket. It is the first major of the year and, even for non-golf nuts, one of the sporting highlights of the calendar.   So what is it about the Masters that makes it so special? Awesome Augusta

  • Sally Pearson
    Sally Pearson out of Commonwealth Games

    Australian hurdler Sally Pearson is out of the Commonwealth Games due to an achilles injury. The London 2012 100m hurdles champion played a role in the Opening Ceremony in the Gold Coast, carrying the Queen’s baton on its final leg. However, the 31-year-old revealed at a news conference on Thursday that she had decided to

  • Wayde Van Niekerk
    Wayde van Niekerk’s return date set

    At long last, a return is in sight for Wayde van Nierkerk. The Olympic 400m champion has been sidelined with a serious knee injury since October, but finallly there is some encouraging news about his comeback. The South African is set to get back to the track much earlier than previously thought. “We are looking

  • Nathan Chen
    Nathan Chen accepted into Yale

    Nathan Chen first added “Yale ’22” to his Instagram account before word got out. The world figure skating champion has been accepted to Yale and he intends to start classes at the prestigious Ivy League University this fall. “Going to Yale next fall is the goal right now,” Chen said to Icenetwork.com. “I am going to

  • Commonwealth Games
    Commonwealth Games: All you need to know

    What is the Commonwealth Games? For the uninitiated, the Commonwealth Games is a multi-sports event, comprising countries that have been part of the British Empire (although Rwanda and Mozambique take part too). Held every four years, the latest edition is about to begin in Australia’s Gold Coast. It will be the biggest sporting event Down

  • Veteran Isner makes Masters history in Miami

    At 32, John Isner has become the oldest first-time winner of a Masters 1000 title. The big-serving American defeated Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 to win the last Miami Open at Key Biscayne. It capped an incredible week for Isner who had won just one of seven matches in 2018 before Miami. “Second wind”

  • PV Sindhu’s race to recover

    PV Sindhu’s mission to win gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games could be under threat. The shuttler, one of India’s best medal prospects, sprained her right ankle during practice and is now in a race against time to regain her fitness. The 22-year-old will still travel to the Gold Coast but it remains to be

  • Australia sevens captain Stannard leaves hospital after “one-punch attack”

    Australia rugby sevens captain James Stannard has left hospital after being assaulted on a team night out. The 35-year-old was sucker-punched outside a fast food restaurant in Sydney’s coastal Coogee suburb early Friday morning. Stannard hit the pavement and suffered a fractured skull, ruling him out of a third Commonwealth Games later this month. The