Tag: Olympics

Denis Ten

Kazakh Olympic Figure Skater Stabbed to Death at 25

Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday aged 25 after being stabbed, Kazakhstan’s culture and sports ministry told AFP.

Turkey's Taha Akgul, right, competes against Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi, left, during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Iran Protests Ban On Wrestler Who Boycotted Israeli Opponent

TEL AVIV — Iran’s wrestling federation announced Saturday it will protest a decision to ban one of its contenders and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match in order to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

A Brazilian Army soldier stands guard over the "Linha Amarela" (yellow line) road during a joint operation at "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as Brazil prepares to send in troops to battle gang violence

Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro

Nearly two years after Rio de Janeiro police welcomed Olympics spectators at their airport with a banner reading “Welcome to Hell,” Brazilian President Michel Temer sent the nation’s military to take over the city on Friday, cracking down on a crime wave exacerbated by Carnival festivities and a woefully underfunded law enforcement corps.

Kim Jong Un

North Korea Shows Off Old ICBM Hardware in Olympics Eve Military Parade

North Korea reportedly staged the military parade it rescheduled to precede the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, showing off its latest intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in an event Korean outlets described as both “massive” and smaller than usual.

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Lindsey Vonn Injured in Super-G Race After Trump Remarks

American Skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn made headlines earlier this week, when she said she would represent America, and not President Trump at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Vonn also said that she would not visit the White House if invited.

GTY Paul Gilham

IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals after the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended over evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee

Brazil’s Olympics Chief Arrested for $2 Million Bribe to Secure Rio Games

Brazil arrested the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and his right-hand man Leonardo Gryner on Thursday after a corruption probe found evidence the COB paid $2 million to secure a vote in favor of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.