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Other Sport 20 Jul 2016 | 6:48 PM

Olympics may shine but plenty to lament in recession-hit Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Across a busy street from the Maracanم stadium, host of two World Cup finals and next month the stage for the opening of the first-ever Olympics in South America, squats the massive concrete complex of the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

Athletics 20 Jul 2016 | 4:16 PM

Angry Bekele lashes out at federation after Rio omission

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Triple Olympic gold medal winner Kenenisa Bekele said he was bitterly disappointed to be left out of Ethiopia's team for the Rio Olympics and blamed members of the country's athletics federation he said knew nothing of the sport.

Tennis 20 Jul 2016 | 3:27 PM

Canada's Bouchard undecided on Rio over Zika fears

(Reuters) - Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is undecided about her participation in next month's Rio Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus, the 22-year-old said.

Nation 20 Jul 2016 | 2:54 PM

Malaysian recognised by Harvard University for health innovation

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Integrated Medical Association (Mimpa) president Dr Dhesi Baha Raja has been recognised as among the top young health innovators by Harvard University.

Gymnastics 20 Jul 2016 | 10:23 AM

FT girls dominate Sukma rhythmic gymnastics

KUCHING: The Sukma rhythmic gymnastics is fast turning into a one-state affair – with the Federal Territories girls dominating proceedings.

Swimming 20 Jul 2016 | 9:16 AM

Swimmer Jinq En plans to set up base in the US after Rio

PETALING JAYA: Woman breaststroke specialist Phee Jinq En plans to take things up a notch after the Rio Olympics.

World 20 Jul 2016 | 6:52 AM

Brazil probes Olympics threats after group backs Islamic State

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's intelligence agency said on Tuesday it was investigating all threats to next month's Rio Olympics after a presumed Brazilian Islamist group pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) less than three weeks before the Games.

Athletics 20 Jul 2016 | 5:52 AM

Kenyan-born runner Chemtai going the distance for Israel

MOSHAV YANUV, Israel (Reuters) - When Kenyan-born Lonah Chemtai came to Tel Aviv in 2009 to care for the children of her country's ambassador to the Jewish state, she never dreamed that one day she would run for Israel at the Olympics.

Cycling 20 Jul 2016 | 4:20 AM

Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France to focus on Rio

(Reuters) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Tour de France to manage his workload ahead of the Rio Olympics, his Dimension Data team said in a statement on Tuesday.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2016 | 2:35 AM

IOC delays decision, says to explore legal options for Russia ban

BERN (Reuters) - Russia's participation in the Rio Olympics remained in jeopardy on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee said it would 'explore legal options' for banning the country from the Games.