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South-East Asian countries will find medals hard to come by

BANGKOK: Shoddy management and a lack of funds look set to condemn South-East Asia to yet another dismal Olympics, with one expert warning the region’s sport even faces “collapse” without a drastic re-think.

London anti-doping lab to become drug research centre

LONDON (Reuters) - The London 2012 Olympic anti-doping laboratory will be developed after the Games into what officials say will be a world-class research facility that could help revolutionise healthcare.

Anti-doping lab to become research centre

LONDON (Reuters) - The anti-doping laboratory being used to test athletes at the London Olympics is to be developed after the Games into what officials say will be a world-class research facility that could help revolutionise healthcare.

Medics get athletes "back out there to do it"

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic doctors have had 20,000 consultations with athletes, spectators, staff and journalists during London 2012, but the Games' head medic is quietly confident at how they have been able to fix most people up to get on with the show.

Gulbis withdraws from LPGA event with malaria

PHOENIX, Arizona: The LPGA Tour has stepped up its healthcare services for players and caddies taking part in this week's Founders Cup tournament, following Natalie Gulbis' withdrawal Wednesday due to malaria.

Natalie withdraws from LPGA event with malaria

PHOENIX: The LPGA Tour has stepped up its healthcare services for players and caddies taking part in this week’s Founders Cup tournament, following Natalie Gulbis’ withdrawal on Wednesday due to malaria.

Rousseff salutes Brazil protests, cities cut bus fares

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance as demonstrations continued in some cities around the country.

Diana Nyad raises $100,000 in 48-hour swim for Sandy victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diana Nyad, the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage, completed her latest endurance swim on Thursday without having to worry about sharks, jellyfish or the current.

Obama sends message by including gay athletes in Sochi delegation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made clear on Friday that his inclusion of three openly gay athletes in the official U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi was intended to send a pointed message to Russia, where anti-gay laws have drawn Western criticism.

Anti-World Cup protest draws over 2,000 in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The year's first major protest against the World Cup drew more than 2,000 demonstrators into the streets of Brazil's largest city on Saturday, as frustration over the cost of the tournament lingers in the host country.