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Swimming 19 Jul 2017 | 5:07 AM

Canal pool shows Paris could have Seine swimming for 2024 Olympics, mayor says

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo opened a clean swimming zone in a city canal on Tuesday, calling it a step on the way to open water swim events in the city's Seine river in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Tennis 26 Jun 2017 | 4:44 PM

Serve-and-volley a lost art as grass loses its menace

LONDON (Reuters) - Ivan Lendl once complained that Wimbledon's super-lush lawns were fit only for grazing cows, before manfully learning how to serve and volley and reach two finals.

Golf 08 Aug 2016 | 11:10 PM

Brazilian Da Silva to hit opening shot on golf's return

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Adilson da Silva will strike the first tee shot as golf returns to the Olympic Games after an absence of more than 100 years on Thursday. Monday's draw for the withdrawal-hit men's event, announced by the International Golf Federation (IGF), grouped da Silva with Canada's Graham DeLaet, whose countryman George Lyon won the last Olympic golf tournament in 1904.

Other Sport 22 Jun 2016 | 9:52 AM

Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said.

Other Sport 07 Jun 2016 | 7:19 PM

New research finds low risk of Zika virus at Olympics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicentre of the epidemic.

Golf 13 Apr 2016 | 3:56 AM

Rio golfers must be snappy with alligators lurking

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Slow rounds are common in world golf but players competing at the Olympics in August may need to be snappier than usual as they will have alligators, capybaras and other wildlife for company.

Swimming 14 Jan 2016 | 2:49 AM

Dead fish wash up on shores of Rio bay near Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of Rio's Guanabara Bay on Wednesday, not far from where events are being held at this year's Olympic Games, environmental officials said.

Football 17 Jan 2015 | 11:32 PM

Bayern's Robben says bitten by crocodile

LONDON (Reuters) - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben offered a bizarre explanation for a mystery hand injury sustained at the team's training base in Qatar on Saturday, saying he had been bitten by a crocodile.

Other Sport 21 Jul 2015 | 3:37 PM

Shaken Fanning not giving up on surfing despite shark attack

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A visibly shaken Mick Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend.

Other Sport 13 Jun 2013 | 11:22 AM

Jellyfish sting ends Australian woman's record swim from Cuba to U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel abandoned her quest to become the first person to make the 103 mile (166 km) swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, after she was severely stung by a jelly fish on Wednesday night.