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Other Sport 05 May 2017 | 4:25 AM

Olympics: Joint 2024-2028 award 'the right idea', LA bid chief says

LONDON (Reuters) - An unprecedented joint awarding of back-to-back Summer Games would be "the right idea" for the Olympic movement, Los Angeles 2024 bid chief Casey Wasserman said on Thursday.

Other Sport 24 Feb 2017 | 5:30 PM

Hungary's Olympic dream 'killed' by political upstarts, says PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary had to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to avoid a humiliating defeat in the race with Paris and Los Angeles after a local political movement "killed the Olympic dream", Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2017 | 7:31 PM

Budapest puts finishing touches to 2024 bid as opposition grows

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's bid organisers for the 2024 summer Olympics in Budapest plan to engage the public in dialogue to quell a growing popular movement opposing the campaign to host the Games.

Tennis 30 Jul 2016 | 2:41 PM

Hot Koay stuns favourite to win singles gold

KUCHING: Perlis’ Koay Hao Sheng took advantage of his more fancied opponent’s restricted movement on the tennis court to claim the men’s singles title.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2013 | 8:32 PM

Johnson scandal stunted sport's commercial growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Marketing experts fondly recall Seoul 1988 as the Games when the Olympic movement put behind it political boycotts and started to develop its true commercial potential.

Other Sport 09 Dec 2014 | 3:42 AM

Bach landslide as Games innovations ushered in

MONACO (Reuters) - Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were among 40 innovations ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement.

Other Sport 11 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nanjing wins bid to host 2014 Youth Olympics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Nanjing will host the second Summer Youth Games in 2014, bringing the Olympic movement back to China six years after the Beijing Olympics.

Other Sport 15 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Inaugural Youth Olympics open in spectacular fashion

SINGAPORE: The inaugural Youth Olympic Games officially opened yesterday in a spectacular blaze of colour, with Jacques Rogge hailing it as a new chapter in the Olympic movement.

Other Sport 07 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Gaza marathon off after Hamas ban women runners

GAZA CITY: Gaza’s third international marathon has been cancelled after the ruling Hamas movement refused to allow women to run alongside men, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 26 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Slow-starting Kvitova moves into second round

LONDON (Reuters) - Whether it was the swathes of empty seats to greet her arrival or her sluggish movement and frequently misdirected groundstrokes, there was little in Petra Kvitova's first round victory to suggest she was the defending Wimbledon champion.