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Olympics: Bankruptcy for USOC not an option despite lawsuits

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will not consider bankruptcy protection as it prepares to face lawsuits for failing to protect young gymnasts from the sexual abuse of a team doctor, chairwoman-elect Susanne Lyons said on Friday.


Key witness pulls out of Varnish employment case

(Reuters) - The doctor at the centre of cycling's 'jiffy bag' probe has pulled out of giving evidence at former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish's employment case against British Cycling.


Varnish accuses British Cycling of applying 'extreme control' over riders

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish told an employment tribunal on Tuesday that British Cycling used to exert extreme control over their athletes, as she seeks to sue the body for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination.


USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight of lawsuits filed by hundreds of women who were sexually abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.


Afghan authorities probe allegations of abuse in women's football team

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan authorities are investigating allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women's soccer team after a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper that said they were molested by officials from the Afghan football federation.


Argentina pushes anti soccer hooligan bill after Boca-River melee

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's president on Monday called for Congress to pass a bill in special session that would crack down on soccer hooliganism after a weekend melee derailed the final leg of the region's main club tournament.


Hamilton ends F1 season with a win in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton signed off on the Formula One season in style and a cloud of tyre smoke on Sunday after a pole-to-flag victory in Abu Dhabi, his 11th win of the campaign.


UK soccer league reduces injury pay for women

LONDON (Reuters) - Several of England’s leading soccer clubs have slashed the benefits offered to women players, and are providing them with far less protection than their male counterparts, contracts signed by players and clubs show.

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Revving it upfor MotoGP

SHELL Malaysia elevated this year’s Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) experience by introducing a sensory feast at the Shell Hillstand, in celebration of its title sponsorship for 2018.

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Calgary 2026 Winter Games bid plebiscite too close to call

(Reuters) - The plebiscite on the troubled Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid on Tuesday will be a tight race but if the Canadian city survives the vote it could go on to land the Games, bid CEO Mary Moran said.