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Other Sport 01 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three-time Tour de France champion fails dope test

GEELONG (Australia): Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador i>(pic) /i>of Spain was suspended yesterday after failing a dope test, in the latest drug scandal to hit cycling's most prestigious event.

Other Sport 15 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

London to punish naked advertising abuses

LONDON (Reuters) - Publicity seekers who turn their bodies into billboards to advertise brands during the Olympic Games in London next year face heavy fines under laws to protect official sponsors.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Synchronised Swimming - Russia top duet final 12

LONDON (Reuters) - A routine inspired by clockwork toys and macabre fairytales took world champions Russia to the top of the synchronised swimming scoreboard on Monday, leading a group of 12 duets that qualified for Tuesday's final and a shot at Olympic gold.

Other Sport 09 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Synchronised Swimming - Not as easy as it looks

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine yourself dancing the tango, for four minutes, in a three-metre deep pool, in full make-up and in perfect time with seven others. Upside down, without ever touching the bottom.

Other Sport 09 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Canoeing - From Mozart to U2, music stops for Idem

DORNEY, England (Reuters) - Some days Italy's Josefa Idem paddled her kayak like Mozart and others it was like the rock band U2, but after eight Olympic Games the music is stopping on a stellar career with five medals.

Other Sport 10 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Athletics: Unassuming Mills, Jamaican sprint coach messiah

LONDON (Reuters) - He can be unassuming and sometimes grumpy, but Glen Mills's Jamaican athletes call him the messiah of sprint coaching and the world is finding out why.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. coach inspired Jamaican sprint success

LONDON (Reuters) - Bud Winter, the American sprint coach who mentored a generation of world record-holders including Tommie Smith and John Carlos, held a series of seminars in Jamaica in 1966.

Other Sport 15 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Factbox - Greatest risks of high-altitude skydiving

(Reuters) - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner faces a slew of dangers during his attempt to break the altitude record for a freefall jump on Sunday.

Other Sport 15 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Factbox - Greatest risks of high-altitude skydiving

(Reuters) - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner faces a slew of dangers during his attempt to break the altitude record for a freefall jump on Sunday.

Other Sport 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Skydiver's supersonic free fall tests mettle, spacesuit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner's supersonic plunge to Earth from the stratosphere could help determine whether space tourists should wear spacesuits similar to the one that protected him as he shattered the sound barrier.