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Tennis 14 Apr 2016 | 12:15 AM

WADA announces meldonium amnesty

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, outlawed since Jan. 1, cleared the human body.

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.

Athletics 07 Sep 2014 | 2:32 AM

Olympic champion Ohno trains for biggest challenge yet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting.

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.

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 29 Mar 2017 | 10:28 AM

Figure skating - Is there a downside to quad-fest?

HELSINKI (Reuters) - When Evan Lysacek struck gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics without attempting a single quadruple jump, men's figure skating was at a crossroads.

Other Sport 29 Apr 2016 | 1:11 AM

International volleyball body lifts ban on Russia's Markin for taking meldonium

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian volleyball player Alexander Markin was cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics if selected after the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) rescinded a ban imposed over a positive doping test for meldonium.

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.