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Swimming 14 Jul 2020 | 11:02 PM

Pools shut? No worries. Argentinian paralympic swimmer builds DIY pool with plastic bag

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Sebastián Galleguillo, 18, an Argentine paralympic swimmer, has found an unusual way to train during an almost four-month lockdown in and around capital Buenos Aires due to the coronavirus pandemic that saw his local pool close its doors.

Gymnastics 02 May 2020 | 2:57 PM

On this day: Born May 3, 1942: Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnast

(Reuters) - When Vera Caslavska bowed her head and turned away in protest at the Soviet anthem during the 1968 Olympics, the Czech gymnast cemented her place as not only one of the country's greatest athletes but also as a powerful voice against Communist rule.

Football 15 Jun 2018 | 6:00 PM

Watching the World Cup in a War Zone, Where Every Shot Matters

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — Headquarters for the 2nd Battalion of the 92nd Brigade of the Ukrainian army is in a pummeled building that once housed the district road repair agency. War has left the building in even worse shape than the roads. At the entrances, sandbags and tires are stacked in fortification. Logs reinforce the basement ceiling against the shelling.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2016 | 5:24 AM

German sailors downplay Rio water health risk; worry about wind, debris

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - German Olympic sailors, one of whom was infected last year by a flesh-eating bacteria after a test run in Rio de Janeiro's sewage-tainted Guanabara Bay, said this week they are less worried about health risks than racing effectively in shifty winds and wild currents while avoiding floating debris.

Tennis 15 Mar 2016 | 4:39 PM

Italian prosecutor wants dozens of players probed for betting

LONDON (Reuters) - More than two dozen players who feature in evidence collected from gamblers should be investigated for possible links to betting rings, an Italian prosecutor has told the BBC and BuzzFeed News.

Rugby 23 Sep 2015 | 5:32 AM

American Baumann living the dream on logs and dishes

LONDON (Reuters) - United States prop Chris Baumann does not get paid for playing rugby -- he does it for the sheer love of the game.

Other Sport 29 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Lochte confirms 2012 is his year of years

LONDON (Reuters) - As an article of faith, Ryan Lochte has said all year that his time has come.

Other Sport 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Red Bull charge to the top in six years

SAO PAULO: Red Bull came into Formula One in 2005 as loud, young and irreverent newcomers that some saw as too fun-loving to mount a serious challenge for the highest honours.