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World 01 Sep 2021 | 9:23 AM

'We lost them' - Afghan Special Olympics officials fret for disabled under Taliban

DOHA (Reuters) - Afghan Special Olympics officials worry those with intellectual disabilities will suffer under Taliban rule, with conditions even worse for disabled women than for men with disabilities.

Athletics 03 Dec 2020 | 6:00 AM

Decathlete Rafer Johnson, 'World's Greatest Athlete', dies at 86

(Reuters) - Rafer Johnson, who was crowned the world's greatest athlete after winning the decathlon gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and later helped tackle Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, died on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Athletics 10 Nov 2020 | 6:04 AM

Florida athlete becomes first with Down's Syndrome to complete Ironman

(Reuters) - Finishing a maiden Ironman is a huge moment for any triathlete but when 21-year-old Florida resident Chris Nikic crossed the line at the weekend he became the first athlete with Down's Syndrome to achieve the feat.

Tennis 11 Oct 2020 | 3:22 AM

Krawietz and Mies retain French Open doubles title

PARIS (Reuters) - German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies retained their French Open doubles crown as they beat Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-3 7-5 on Saturday