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Other Sport 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Magnussen: Sleeping tablets was a ‘tradition’

SYDNEY: World 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen – who led the much-vaunted 4x100m Australian relay team which bombed spectacularly at the 2012 Olympics – has claimed taking sleeping tablets was “a tradition”.

Other Sport 18 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Gregan: I get a boost from caffeine tablets

Australian rugby union captain George Gregan said yesterday he gets a seven per cent performance boost by taking caffeine tablets before big games.

Other Sport 19 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Caffeine tablets may be banned

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to consider putting caffeine tablets back on the banned substance list after several Australian athletes, including national rugby captain George Gregan, admitted to taking them.

Other Sport 28 Jan 2014 | 3:37 AM

Comcast adds live streaming to TV for Olympics digital coverage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comcast Corp will launch its most ambitious digital video and on-demand effort yet for the Winter Olympics, using the games' vast audience to promote and test its newest viewing features for televisions, tablets and mobile phones.

Badminton 28 Apr 2015 | 8:37 PM

Wife of 'influential man' gave cordyceps to Chong Wei as gifts

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - For seven years, Lee Chong Wei, one of badminton's finest athletes, took cordyceps tablets from unmarked containers on the advice of a mysterious friend without any knowledge of how they were capsulated or stored.

Badminton 06 May 2015 | 12:18 AM

Panel detail Lee's negligent practices in doping case

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - For seven years, Lee Chong Wei, one of badminton's finest athletes, took cordyceps tablets from unmarked containers on the advice of a mysterious friend without any knowledge of how they were capsulated or stored.

Other Sport 05 Mar 2016 | 9:11 PM

British sailors ready 'protection package' for Rio

LONDON (Reuters) - Obsessive hand washing, mouthwashes, downing cola after races and popping garlic tablets are just some of the precautions Britain's Olympic sailing team will be taking for the Games in Rio.

Football 23 May 2014 | 3:17 PM

Apps, ads and accumulators: bookies ready for record World Cup

LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Tech-savvy gamblers using smartphones and tablets to bet on live match action will help to make next month's soccer World Cup the most lucrative sports event ever for British bookmakers and bring welcome relief from tough market conditions.

Other Sport 06 Feb 2017 | 1:44 PM

Super Bowl lures rush hour crowd as NFL seeks China touchdown

BEIJING/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As millions around the world settled into couches and tuned into the Super Bowl on big-screen TVs on Sunday, fans in China watched the New England Patriots stun the Atlanta Falcons on mobile phones and tablets - on their way to work.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ancient dopers got their kicks from raw testicles

LONDON (Reuters) - Forget anabolic steroids in easy-to-swallow tablets, or EPO in clean syringes. Ancient Olympic dopers got their pre-Games hormone boost from chewing on raw animal testicles.