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Motorsport 12 Jun 2020 | 12:56 AM

Price is right for first driver in Extreme E

(Reuters) - Off-road truck champion and X Games medallist Sara Price was announced on Thursday as the first driver for the inaugural Extreme E Series, joining Chip Ganassi Racing for the new all electric SUV event.

Motorsport 17 Apr 2020 | 3:42 PM

Motor racing: Andretti Autosport to race in inaugural Extreme E season

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S.-based Andretti Autosport has signed up as the sixth team to race in Extreme E next year, the electric off-road SUV racing series announced on Friday.

Other Sports 17 Dec 2019 | 10:35 PM

Extreme E calendar maps out 2021 debut season

LONDON (Reuters) - Extreme E, an off-road series launching in 2021 to shine a spotlight on environmental damage and showcase electric SUVs with races in some of the world's more remote locations, mapped out its first season on Tuesday.

Other Sport 31 Jan 2019 | 10:18 PM

NGOs say Tokyo 2020 falling short on timber sustainability

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven environmental non-government organisations (NGOs), including the Rainforest Action Network, have accused Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers of failing to end the use of timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

Other Sport 06 Aug 2016 | 11:48 AM

Rio kicks off Games with ode to forests, call for peace

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, all to the pounding beat of samba, bossa nova and funk.

Other Sport 05 Jul 2016 | 4:53 AM

Free at Rio Olympics - nine million forest-friendly condoms

XAPURI, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest.

Other Sport 19 Dec 2015 | 2:06 AM

Crack team fights to clean Rio's polluted bay before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Before dawn one day in August, two men disguised as fishermen hid in the dark outside the compound of an oil service company on Rio de Janeiro's picturesque Guanabara Bay, the site of next year's Olympic sailing competition.