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Athletics 30 Apr 2020 | 3:14 PM

Latvia's former Olympic javelin champion Lusis dies aged 80

(Reuters) - Latvia's former Olympic javelin champion Janis Lusis has died of cancer at the age of 80, the global governing body of athletics said in a statement https://www.worldathletics.org/news/iaaf-news/janis-lusis-obituary.

Athletics 09 Aug 2019 | 8:13 AM

Boston Marathon cheat Ruiz dies aged 66

(Reuters) - Rosie Ruiz, the woman who famously crossed the line first at the 1980 Boston Marathon before being disqualified for cheating, has died of cancer at the age of 66.

Cycling 17 Jul 2019 | 11:28 PM

Enraged Pinot ready to fight back on the Tour

ALBI, France (Reuters) - Thibaut Pinot is ready to use his rage to surge back into contention on the Tour de France as the race heads to his favourite terrain, the mountains.

Rugby 09 Jul 2017 | 6:26 PM

Lions tour still enthralling despite series stalemate

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The latest British and Irish Lions tour may have ended in a stalemate, but it reinvigorated rugby in New Zealand, enhanced the reputation of its coach and gave the world champions a timely boost in terms of their World Cup planning.

Rugby 06 Feb 2017 | 11:04 PM

Obituary - Fierce competitor Van der Westhuizen loses his final battle

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, counted among rugby’s greatest scrumhalves, died on Monday at the age of 45.