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Veteran Ibrahim aiming for pool singles gold

AT 55, pool player Ibrahim Amir’s appetite for competition is still as strong as ever.


Rugby: England, France, Argentina in same pool for 2019 World Cup

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - In-form England were drawn in the toughest pool for the second straight Rugby World Cup when they were grouped with France and Argentina for the opening round of the 2019 tournament on Wednesday.


From green pool to missing pontoon, Rio's problems won't go away

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympics organisers battled an array of persistent problems as the Games entered its second week on Saturday, from a lurid green diving pool to competitors taken to the wrong venue, and a long-distance swimming pontoon swept away by the waves.

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Toulon handed kind pool draw for Heineken Cup defence

(Reuters) - Heineken Cup champions Toulon avoided the continent's big guns when they were paired with Cardiff Blues, Glasgow and Exeter in the pool stage for next season's competition after Wednesday's draw in Dublin.


Hansen welcomes Springbok challenge in 2019 World Cup pool

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - New Zealand have never lost a pool match at a Rugby World Cup and even if being drawn against South Africa in Wednesday's 2019 draw might threaten that record, coach Steve Hansen said he was happy that his team would face a decent challenge.


Organisers shut pool to treat green water

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic organisers cancelled diving training on Friday morning and shut the pool in an attempt to restore the water to its original blue colour, three days after its emerald hue stirred concern among competitors.


Sole swimming pool in Yemen's third city struggles to remain open

TAIZ, Yemen (Reuters) - Maamour al-Maktary takes pride in managing the only swimming pool in Yemen's third largest city, Taiz, knowing that splashing in its turquoise water is a rare joy and release for the 2.6 million inhabitants.


Drop in alkalinity to blame for green pool - Rio organisers

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Rio Olympics diving pool will be back to its blue colour later on Wednesday, Games organisers assured, blaming a drop in alkalinity levels for an uninviting green hue during competition on Tuesday.


Lifeguards at the Olympic pool? It's the law

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It is safe to say Michael Phelps has no need for a lifeguard watching over him in the Olympic pool but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 18 gold medals among his career haul of 22, will have one anyway at the Rio Games.


Rugby: Pool draw for the 2019 World Cup

KYOTO (Reuters) - Full pool draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which took place at the State Guest House in Kyoto on Wednesday.