Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Chinese marathon organizers promise action against 258 cheats

Friday, November 30th, 2018
HONGKONG-MARATHON

The organizers of a half-marathon in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen have vowed that 258 participants caught cheating during last weekend's race will not be able to run away from punishment.

Former head of Michigan State University charged with lying in Larry Nassar investigation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
GYMNASTICS-USA/CONGRESS

Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse.

Thai cave boys take in Manchester United soccer match

Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Wearing red-and-white United scarves and with a look of excitement on their faces, the boys from Thailand's Wild Boars team took their seats in the directors' box at Old Trafford for Manchester United's home match against Everton.

Escalator collapse in Rome subway station injures Russian soccer fans

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Italy Escalator Collapse

At least 20 people were injured after an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed.

Beckie Scott speaks to CBC News Network about WADA reinstating Russia’s anti-doping agency

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Beckie Scott speaks to CBC News Network about WADA reinstating Russia's anti-doping agency

Head of WADA's athletes committee is 'profoundly disappointed' with decision

Kaepernick tweets support after 2 NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem

Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Titans Dolphins Football

Colin Kaepernick gave a shout-out to "my brothers," Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson, who were the only two players in the league to take a knee during the national anthem during Sunday's early games.

2 killed, 13 injured in mass shooting at Florida video game tournament

Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Mall Shooting Florida

Dozens of ambulances and police cars flooded into Jacksonville Landing — a waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping site in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. — after several shots rang out on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Sweltering conditions a major challenge for Tokyo 2020 Games

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Canada's Damian Warner Decathlon Commonwealth Games

With less than two years to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an unprecedented July heat wave has organizers sweating over how to protect athletes, employees and throngs of spectators from Tokyo's sweltering summer weather.

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified.

Survivors of Larry Nassar’s sex abuse join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
2018 ESPY Awards - Show

More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honoured with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.