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Olympic champ Adrian has cancer, targeting Tokyo 2020

The 30-year-old has appeared in 3 Olympics, in 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning 8 medals in total.

S.Korea’s top sports body apologises for sex assault cases

The country is a regional sporting power and regularly in the top 10 medal table places at summer and winter Olympics.

Japan Olympic chief denies corruption allegations

The affair comes as an unwelcome distraction for the 2020 organisers, who have been widely praised for being ahead of schedule with 18 months to go until the opening ceremony on July 24.

S.Korean Olympic champion accuses coach of sex assault

South Korea is a regional sporting power and regularly in the top 10 medal table places at the summer and winter Olympics.

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann dies

Baumann suffered a heart attack Sunday during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Olympic swimmer Lochte reportedly seeks treatment for alcohol addiction

Lochte is currently serving a 14-month suspension for a doping violation after receiving an intravenous infusion without a therapeutic use exemption.

USOC board chair Probst to step down

Larry Probst acknowledges that sporting authorities has not done enough to protect gymnasts.

Olympic great Johnson recovering from ‘mini stroke’

Johnson tweeted that he has made great progress and is on the road to a full recovery.

Germany’s Olympic champion Vogel paralysed after crash

Part-time police officer Vogel suffered serious spinal injuries after colliding with another cyclist while training.

Cyclist’s Uzbek switch denied at Asian Games

Cyclist Olga Zabelinskaya, who has previously served an 18-month doping ban, switched nations after saying she did not think she would be allowed to compete under a Russian flag.

Singapore’s Schooling set to graduate, return to goldfish bowl

As the only Singaporean to ever win an Olympic gold medal, Schooling is a megastar in the tiny island-state.

Tokyo 2020 ceremonies to focus on rebirth

Creative director Mansai Nomura revealed some of the themes of the next Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies.

Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25

Ten died in hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack in which he lost three litres of blood, the ministry's press service said.

US Olympic body picks new female CEO months after sex abuse...

Sarah Hirshland, currently the chief commercial officer for the US Golf Association, will be the first woman to serve as a permanent CEO of Usoc.

Kostner outshines Olympic champ Zagitova to lead worlds

Italian veteran Carolina Kostner outshone newly-crowned Olympic champion Alina Zagitova to grab a slender lead after the women's short programme at the world figure skating championships in Milan on Wednesday.

US Olympic Committee chief steps down amid abuse scandal fallout

USOC board member Susanne Lyons will serve as acting CEO while the organisation searches for a permanent replacement.

‘I thought I was going to die,’ says US Olympian of...

Team doctor Larry Nassar, has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct and could face life in prison. His sentence could be handed down as early as Friday.

Recycled metals for medals in Tokyo 2020 Games

Japan hopes to collect eight tonnes of gold, silver and bronze from recycling bins to make medals in an environmentally-friendly twist to the next Olympics.

Proton cars for medal-winning M’sian athletes

National automotive maker has promised a Perdana, Suprima and Iriz, for gold, silver, and bronze medal winners, respectively.

Johor royals to join millions in rooting for Chan-Goh

Ruler prays badminton’s mixed doubles will get Malaysia’s first ever gold and also sings the praises of other Malaysian Olympic medallists.

Top-ranked Chong Wei under pressure for final badminton bid

"This is my last chance," Lee said in Rio.

Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

The shooting caused uproar among animal rights groups, which questioned why the animal was involved in the Olympic event.

M’sia will head to Rio despite Zika virus scare

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says precautionary measures being taken for officials, coaches and athletes who have qualified for the Olympics.

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