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Olympic manifesto breaks record for most expensive sports memorabilia

The original Olympic manifesto outlining the foundation of the modern Games shattered the world record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia sold at auction, fetching $8.8 million on Wednesday.

Scandal-tainted Japanese Olympic president Takeda to step down

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda said on Tuesday he would resign in June amid an alleged bribery case related to the 2020...

British Olympic team set to have more women than men — BBC

Great Britain’s team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is on course to contain more women than men for the first time, chef de mission...

Commemorative Tokyo 2020 stamps go on sale

Stamps, celebrating next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, went on sale on Tuesday, 500 days before the start of the summer showpiece. The...

Callum Skinner, 2016 Olympic champion, retires from track cycling

Callum Skinner, one of Great Britain's 2016 Olympic champions, has announced his retirement from professional track cycling at the age of 26. Skinner was part...

Nigerians shun rain at Olympic Day celebration

The Nigerian Olympic Committee has given kudos to Nigerians for turning out enmass to celebrate the Olympic Day in Lagos. The National Stadium car park,...

India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

India's women athletes will for the first time wear trousers and a blazer instead of a traditional sari at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony...

Russians blank USA in intense Olympic hockey showdown

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russia blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere...

Olympics: Women’s slalom delayed because of high winds

The women's Olympic slalom was delayed Wednesday because of strong winds, organisers announced. "Due to very strong wind gusts, the programme is delayed," the International...

Sex abuse claims could affect Olympic team

Austria's skiing federation (OSV) president warned on Sunday that allegations of sexual abuse by former skiers against a retired coach could hurt the current...

Kim’s Olympic gambit pushes Trump’s button

US President Donald Trump is not one to hold back when it comes to indulging in nuclear and diplomatic brinkmanship with North Korea's leader...

‘Coaches ‘messed up’ Nigeria’s medal chances in London’

Atlanta '96 Olympics bronze medallist, Falilat Ogunkoya has blamed Nigeria's poor performance at the just concluded IAAF World Athletics Championship in London on coaches. The...

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