Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Venus Williams knocked out in Rio Games upset

RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Olympic champion Venus Williams was eliminated in the first round at the Rio Games on Saturday after Belgian underdog Kirsten...

Injured French gymnast Said undergoes surgery

RIO DE JANEIRO: Injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said is back on his feet. Sort of. A day after gruesomely breaking his leg while...

Rio Games get off to troubled start – Gisele, samba at glittering opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Rio Olympics got off to a troubled start yesterday as a loud blast erupted near the cycling race’s finish line...

American Thrasher hits first gold on Games debut

RIO DE JANEIRO: Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the US Olympic Shooting team. The...

Hockey grapples with Olympics ‘wake up call’ in Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO: With its future as Olympic sport under scrutiny, there are more than just medals at stake for hockey players at the...

Empty feeling as Brazil, USA women off to winning start

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hosts Brazil and world champions the United States made winning starts in the Olympics women’s football tournament on Wednesday although the...

Kuwaiti fencer goes it alone, defying odds

SAO PAULO: Without a national delegation, an Olympic scholarship or even an international ranking, Kuwait's first fencer at the Games in 16 years knows...

Regrets for not permitting athletes to participate under Kuwait flag: Al-Otaibi

KUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al- Otaibi expressed regrets for not allowing Kuwaiti athletes who qualified for the...

Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave off seconds – Innovations in suits...

NEW YORK: When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for...

Rio action starts in empty stadium

RIO DE JANEIRO: The first sporting action of the 2016 Olympics started in a virtually empty stadium yesterday as the Russian doping scandal rumbled...

Neymar tasked with delivering Brazil’s elusive gold at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil has barely got over its World Cup disaster and now it is counting on Barcelona star Neymar to finally deliver...

Proud Deehani refuses to carry Olympic flag

RIO DE JANEIRO: Legendary Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani has refused to carry the Olympic neutral team flag at the Rio Games opening ceremony, where...

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