Olympic sports http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25361/all en Bobsleigh-Pickering swaps track for ice in shot at Winter Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/bobsleigh-pickering-swaps-track-ice-shot-at-winter-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Former British sprinter Craig Pickering is set to make his bobsleigh debut on Saturday as he starts his bid to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p> <p>Pickering will compete as a brakeman in the two-man bob at the World Cup in Konigssee, Germany having pushed a bobsleigh on ice for the first time this week.</p> <p>The 26-year-old missed the London Olympics last year following back surgery and has switched his attention to bobsleigh after losing his UK Athletics funding in October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/bobsleigh-pickering-swaps-track-ice-shot-at-winter-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobsleigh Craig Pickering Olympic sports Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:15:31 +0000 5733104 at http://www.globalpost.com Badminton-Malaysia's Nadzmi confirms running for BWF top post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/badminton-malaysias-nadzmi-confirms-running-bwf-top-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) President Nadzmi Mohd Salleh has confirmed he will run for the top job at the sport's world governing body at its May elections.</p> <p>Current Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Kang Young-joong of South Korea said last month he would step down from the role in May after eight years at the helm.</p> <p>China head coach Li Yongbo recently declared his support for Nadzmi while Indonesian Justian Suhandinata has already made clear his intentions to run for the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/badminton-malaysias-nadzmi-confirms-running-bwf-top-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badminton Olympic sports Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:15:35 +0000 5735447 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowboarding linked to injury rate rise on slopes: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/snowboarding-linked-injury-rate-rise-slopes-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - Allowing snowboarders to hit the slopes at one U.S. ski resort led to a small rise in the number of overall injuries, a trend in line with findings at ski areas elsewhere, according to a U.S. report.</p> <p>Injuries rose by 13 percent in the two years after snowboarders were permitted at the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, compared to the two years before, according to the report in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/snowboarding-linked-injury-rate-rise-slopes-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Sports Winter sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:31:07 +0000 5737030 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton: Britain's Rudman races to skeleton world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/skeleton-britains-rudman-races-skeleton-world-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shelley Rudman became the first British woman to win the skeleton world title on Friday, when she raced to a convincing victory at St Moritz, Switzerland, ahead of Noelle Pikus-Pace of the USA and Canada's Sarah Reid. </p> <p>The 31-year-old, Wiltshire native set the pace with two blistering heats before comfortably protecting her lead in the third and fourth runs to finish 0.57secs ahead of 2007 world champion, Pikus-Pace while Reid was a distant 1.41secs adrift. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/skeleton-britains-rudman-races-skeleton-world-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Shelley Rudman Skeleton at the Winter Olympics Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:30 +0000 5743789 at http://www.globalpost.com Gymnastics: Spanish coach suspended over 'bad treatment' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/gymnastics-spanish-coach-suspended-over-bad-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's artistic gymnastics coach, Jesus Carballo Garcia, has been suspended following allegations from a former gymnast over "bad treatment" when she was under his guidance during the 1980s. </p> <p>The decision was taken after an investigation carried out by the Superior Council of Sports (CSD), ruled that Garcia would be refused entry to the team's training centre after an unnamed gymnast went to the Spanish authorities with her complaints. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/gymnastics-spanish-coach-suspended-over-bad-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:45:14 +0000 5744210 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: World Ski Championships 2013 race schedule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/alpine-skiing-world-ski-championships-2013-race-schedule <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The race schedule for the February 4-17 World Ski Championships (all times GMT):</p> <p>Feb 4: opening ceremony</p> <p>Feb 5: super-G, women 1000</p> <p>Feb 6: super-G, men 1000; downhill training, women 1230</p> <p>Feb 7: downhill training, men 0900; downhill training, women 1130</p> <p>Feb 8: super combined, women 0900, 1330; downhill training, men 1130</p> <p>Feb 9: downhill, men 1000; downhill training, women 1230</p> <p>Feb 10: downhill, women 1000; super combined downhill training, men 1230</p> <p>Feb 11: super combined, men 1100, 1715</p> <p>Feb 12: team event, 1600</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/alpine-skiing-world-ski-championships-2013-race-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Olympic sports Sports AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:13 +0000 5744412 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Wrestling out of Olympic programme for 2020 - IOC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/olympics-wrestling-out-olympic-programme-2020-ioc-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, looks set to be dropped, after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted to remove it from the programme for 2020.</p> <p>The decision, taken by the 15 members of the IOC executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, leaves the sport grappling against seven other disciplines for inclusion at the Games, the location of which will be decided later this year.</p> <p>"It's a real shock. Wrestling was not on the radar," an IOC source told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/olympics-wrestling-out-olympic-programme-2020-ioc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Olympic sports Sports AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:29 +0000 5753521 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Picassos, slip crew ensure tip-top slopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/alpine-skiing-picassos-slip-crew-ensure-tip-top-slopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands watch live or on television when Ted Ligety or Lindsey Vonn race down icy slopes at over 100kph, but without perfect courses -- and the preparation that goes into that -- there can be no competition.</p> <p>Gone are the days when champions like Toni Sailer or Jean-Claude Killy bumped along irregular courses in top-level competitions. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/alpine-skiing-picassos-slip-crew-ensure-tip-top-slopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic sports Skiing Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:31:21 +0000 5755976 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Wrestling rolls dice, selects Las Vegas for worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/olympics-wrestling-rolls-dice-selects-las-vegas-worlds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 19 (Reuters) - Las Vegas will host the 2015 world wrestling championship in the first qualifier for what could be wrestling's final appearance as an Olympic sport in the 2016 Rio Games.</p> <p>The sport's governing body selected Las Vegas over bids from several other cities including Tehran, New Delhi, Panama City, and Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/olympics-wrestling-rolls-dice-selects-las-vegas-worlds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Olympic sports Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:30:06 +0000 5760592 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Takanashi second at Nordic worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/ski-jumping-takanashi-second-at-nordic-worlds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese favourite Sara Takanashi won the silver medal in the women's ski jumping final at the Nordic world championships on Friday.</p> <p>The teenager scored 251 points but was beaten into second spot by American rival Sarah Hendrickson who won gold with 253.7 points.</p> <p>Austria's Jacqueline Seifriedsberger claimed the bronze on 237.2 points.</p> <p>jr/dj/ps</p> Olympic sports Sara Takanashi Sports AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:32:07 +0000 5763572 at http://www.globalpost.com Ski jumping: Japan take mixed team gold at Nordic worlds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/ski-jumping-japan-take-mixed-team-gold-at-nordic-worlds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan won the inaugural mixed team ski jumping title at the Nordic world championships on Sunday.</p> <p>The Japanese quartet, comprising two male and two female jumpers, amassed a total of 1,011 points.</p> <p>Austria took silver on 986.7 points, with Germany claiming bronze on 984.9 points.</p> <p>jr/lp/dj</p> Olympic sports Sports Winter sports AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:16:51 +0000 5765201 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Former Olympic champion Hellebaut retires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/athletics-former-olympic-champion-hellebaut-retires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgian Tia Hellebaut, the women's high jump champion at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, has called an end to her career during a press conference on Wednesaday.</p> <p>Hellebaut said she no longer had the strength to compete at the top level.</p> <p>The 35-year-old could finish only eighth at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg last week.</p> <p>Hellebaut also competed in the heptathlon during her career and was indoor pentathlon world champion in 2008 as well as high jump European champion two years earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/athletics-former-olympic-champion-hellebaut-retires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Olympic sports Sports Tia Hellebaut AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:30:36 +0000 5774966 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Alpine Skiing-World Cup Kranjska Gora men's slalom results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/alpine-skiing-world-cup-kranjska-gora-mens-slalom-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Kranjska Gora Men's Slalom after run 2 on Sunday Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Ivica Kostelic (Croatia) 52.30 53.51 1:45.81 2. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 52.90 53.10 1:46.00 3. Mario Matt (Austria) 52.74 53.41 1:46.15 4. Jens Byggmark (Sweden) 52.42 53.76 1:46.18 5. Reinfried Herbst (Austria) 53.42 52.96 1:46.38 6. Andre Myhrer (Sweden) 52.24 54.49 1:46.73 7. Markus Larsson (Sweden) 53.74 53.34 1:47.08 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/alpine-skiing-world-cup-kranjska-gora-mens-slalom-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Olympic sports Skeleton racing Sledding Sports Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:30:04 +0000 5778675 at http://www.globalpost.com Glitzy Gala cannot hide figure skating warts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/glitzy-gala-cannot-hide-figure-skating-warts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - The figure skating world championships closed on Sunday as they almost always do with a glitzy gala, arguments and controversy.</p> <p>With a scoring system that is harder to understand than the theory of relativity and offers about as much transparency as a Papal conclave, figure skating still struggles to connect with the average fan, particularly in North America where their numbers are on the decline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/glitzy-gala-cannot-hide-figure-skating-warts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Ice skating Olympic sports Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:00:04 +0000 5786278 at http://www.globalpost.com National Gymnastic Championship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/national-gymnastic-championship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The 47th edition of the National Gymnastic Championship will be held here from May 25 and country's men and women gymnasts showing their talent in various events. The two-day premier activity is being organised under the aegis of Punjab Gymnastic Association (PGA) in collaboration with Pakistan Gymnastic Federation (PGF).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/national-gymnastic-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gymnastics Olympic sports Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:47:26 +0000 Asianet 5813338 at http://www.globalpost.com