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North American 2026 World Cup bid yet to get government guarantees

1 hour 9 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Less then two months from the deadline for submission of their proposal, the tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has not secured the government guarantees on visa-free travel plus work permit and tax exemptions demanded by FIFA.

Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics, hockey players also excluded

1 hour 15 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skater Ksenia Stolbova and ice dancer Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Russia names and shames hotels jacking up prices for World Cup

1 hour 42 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism on Tuesday published a list of hotels that have increased their room prices by as much as 5,000 percent for this year's soccer World Cup.

Alpine Skiing: South Africa aims to become winter wonderland for skiers

2 hours 35 min ago
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa may be more associated with sun than snow, but the country has made strides in recent years as a popular destination for professional skiers to compete in the European summer.

Wozniacki sees off Suarez Navarro to reach semi-finals

3 hours 11 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki marched into her second Australian Open semi-final by beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-7(3) 6-2 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Bobsleigh: British women's pair selected after crowd-funding

3 hours 43 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Two British women bobsledders who resorted to crowd-funding to keep alive their hopes of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics were named on Tuesday in a 10-strong team for the Games in South Korea.

Quarter-final curse fells Nadal again as Cilic advances

4 hours 1 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's Australian Open quarter-final curse struck again on Tuesday, an injury forcing the top seed to retire in the fifth set against Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics

5 hours 53 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skater Ksenia Stolbova and ice dancer Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Cilic reaches semi-finals after Nadal retires hurt

5 hours 54 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marin Cilic advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday after top seed Rafa Nadal retired hurt when trailing 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 2-0 in their match at Rod Laver Arena.

Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

6 hours 37 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

Two Russian figure skaters barred from South Korea Olympics

6 hours 40 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skaters Ksenia Stolbova and Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Keys set for brutal test against Kerber, says Davenport

6 hours 48 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Madison Keys faces a brutal test against former champion Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American is in a "great place," said her coach Lindsay Davenport.

The next Djokovic? Chung serves notice in South Korea

6 hours 49 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It was only last weekend that Chung Hyeon admitted he goes largely unrecognized on the streets of Seoul because tennis is not a high-profile sport in South Korea.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin skids out in Kronplatz after rare slip

6 hours 55 min ago
KRONPLATZ, Italy (Reuters) - Runaway World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin made a rare slip on Tuesday when she skidded off the course and failed to complete the first leg of the giant slalom at Kronplatz in Italy.

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

8 hours 44 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's participation at the next month's Winter Olympics will form an integral part of an opening ceremony that will highlight a key message of peace, Games organizers said on Tuesday.

Athletics: Bubka wary of changes that may put athletes at risk

8 hours 47 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pole vault must evolve if it is to remain relevant as individual sports look for new ways to attract fans but any changes introduced should not be at the expense of athlete safety, former great Sergey Bubka has told Reuters.

Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics

8 hours 49 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of athletes eligible for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Tuesday.

Olympics: Korea Skating Union keen to resolve assault allegations

9 hours 49 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korea Skating Union is "urgently" investigating allegations that a coach assaulted short track gold medalist Shim Suk-hee and an independent commission will rule whether punishment is appropriate or not, a KSU official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Russian speed skater Ahn not eligible for Olympics in February: RIA

9 hours 52 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Tennis: Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

10 hours 7 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to claim his place in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

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