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Rafael Nadal To play in Rio amid injury risks

Rafael Nadal committed himself to playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the Olympics on Tuesday despite serious concerns over whether or not his left wrist injury will survive the gruelling ch

03 Aug 2016 11:38 PM

IOC slams anti-doping body as Games loom

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday as Russian appeals against bans mounted just three days from the op

03 Aug 2016 6:22 AM

US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad stabs religious bigotry

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is aiming to drive her sabre through bigotry when she becomes the first American athlete to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab.

03 Aug 2016 6:00 AM

‘Batsmen need to be better at decision-making’

After Australia’s defeat to Sri Lanka in Kandy, head coach Darren Lehmann opted to train his eyes on the positives ahead of the second Test against in Galle.

02 Aug 2016 12:21 AM

What’s troubling athletes in Rio No Pokemon Go

Fans play the highly addictive Pokemon Go game during a gathering in central Madrid, Spain, to play the computer game. (Photo: AP)

01 Aug 2016 6:32 AM


IOC panel to decide which Russians can compete

IOC president Thomas Bach arrives at the executive board meeting in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AFP )

01 Aug 2016 6:26 AM

From horrors of war to Rio, refugees ready for Olympics

If bravery was an Olympic sport, the 10 athletes who make up the first-ever refugee team in Rio would be odds-on for a clean sweep of the gold medals.

31 Jul 2016 11:22 PM

Russian Doping: Now blanket ban on lifters

A ban on all Russian weightlifters dealt a new blow to the country’s image ahead of an International Olympic Committee meeting Saturday that will be dominated by multiple doping scandals.

31 Jul 2016 1:47 AM

‘Lightning’ Usain Bolt eyes triple triple

Usain Bolt will launch an audacious bid for three Olympic sprint gold medals for an unprecendented third time as the perfect antidote to a year of turmoil in his drug-tainted sport.

30 Jul 2016 12:33 AM

Man arrested on terrorism charges ahead of Olympics

Brazilian officials announced a new arrest on terrorism charges Thursday, saying that a man living in Rio de Janeiro state had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group and had been in Syria.

29 Jul 2016 11:09 PM


More positive tests for Oly weightlifters

Svetlana Tzarukaeva is among the three 2012 London weightlifting silver medallists from Russia to have failed a dope test.

28 Jul 2016 11:49 PM

SLC complain against Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lanka cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australia team after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former collea

26 Jul 2016 12:10 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother held for ‘fraud’

Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development min

19 Jul 2016 6:33 AM

Australia bring Muralitharan on board ahead of Sri Lanka series

Former Sri Lankan spinner will work as spin bowling consultant for Steve Smith-led unit.

15 Jul 2016 4:12 PM

Australia look to reverse Asia failures

Angelo Mathews (left) and Steven Smith pose with the Warne-Murali Trophy in Colombo. (Photo: AP)

15 Jul 2016 12:17 AM


Muttiah Muralitharan appointed Australia consultant for Sri Lanka series

Ahead of their three-match Test series against hosts Sri Lanka, Australia skipper Steve Smith has confirmed the appointment of legendary Muttiah Muralitharan as a consultant to work with the young spi

15 Jul 2016 12:15 AM

Protesters demand Olympics ‘boycott’

Several thousand people demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, calling for a “boycott” of the Olympic Games less than a month ahead of an event plagued by a financial crisis and crime.

08 Jul 2016 12:43 AM

Sri Lanka to claim compensation for Perera’s steroid ruling

Sri Lanka Cricket is set to claim compensation from Wada for batsman Kusal Janith Perera following his wrong conviction for the use of a banned steroid.

07 Jul 2016 2:59 AM

Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abuses

Some 40,000 civilians reportedly died in the final months of fighting between government soldiers and separatist rebels.

06 Jul 2016 4:09 PM

Maldives minister quits amid family power dispute

The Maldives’ foreign minister has resigned amid reports of a family power dispute between the President, who is her uncle, and her father, who previously ruled the country for 30 years.

06 Jul 2016 3:02 AM