Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe burst into song this week as his three-month-old government renewed a pitch for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, boosted by a leap in public support for the project.
The International Olympic Committee’s executive board voted to drop wrestling from the program for the 2020 Summer Games as the body tries to keep the event fresh, a spokesman said.
Liu Xiang planted a kiss on what may be the final hurdle of his Olympic career after he tripped and fell in his second consecutive disaster on the track at the Summer games.
Praise and compassion in China for hurdler Liu Xiang overwhelmed criticism after one of the faces of the Beijing Games four years ago suffered his second straight disaster on the Olympic track.
Tokyo’s mercurial governor, Shintaro Ishihara, gives new meaning to playing the sympathy card.
South Africa’s leading mountain biker Burry Stander died in a road accident while on a training ride near his home.
Usain Bolt gave the crowd a wave in the manner of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain before racing to the finish line of the 200 meters to seal a historic sweep of the track sprints at the London Olympics.
The London Olympics drew 219.4 million U.S. viewers, overtaking the 2008 games in Beijing to become the nation’s most watched television event ever, as gold- medal performances by Americans bolstered ratings.
The Olympic Velodrome hosted its first world record on the second day it was open to top riders.
U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay is getting a shot at redemption in the London Olympics.