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News on Summer Olympic continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed as Team Sky leader

Wiggins will ride with fellow Brits Ian Stannard and Ben Swift alongside Bernhard Eisel, David Lopez and Sebastian Henao.


Related Topix: Cycling, Credit Agricole, Bradley Wiggins, Ben Swift

7 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

REVEALED! Why Usain Bolt chose athletics over cricket

Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead.


Related Topix: Sports, Cricket, India, West Indies, Usain Bolt, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Track And Field

12 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Behind the scenes of Pacquiao's wild day in L.A.

Manny Pacquiao appeared at the Century Plaza Hotel with a red-and-white checked short sleeve shirt and a calm expression.


Related Topix: Sports, Boxing, More Sports, Manny Pacquiao

16 hrs ago | The Tribune

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics, Olympics

19 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. While expected to make a ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Lauren Jackson, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, More Sports, Seattle Storm, WNBA Women's Basketball

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

Olympic great Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Sports, NCAA Sports, NCAA Women's Basketball, Houston Cougars Women's Basketball, University of Houston NCAA

The New Zealand Herald

Athletics: Victory for Walsh

New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has had the most significant result of his blossoming international career in the Croatian city of Zagreb this morning.


Related Topix: Sports, Tomasz Majewski, Reese Hoffa, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Christian Cantwell

This Is London

QPR transfer news: Rangers sign Sandro from Tottenham on three-year deal

The 25-year-old worked with R's manager Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane and has now been reunited with his former boss in a deal Press Association Sport understands is worth A 10million.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Sandro, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Niko Kranjcar, Steven Caulker


Gomez denies Brownlee

Britain's Jonny Brownlee had to settle for third place as Spaniard Javier Gomez won his fourth World Triathlon Series on Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Triathlon, Summer Olympics, Alistair Brownlee

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.


Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Davis, Olympic Basketball

Hampshire Chronicle

Zara back in saddle for world games

The Olympic medal-winner, who is the Queen's granddaughter, gave Britain a flying start at the World Equestrian Games in France as they looked to pin down a team medal, going clear with High Kingdom for 11th place individually.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, William Fox - Pitt, Summer Olympics, Olympic Equestrian

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Neymar, Messi set up winner for Barcelona debutant

Substitute Sandro Ramirez, a Barca academy graduate, had been on the field only 12 minutes when he scored in a 1-0 victory at Villarreal.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Fernando Torres, Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Wlodarczyk's world record provides ISTAF highlight

Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Robert Harting, Summer Olympics, Richard Thompson, Kerron Stewart, Betty Heidler, Mekonnen Gebremedhin, Anita Wlodarczyk

This is Wiltshire

Meningitis survivor beats odds to cycle in Sainsbury's School Games

TEENAGE paracyclist Lauren Booth has been selected to compete at Sainsbury's 2014 School Games - a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympic Cycling, Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy, Olympics, Sir Chris Hoy, Summer Olympics


Spain's Marin stuns Li to win women's...

Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women's singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, Carolina Marin, Olympic Badminton, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Xuerui Li, Yu Yang, Yang Yu, Sung Hyun Ko, Olympic Sailing, Xiaoli Wang

The Tribune

Wlodarczyk sets world record in women's hammer

Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set a world record of 79.58 meters in women's hammer throw at the ISTAF athletics meet on Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Anita Wlodarczyk, Summer Olympics, Betty Heidler

Findlay returns to international competition

The Edmonton native finished 15th at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final on Saturday but was overwhelmed by the crowd's response to her return.


Related Topix: Gwen Jorgensen, Sports, Olympic Triathlon, Olympics, Nicky Samuels, Andrea Hewitt, Summer Olympics, Triathlon, Outdoor Recreation

Pasadena Star-News

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova knocked out of U.S. Open

NEW YORK >> Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the U.S. Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No.


Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Wimbledon, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Petra Kvitova, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Mirjana Lucic, Simona Halep

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, John Isner, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Tommy Robredo (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Detroit News

United States crushes Finland in Basketball World Cup; Andre Drummond scores 9

As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Davis, Olympic Basketball


Olympic Medal Count

1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35