United Kingdom

Karolos Grohmann

Interview: Inaugural World Beach Games looking for place in the sun

10 Oct 2019

BERLIN The inaugural World Beach Games starting on Saturday in Qatar want to squeeze into an already crowded international sports calendar with what organisers hope is the right mix of sun, sea and a low budget.

Olympics: Tokyo Games organisers look for advice to battle heat next year

03 Oct 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Organisers of next year's Tokyo Olympics are looking for new ways to battle the heat and are asking sports federations for advice, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

IOC wants more details on Salazar's athletes in doping case

03 Oct 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will ask the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for details regarding the case of American top running coach Alberto Salazar and the potential involvement of athletes in doping -- witting or unwitting.

PREVIEW-Soccer-In-form Gnabry to help Bayern tighten top spot grip

03 Oct 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct 3 Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry's four-goal bonanza against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League this week is an ominous warning for his former club Hoffenheim who travel to Bavaria on Saturday.

Olympics: IOC plans boxing qualifiers with the help of suspended AIBA

02 Oct 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee has been cooperating with boxing's suspended international federation AIBA as the Olympic body plans the sport's qualifiers and tournament at next year's Tokyo 2020 Games.

Dortmund ready to break Bayern Munich's Bundesliga stranglehold

15 Aug 2019

BERLIN Champions Bayern Munich are preparing for their toughest Bundesliga season in years with title rivals Borussia Dortmund looking to avoid another mid-season slipup and break the Bavarians' seven-year Bundesliga stranglehold.

Greece hopes top league overhaul will boost crowds, revenue

05 Jul 2019

ATHENS A new-look 14-team Super League with a title playoff format at the end of the season will be carrying the hopes of Greek soccer with the sport's image tarnished by years of crowd violence, financial problems and continuous allegations of corruption.

IOC appoints 10 new members, Greece back in the fold

26 Jun 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Greece, host of the first modern games in 1896, regained International Olympic Committee representation after four years on Wednesday when the head of its Olympic body Spyros Capralos was elected as one of 10 new members to the global organisation.

Olympics - Sponsorship rule change will not apply to everyone: Canadian official

26 Jun 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Changes in Germany to the Olympic rule that restricted sponsorship opportunities for athletes during a Games are not a "one-size-fits-all" decision for all countries, Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith said on Wednesday.

Olympics: IOC overhauls bidding process for Games to stop dropouts

26 Jun 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee outlined plans to overhaul the bidding process for future Games, stating that cities interested in hosting the Games should hold referendums before submitting official tenders to avoid having to withdraw their candidacy at a later date.

World News