Saturday, August 23, 2014
Jazmin Carlin launched herself into the upper realms of distance swimming with victory in the 800 meters freestyle while “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu won three medals on a night of quality racing at the European Championships on Thursday.
Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie suffered a surprise defeat at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday, just five days after the Frenchman wrapped up a third consecutive European title.
Elia Viviani led a stream of sprinters past a tiring Jens Voigt to win the fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race Thursday while Tejay Van Garderen kept the overall lead.
Japanese figure-skating heartthrob Daisuke Takahashi has denied being the victim of sexual harassment as a scandal raged over magazine photos of him in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport, local media reported Friday.
Friday, August 22, 2014
A 70-year-old Australian grandfather has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel, celebrating his feat by having a couple of beers “for medicinal purposes.”
Thursday, August 21, 2014
U.S. superstar Michael Phelps came out of retirement because he believes he can swim faster than ever before, his coach Bob Bowman said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Katinka Hosszu and Velimir Stjepanovic were the first individual winners on the opening night at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Axel Reymond claimed France's first gold medal at the European swimming championship by winning the 25-kilometer open water race Sunday.
Taiwan's top table tennis player Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) on Sunday won the championship title at the Los Angeles Open, beating his Canadian rival Eugene Wang (王臻) with a score 4-0.
Monday, August 18, 2014
A host of Olympic and world champions will compete in the European championships from Monday looking to land crucial early blows just two years out from the 2016 Rio Olympics.