Monday, September 24, 2012
A territorial row which has disrupted sporting fixtures between China and Japan could even impact on Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympics, in the murky world where sports meets politics.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Ten members of the 2016 Olympics organizing committee have been sacked for stealing computer files relating to the organization of the 2012 London Olympics, a Rio 2016 spokesman told AFP on Friday.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The disputes over the Diaoyutai Islands could be harmful to Tokyo's bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, Wu Ching-kuo, Taiwan's only International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, said yesterday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Royal Air Force jets streaked through the sky above Buckingham Palace, leaving a red, white and blue trail of smoke as gold, silver and bronze medals gleamed below.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
London on Sunday bid farewell to the Paralympics, with a spectacular celebration of the human spirit, amid claims the games had led to a “seismic” shift in attitudes toward disability.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Oscar Pistorius completed his groundbreaking dual-games trip to London by finally winning an individual gold, defending his Paralympic 400m title in the last competition in the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
U.S. swimmer Victoria Arlen on Saturday took Britain Ellie Simmonds' S6 100m freestyle title, swimming to victory in a new world record for her first Paralympic gold of the London Games.
Britain's David Weir won the men's wheelchair marathon for his fourth gold of the games, as the London Paralympic Games entered their final lap on Sunday with a valedictory tour of the city's streets.
The London Paralympics has helped shatter social taboos and attitudes towards people with a disability, as well as giving a new, high-profile global platform to disabled sports, organizers said on Sunday.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Australia's Jacqueline Freney on Thursday won the women's S7 400-meter freestyle, bagging her seventh gold of the London Paralympics, as compatriot Matthew Cowdrey took a career 12th and Natalie du Toit again shined.