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  • A general view of the Gangneung Oval

    Fishy tale as Olympic venues face uncertain future

    Thousands of fans will pack the futuristic Gangneung Oval for the Olympic speed skating competition next month. But afterwards, one suggestion is for the cavernous steel-grey structure to store frozen fish.

  • BOA holds 1st AGM

    The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) yesterday held its maiden Annual General Meeting since its inception in 1979, with BOA president and army chief General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque in chair and 49 members of the general assembly present, at the Kurmitola Golf Club.

  • Andy Murray

    Inspired Murray bids for Olympic glory

    Andy Murray reveals the secret behind the personalised notes that fueled his Wimbledon triumph and will inspire his bid for more Olympic glory.

  • Bolt gears up for Olympic trials

    Usain Bolt will embark on the first major test of what he plans to be a triumphant swansong Thursday as the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials get under way.

  • The female jaguar Juma escaped its handlers after the Olympic torch relay ceremony in Rio

    Brazil ‘Olympic’ jaguar shot dead

    A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said.

  • IAAF to decide on Russia

    Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final decision on Olympic participation.

  • Bolt prepared to return gold

    Usain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay team mate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.

  • 'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

    Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

  • WHO to conduct Zika Olympic examination

    The World Health Organization is to conduct an examination into the risks of holding the Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus.

  • Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016

    Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment" and "unwarranted attacks".

  • Russia backs IOC over Beijing doping action

    Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

  • Indian delegation arrives for SA Games

    An official Indian delegation is currently in Dhaka for the promotion of 12th South Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 6 to 16, 2016.

  • Russia suspended from athletics

    Russia's athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition - including the Olympic Games - for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

  • Maracana to host 2016 Olympic football finals

    The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host both the men's and women's 2016 Olympic Football final matches next summer.

  • Sachin and Shane want cricket at Olympics

    All-time greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have called for Twenty20 cricket to become an Olympic sport.

  • Bolt wins fourth world 200m title

    Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin for the world 200m title at the championships in Beijing, China.

  • New Zealand thrown out of Olympic qualifying

    New Zealand's footballers are thrown out of their Olympic qualifying tournament Sunday for fielding an ineligible player just hours before they are due to contest the final.

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt wins 200m on European return

    Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.