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Activists aim to derail Beijing’s bid for Winter Olympics

Participants hold a flag bearing the bidding logo of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, during a event to gather signatures to support Beijing’s bid, at a park in Beijing, China, February 8, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Stringer Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital. Continue reading

Felix to run 400 meters and relays at worlds

Allyson Felix of the U.S. celebrates victory in the 200 metres women event at the IAAF Diamond League Athletissima athletics meeting at the Pontaise Stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 9, 2015 Continue reading

IAAF expecting full Bird’s Nest for world championships

The National Stadium, also known as the ”Bird’s Nest”, is seen reflected in a lake before Earth Hour at the Olympic Park in Beijing, March 29, 2014. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Kim Kyung-Hoon After a remarkable turnaround in less than two weeks, international athletics chief Lamine Diack said on Thursday he had been told to expect full houses for the evening sessions at next month’s athletics world championships in Beijing. On July 18, Diack had expressed his concern at the slow rate of ticket sales for the Aug Continue reading

German Schwanitz all but seals shot put Diamond Race

Christina Schwanitz of Germany reacts in the women’s shot put final final during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich August 17, 2014. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Phil Noble Germany’s Christina Schwanitz effectively wrapped up her first Diamond Race shot put title with a winning throw of 20.13 meters on the eve of the main IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm. Schwanitz, who has 18 points and a nine-point lead over American Michelle Carter after four successive Diamond League wins this season, needs only to show up for the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich on Sept. Continue reading

Athletics-Felix to run 400m and relays at worlds

Allyson Felix of the U.S. Continue reading

Fraser-Pryce could run both sprints at worlds

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica reacts after win the women’s 200 metres final during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, July 4, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Stephane Mahe Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may change her plans and defend both her 100 and 200 meters titles at next month’s world championships in Beijing Continue reading

Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

Men’s Singles – Switzerland’s Roger Federer looks dejected during the finalMandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew CouldridgeLivepic World number two Roger Federer has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal, though he gave no reason for his decision in a statement released by organizers on Wednesday. Federer, a 17-times grand slam singles champion, has twice won the elite ATP World Tour Masters event — in Toronto in 2004 and 2006 Continue reading

Felix to run 400m and relays at worlds

Allyson Felix of the U.S. celebrates victory in the 200 metres women event at the IAAF Diamond League Athletissima athletics meeting at the Pontaise Stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 9, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Pierre Albouy Olympic 200 meters gold medalist Allyson Felix has chosen to run the 400 meters at next month’s world championships, her coach told NEWS.GNOM.ES on Wednesday Continue reading

Probe into California tree fall begins; kids seriously hurt

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at a Southern California children’s museum, leaving a young boy and girl hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said Continue reading

Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA ‘mafia’

Former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona gestures from a balcony as he attends the Argentine First Division soccer match between Boca Juniors and Quilmes at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires July 18, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Marcos Brindicci Argentine football great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he wants to fight the “mafia” responsible for the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, but he stopped short of saying he wants to be the next president of global soccer’s governing body. Continue reading