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September 17, 2018 12:00 AM Mola claims third straight World Triathlon Series title

GOLD COAST, Australia: Spain’s Mario Mola clinched his third straight World Triathlon Series men’s title after finishing second in the final race here on Sunday. Frenchman Vincent Luis won the race in 1:44:34, 14 seconds ahead of Mola, while South Africa’s Richard Murray finished third.“It has been a great season and finishing with a second place behind

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Hungry Hirscher targets eighth World Cup title

VIENNA, Austria: Austrian ski king Marcel Hirscher has brushed aside any thoughts of taking it easy and is back in training for the upcoming World Cup season. The 29-year-old has dominated the World Cup landscape for the past seven seasons and in February he won his first individual Olympic titles in the men’s alpine combined and giant slalom. His bid to become

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM China appoint Hiddink to lead Olympic 2020 charge

SHANGHAI: Highly respected Dutchman Guus Hiddink was named on Monday as the new coach of China’s under-21 football team, tasked with leading the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The 71-year-old joins another well-known veteran coach, the Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, in taking a major role in China’s aggressive push to finally become a force

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Olympic great Johnson recovering from ‘mini stroke’

NEW YORK: Michael Johnson is recovering from a ‘mini stroke’, the Olympic champion and former world record-holder said on Twitter on Saturday but expects to make a full recovery. “Last week I rather surprisingly suffered what’s known as a Transient Ischemic Attack or mini stroke,” the 50-year-old American tweeted. “The good news is I’m back at home with my family

September 6, 2018 12:00 AM Short track star Victor An retires

MOSCOW: South Korean-born short-track speed skating star Victor An announced his retirement from sports on Wednesday, Russian media reported. The 32-year-old An, won six Olympic golds, three for South Korea in 2006 and three for Russia in 2014, has also decided to leave Russia for family reasons.“Unfortunately Viktor An decided to end his career and to leave 1

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia’s intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas Bach and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of the Olympic Council of Asia. The announcement came on the penultimate

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Jumpei bags triathlon gold for Japan

PALEMBANG, Indonesia: Jum-pei Furuya extended Japan’s Asian Games triathlon winning streak on Saturday as the 2020 Olympics hosts neared their record total of gold medals on the last day of full competition. The 27-year-old completed the Olympic-distance course in Palembang, where he won last year’s Asian title, in 1hr 49min 43sec, 55 seconds ahead of Kazakhstan’s

August 31, 2018 12:00 AM Four Russian biathletes face doping charges: IBU

MOSCOW: The International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Thursday that four Russian biathletes have allegedly committed anti-doping violations, but did not disclose their identities. The IBU did not provide any additional information regarding the alleged offences nor did it identify the events in which the four biathletes had competed. The Russian Biathlon

August 31, 2018 12:00 AM Pearson focused on Olympics after Commonwealth letdown

MELBOURNE: Australian hurdler Sally Pearson is determined to have one last tilt at Olympic glory in Tokyo even if it means turning her world championship defence into a “side run” next year. The former Olympic champion was struck down by a serious Achilles injury before her home Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast earlier this year but has returned

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM Tokyo unveils Miraitowa and Someity as 2020 mascots

TOKYO: The mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital on Sunday. The Olympic mascot, a blue-checked pointy-eared figure, was named as Miraitowa — combining the Japanese words ‘mirai’, meaning future, and ‘towa’, which means eternity.The Paralympic counterpart, who is pink-checked and wears 30