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Olympic Games

Bow and arrow take the world by storm

Elite archers were competing this week in the World Cup series in Antalya, Turkey, the first major event since the sport was elevated by the IOC to a higher ranking that will ensure a bigger share of Olympic revenues every four years.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:51am

Esther Williams a star in the pool and on the silver screen

Esther Williams, the self-described "Million Dollar Mermaid", whose wholesome beauty, shapely figure and aquatic skills launched an entire genre of movies - the Technicolor "aqua musicals" - died on June 6 at the age of 91. She was remembered for her Hollywood fame but also her influence on fashion and on synchronised swimming, the Olympic sport inspired by her cinematic water ballet.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

Four of the six candidates vying to succeed Rogge as International Olympic Committee president were sitting around the same conference table. The two other contenders were down the hall in the same convention centre in St Petersburg, Russia, mixing with the delegates.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Lang 'can help China return to glory'

Former Olympic gold medallist Zhao Ruirui believes the Chinese women's team could return to their former glory under new coach Lang Ping, a Chinese volleyball legend.

The 52-year-old Lang was appointed national coach for a second time two months ago.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Real work ahead for squash's Olympic Games bid

The real work of making squash an Olympic sport still lies ahead, the game's Asian head, David Mui Ying-yuen, warned yesterday.

The IOC vote this week in St Petersburg, Russia, saw wrestling and baseball/softball win the right to be considered for reinstatement as Olympic sports and for squash to be considered for inclusion for the first time.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Squash hopes third time's the charm for Olympic inclusion

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and will announce a shortlist from eight candidate sports that are vying for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo says China 'understands' his IOC bid

The world boxing chief, who last week announced his candidacy to succeed IOC president Jacques Rogge, said he was confident that his long personal history with China would make this a case of "sport over politics".

29 May 2013 - 5:20am

Crunch talks will map out future of games

Call it the perfect storm of Olympic politics. With sports leaders gathering in St Petersburg, Russia, this week for a global convention, three high-profile campaigns will be played out at the same time in an unusual confluence of issues that will set the tone for the future of the Olympic movement.

28 May 2013 - 5:39am

Wrestling pins its Games hopes on reforms

The widespread reforms introduced to the historic sport of wrestling gives it a very strong chance of regaining its place in the Olympics, the newly elected president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles said.

25 May 2013 - 5:22am

Singapore’s Ng poised to challenge for IOC

Ng Ser Miang looked set to challenge to become the new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, with officials saying an announcement was imminent.

15 May 2013 - 4:54pm