Olympic-sport Reports & Results

TAEKWONDO: China wins four titles in eight classes in first Sofia Grand Prix

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The first-ever World Taekwondo Grand Prix event held in Bulgaria turned out to be a showcase for China, with four wins in the eight...

SPORT CLIMBING: Mawem and Song win World Cup Speed titles in Xiamen

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The final Speed competitions of the IFSC World Cup saw first-time seasonal winners in France’s Bassa Mawem and China’s YiLing Song. Mawem finished fifth in...

FIGURE SKATING: Hubbell & Donohue win second straight title at Skate America

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Despite losing the Free Skate, the American duo of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the Ice Dance title for the second straight year...

BADMINTON: Repeat titles for Momota, Tai and Gideon/Sukamuljo in Denmark

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Fans attending the 2019 version of the Danisa Denmark Open might have thought they were watching a re-run of the 2018 tournament as three...

FIGURE SKATING: Chen takes third straight Skate America title; Brown second for U.S. 1-2

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Americans Nathan Chen and Jason Brown took the gold and silver medals in Men’s Singles to kick off the ISU Grand Prix season at...

CURLING: Canada goes undefeated to win Mixed World Championships

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With its third different team in three years, Canada defended its title the WCF World Mixed Curling Championship, this time held in Aberdeen, Scotland. Skip...

FIGURE SKATING Preview: U.S. stars Chen, Tennell and Hubbell/Donohue headline Skate America

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The winter-sports season is here, with the top-line ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix starting this weekend at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada...

COMING ATTRACTIONS: Cycling tour ends in China, Speed titles in Climbing, Taekwondo in Sofia

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A fairly quiet week of action, with the UCI World Tour ending and action in Sport Climbing and Taekwondo: ● CYCLING ● UCI World Tour...

VOLLEYBALL: Brazil wins men’s World Cup; Dominicans beat U.S. in NORCECA Women’s

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Although not impacting anything important like the Olympic Games, the FIVB men’s World Cup and the NORCECA Women’s Championship concluded over the weekend. In Japan,...

TABLE TENNIS: Two golds each for Xin and Sun as China wins four in...

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Chinese stars Xin Xu and Yingsha Sun both won two golds medals at the German Open in Bremen, but the star of the show...

SHOOTING: Skinner wins, Hancock loses to world record in ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final

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The ISSF World Cup Final for Shotgun featured one of the most intense battles ever in the men’s Skeet final. Competing in Al-Ain (UAE),...

BOXING: More judging issues as Russia leads the medal table at Women’s World Championships

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The 11th edition of the AIBA women’s World Championships were a good one for the home team, but there was more judging controversy in...

CYCLING: Dutch treat for Mollema after solo attack wins Il Lombardia

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The penultimate climb in the 113th running of Il Lombardia proved to be decisive because that’s when Dutchman Bauke Mollema decided to attack. The racing...

COMING ATTRACTIONS: CONCACAF Nations League opens Friday; famed Il Lombardia cycling race Saturday

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Previews of international events of note coming up: ● CYCLING ● Tour de France and La Vuelta winners all in for Il Lombardia We’re almost at...

VOLLEYBALL: Men’s World Cup nears halfway with Brazil and U.S. standing 1-2

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The 14th edition of the FIVB men’s World Cup is underway in Japan and nearing the halfway point, with Brazil and the United States...

BOXING Preview: Seven 2018 champions return for AIBA World Women’s Champs in Russia

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The 11th edition of the AIBA Women’s World Championships are underway and in the early preliminary stages in Ulan-Ude (RUS) and will continue through...

VOLLEYBALL: China sets record with fifth Women’s World Cup win; U.S. second at 10-1

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Over the course of two weeks of play and 66 matches, it ended up that the one that counted most came last Monday (23rd)...

SPORT CLIMBING: Ondra and Seo triumph in Lead World Cup in Slovenia

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Three-time World Champion Adam Ondra claimed his second Lead World Cup win of the season and Korea’s Chae-Hyun Seo claimed her third in Kranj...

CANOE-KAYAK: Three first-time champions in four events in World Slalom Championships

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Three new World Champions were crowned in the third time that the ICF Slalom Worlds were held at the famed course in La Seu...

CYCLING: Pedersen stuns with World Road win while van Vleuten claims women’s title

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The UCI World Road Race Championships concluded with a soggy men’s race that produced an electrifying finish that placed unheralded Mads Pedersen of Denmark...

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