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Esports into Asian Games; Could the Olympics be next?
by Stephen Wade - August 27, 2018 - 5:12pm
Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China.
Clarkson: Being Philippines flagbearer ranks with NBA finals
by Stephen Wade - August 20, 2018 - 12:37am
Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a "great experience."
Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances
by Stephen Wade - June 22, 2018 - 9:45am
Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.
Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup
by Stephen Wade - June 20, 2018 - 10:30am
Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup, which would give him the one thing that’s missing from a career that ranks among the greatest.
IOC to Tokyo organizers: Be ‘forthright’ about preparations
by Stephen Wade - April 25, 2018 - 9:30am
The head of an IOC inspection team urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about progress and planning on Tuesday.
IOC upholds doping ban; Russians can’t march under own flag
by Stephen Wade - February 25, 2018 - 12:30pm
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” the...
Messi's hat-trick lifts Argentina to World Cup
by Stephen Wade - October 11, 2017 - 1:42am
Lionel Messi's three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying, keeping the Albiceleste from missing out for the first time since 1970.
Argentina slumps to 0-0 draw; verges on missing World Cup
by Stephen Wade - October 6, 2017 - 6:16am
It's getting late for Lionel Messi, who'll be 31 during next year's World Cup in Russia.
IOC balks at helping Rio with $35-40 million Olympic debt
by Stephen Wade - July 10, 2017 - 2:49am
The IOC has balked at helping Rio Olympic organizers pay a debt estimated at $35-40 million.
Electricity cut at Maracana stadium over unpaid bills
by Stephen Wade - January 27, 2017 - 11:01am
Electric utility company Light said in a statement that power was cut Thursday at the stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup soccer final, and the opening and closing ceremonies of last year's Rio Olympics.
Tokyo prepares for 2020, facing rising costs and new sports
by Stephen Wade - August 23, 2016 - 8:53am
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.
Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village
by Stephen Wade - July 29, 2016 - 9:30am
Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday (Friday in M...
Rio Olympics: Leaks, electrical outages as teams arrive
by Stephen Wade - July 24, 2016 - 11:45pm
Thousands of athletes arriving for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics could find major plumbing and electrical problems in their rooms at the Athletes Village with the games opening in just under two weeks.
Most Olympics use one poster; Rio goes with collection of 13
by Stephen Wade - July 13, 2016 - 10:53am
Most Olympics have only one official poster. The Rio de Janeiro Games will have 13, a collection meant to showcase the diversity of Latin America's largest country.
Miriam suffers complication, placed in intensive care unit
by Stephen Wade - June 1, 2016 - 2:55pm
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was rushed to the hospital by ambulance on Monday evening, according to a statement released by her staff.
Legacy of Rio Olympics: Bike lane crashes into the sea
by Stephen Wade - April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
At the flame-lighting in the ruins of Ancient Olympia, Brazil's sport minister Ricardo Leyser tried to assure the world about the troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hours later on Thursday back in Rio,...
Ticket scalping starts in Brazil even without the tickets
by Stephen Wade - April 5, 2016 - 4:38pm
Some people in Brazil are trying to scalp tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — even before the tickets are issued.
Spokesman: Rio 'confident' games untouched by graft scandal
by Stephen Wade - March 24, 2016 - 8:30pm
A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says he's "confident" the sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won't touch projects connected to South America's first games.
Top seeds Nadal and Ferrer reach quarterfinals in Rio
by Stephen Wade - February 18, 2016 - 9:00am
 Even the King of Clay Rafael Nadal needs victories to boost his confidence, which has waned recently as his dominance has slipped on the slippery red surface.
Thiem reaches quarterfinals in Rio; Tsonga out on rainy day
by Stephen Wade - February 17, 2016 - 7:41pm
Rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila)  with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman.
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