Covid-19 updates from around Europe: Italy reports 250 new deaths, 2,500 new cases
Italy is reporting 250 new deaths related to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
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Italy is reporting 250 new deaths related to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
The Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) — the body seeking to have itself appointed as the governing body for mixed martial arts (MMA) here — has defended the measures it is implementing to make fights safer.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Rory McIlroy will go into today’s third round of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon eight shots behind leader Phil Mickelson but believing winning a second Claret Jug in three years is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
Sun, 19 Jun, 2016
Eight Russian athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games, the country's Olympic Committee says.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 104 people whom a prosecutor has requested be brought to trial under match-fixing charges in a wide-ranging case that allegedly has its roots in Singapore.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015
Olympic events will be able to be staged in more than one city or even in different countries in the future after new rules were agreed by IOC members.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again – as long as his running does not go against the ruling of a judge.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Italy’s Olympic Committee has confirmed it has received an email containing terrorist threats ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has received assurances from the Russian government that its new anti-gay law will not impact on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
The International Olympic Committee has suspended India after a row over government interference in their election process.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
The International Olympic Committee has opened an investigation into Lance Armstrong, who could be stripped of the bronze medal he won at the Sydney Games in 2000.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
Graeme McDowell hopes golfing or Olympic authorities take the question of allegiance out of the hands of himself, Rory McIlroy and other Northern Irish golfers ahead of the sport’s re-introduction to the Games at Rio 2016.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
Peter O’Connor, who was born in Wicklow in 1872, lived most of his life in Waterford.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2012
Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey feels at his “most relaxed” before any Games during his tenure.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2012
Every Olympics has a new emblem, and every emblem causes outrage, none more so than 2012’s jagged shards, says Richard Fitzpatrick
Fri, 13 Jul, 2012
SECURITY experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organisations, including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world.
Thu, 04 Aug, 2011
South Africa’s athletics chief Leonard Chuene has been dismissed after being found guilty of financial corruption and mishandling the gender case of world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya.
Fri, 18 Feb, 2011
A top Olympian feared Irish athletes competing in the boycotted 1980 Moscow Games would stage an IRA-inspired demonstration.
Thu, 30 Dec, 2010
STADE FRANCAIS prop David Attoub has had his 70-week ban for eye-gouging reduced to 52 weeks by France’s Olympic Committee (CNOSF).
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010
Stade Francais prop David Attoub has had his 70-week ban for eye gouging reduced to 52 weeks by France’s Olympic Committee (CNOSF).
Fri, 11 Jun, 2010
Poles wept before their televisions, lowered flags to half-mast and taped black ribbons in their windows after hearing that President Lech Kaczynski and the upper echelons of the establishment lay dead in woods a short drive from the site of the Katyn forest massacre, where 22,000 Polish officers were killed by Soviet secret police in one of Poland’s greatest national traumas.
Sun, 11 Apr, 2010
Iraq were today suspended by world governing body FIFA after the Iraqi Olympic Committee dissolved the governing board of the Iraq Football Association.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2009
Organisers of the 2016 Olympics are pitching host city Rio de Janeiro as a potential “power island” immune from blackouts like the one that left 60 million Brazilians in the dark, though experts yesterday questioned whether a safe energy haven for the games is possible.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2009
Rugby sevens and golf were today confirmed as new Olympic sports for the 2016 Games.
Fri, 09 Oct, 2009
THERE’S fundraising, and then there’s fundraising.
Thu, 08 Oct, 2009
US president Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Games to his home town Chicago, saying the US "is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust".
Fri, 02 Oct, 2009
US President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen to support the bid by the city of Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2009
THE IRB will meet French authorities in an attempt to firm up laws that are allowing Marius Tincu to play in the Top 14 even though the Perpignan hooker is serving an 18-week worldwide suspension.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed a ban on Iraq from competing in the Beijing Games in a huge blow to seven Iraqi athletes who had hoped to travel to China this August, an IOC letter has said.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2008
The IAAF has made it clear today they fully support Oscar Pistorius in his bid to represent South Africa at next month’s Olympic Games.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2008
The Iraq Football Association have sacked coach Adnan Hamad following the team’s failure to progress to the final round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2008
FIFA today suspended the Iraqi Football Federation, throwing their participation in World Cup qualifying into doubt.
Mon, 26 May, 2008
The Brazilian Olympic Committee have announced they will attempt to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2007
A former Iraqi sporting official who was kidnapped along with more than two dozen others when gunmen burst into a conference centre was released today in eastern Baghdad, police and sports officials said.
Sun, 16 Jul, 2006
Gunmen kidnapped the head of Iraq’s Olympic committee and at least 30 employees today after storming a meeting of sports officials just days after the coach of Iraq’s national wrestling team was killed.
Sat, 15 Jul, 2006
Princess Cristina, the second daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, has given birth to a girl, her fourth child and the royal couple’s sixth grandchild, the Royal Palace said today.
Sun, 05 Jun, 2005
Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou will fight the provisional two-year bans imposed on them by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at an independent tribunal this weekend.
Tue, 25 Jan, 2005
Greek sprinter Kostas Kenteris has denied faking a motorbike crash to avoid a doping test before the start of the Athens Olympics.
Mon, 01 Nov, 2004
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario is aiming for a fifth Olympic medal after the International Tennis Federation gave her a special invitation to participate in the Athens Games.
Thu, 01 Jul, 2004
Security concerns for this summer’s Olympic Games intensified today after three bombs were planted at a police station in the host city Athens.
Wed, 05 May, 2004
Sat, 21 Jun, 2003