New report warns of heat danger at Paris Olympics

New report warns of heat danger at Paris Olympics

A new report out Tuesday, backed by climate scientists and athletes, warned about the dangers posed by extreme high temperatures at this year's Paris Olympics. The "Rings of Fire" report —a collaboration between non-profit Climate Central, academics at Britain's University of Portsmouth and 11 Olympians— said conditions in Paris could be worse than the last Games in Tokyo in 2021.



Paris prepares epic Olympics dance show

Paris prepares epic Olympics dance show

Music pounds through an empty hangar on the outskirts of Paris as dancers perform a few snatches of a top-secret routine in front of giant mirrors. Audiences will get to see the fruits of their labours on 26 July when the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is held in Paris.







Andy Murray uncertain to play in fifth Olympics despite selection

Andy Murray uncertain to play in fifth Olympics despite selection

Andy Murray said Sunday he was "not 100 per cent sure" he will play at the Paris Olympics despite being selected just hours earlier for his fifth Games. Murray, who has said he intends to retire later this year, was granted an International Tennis Federation (ITF) place to compete at the Games despite his lowly singles ranking of 97 because he is a former Grand Slam winner and double-Olympic champion.


Femke Bol predicts "nice battle" with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in Paris

Femke Bol predicts "nice battle" with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in Paris

Femke Bol, fresh from two golds and a bronze at the European Championships, admits she is looking forward to what she says will be a "nice battle" with American arch-rival Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone at the Paris Olympics. Bol was one of the stars of the championships in Rome, dominating her speciality event, the 400m hurdles, and going on to anchor the women's 4x400m relay team to victory while also picking up third place in the mixed relay.


Matt Richards tells IOC to "take care of their athletes" after ticketing scam

Matt Richards tells IOC to "take care of their athletes" after ticketing scam

Olympic freestyle gold medallist Matt Richards has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take better care of athletes competing at the Games and their families after his parents fell victim to an online ticketing scam. Richards' mother Amanda has told the BBC that the family had been scammed out of £2,500 pounds (€2,955 euros) by a ticket website that "looked perfectly legitimate”. The swimmer has called out the IOC and its President for not providing competitor’s families with better access to tickets. 


Emmanuel Wanyonyi: Olympic berth with third fastest time ever

Emmanuel Wanyonyi: Olympic berth with third fastest time ever

Nineteen-year-old Emmanuel Wanyonyi claimed the men’s 800m final at the Kenyan Olympic trials Saturday, clocking in at a world-leading and personal best time of 1:41 —the third fastest in the world behind fellow Kenyans David Rudisha and Wilson Kipketer. Wanyonyi almost failed to qualify for the finals after he was tripped and fell during Friday’s semifinals, where he finished sixth. Despite struggling with a swollen leg, Wanyonyi bounced back on Saturday to secure a spot on the Olympic team.