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Dec 18, 2014

Viktor vindicated as Russian switch pays off

SEOUL (Reuters) – Whether ‘V’ stands for ‘victory’, ‘vindication’ or ‘vengeance’, Viktor Ahn wrote his new name in the record books by winning three more short track golds at the Sochi Olympics, repaying the faith his adopted country Russia had showed in him.

Born ‘Ahn Hyun-soo’ in Seoul, the skater won his first three Olympic golds racing for South Korea at the Turin Winter Games in 2006 and had racked up 18 world championship titles before his 22nd birthday.

Dec 18, 2014

Speedskating-Viktor vindicated as Russian switch pays off

SEOUL, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Whether ‘V’ stands for ‘victory’, ‘vindication’ or ‘vengeance’, Viktor Ahn wrote his new name in the record books by winning three more short track golds at the Sochi Olympics, repaying the faith his adopted country Russia had showed in him.

Born ‘Ahn Hyun-soo’ in Seoul, the skater won his first three Olympic golds racing for South Korea at the Turin Winter Games in 2006 and had racked up 18 world championship titles before his 22nd birthday.

Dec 12, 2014

Pyeongchang dismisses sliding events switch

SEOUL (Reuters) – Pyeongchang has no plans to move Winter Olympics competitions away from the South Korean alpine town, the 2018 organizing committee said on Friday, downplaying reports that talks had taken place on switching sliding events to Japan.

Sources told Reuters at the recent International Olympic Committee session in Monaco that Pyeongchang organizers (POCOG) had held discussions with the luge and bobsleigh/skeleton federations about the possibility of the switch.

Dec 12, 2014

Olympics-Pyeongchang dismisses sliding events switch

SEOUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Pyeongchang has no plans to move Winter Olympics competitions away from the South Korean alpine town, the 2018 organising committee said on Friday, downplaying reports that talks had taken place on switching sliding events to Japan.

Sources told Reuters at the recent International Olympic Committee session in Monaco that Pyeongchang organisers (POCOG) had held discussions with the luge and bobsleigh/skeleton federations about the possibility of the switch.

Nov 25, 2014

Hughes injury a reminder of ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ dangers

By Peter Rutherford

(Reuters) – To cricket outsiders, the “Gentleman’s Game” often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days.

The sickening head injury that left Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in critical condition on Tuesday, however, was a brutal reminder of the sport’s ferocity.

Nov 25, 2014

Cricket-Hughes injury a reminder of ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ dangers

Nov 25 (Reuters) – To cricket outsiders, the “Gentleman’s Game” often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days.

The sickening head injury that left Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in critical condition on Tuesday, however, was a brutal reminder of the sport’s ferocity.

Nov 12, 2014

Future bleak for India’s Sarita, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the Indian fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Future bleak for Sarita Devi, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Boxing-Future bleak for India’s Sarita, says AIBA head Wu

SEOUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) – L Sarita Devi’s amateur boxing career could be finished after her “unacceptable” behaviour at the Incheon Asian Games where the Indian fighter refused to accept her bronze medal on the podium, the president of the governing AIBA said on Wednesday.

“It was totally unacceptable behaviour for any competition in any sport,” Taiwan’s Ching-kuo Wu told Reuters by telephone.

Nov 12, 2014

Fighters safer without headgear – AIBA chief Wu

SEOUL (Reuters) – The decision to remove protective headgear in men’s amateur boxing has made the sport safer by reducing concussions and forcing fighters to protect their heads more, Ching-Kuo Wu, the president of the governing AIBA, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress on South Korea’s Jeju Island, Wu also said women’s boxing could one day follow suit but only after extensive monitoring of the men’s game.

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      "Based in Singapore, I am the Chief Sub Editor for sports in Asia. In addition to sub editing duties I also compile monthly rotas for our team of deskers and reporters in the region, but I also get to do a lot of the fun stuff such as covering major sports events like the Olympics and World Cup."
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