Italian swimming star Pellegrini books place at fifth Olympics

Italian swimming star Federica Pellegrini booked her spot at a fifth Olympics on Friday by attaining the 200m freestyle qualifying standard. The world record holder and 2008 Olympic champion at the distance eased to victory in 1min 56.69sec, inside the…

Stan Okoye targets Olympics, 2022 Afrobasket glory

As one of the senior members of the current D’Tigers squad, Spain-based Stanley Okoye has set his target at a possible podium finish at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The member of the 2015 team that won Nigeria’s…

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup (BBC)

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and football’s 2022…

Michael Johnson: Four-time Olympic champion recovering after ‘mini-stroke’ (BBC)

Johnson’s gold in the 400m at the 2000 Olympics at 33 years 12 days made him the oldest gold medallist at any track event shorter than 5,000m Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson says he is recovering at home after suffering…

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