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IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA

US ‘did not tell athletes to avoid Rio Games’ due to Zika

The US Olympic Committee says Team USA is looking forward to the Rio Games and it ‘did not, would not and will not prevent athletes from competing’

US Olympic body shows Zika concern

PRECAUTIONS: Global health authorities suspect the mosquito-borne Zika virus has caused a spike in Brazil of  microcephaly, a birth defect marked by an abnormally small head. Picture: REUTERS

US Olympic Committee’s briefing is the latest sign that Olympics officials are taking Zika threat to the games in Rio de Janeiro seriously

Twenty-something Van der Burgh an ‘old man’ among kids with Rio dreams

Cameron van der Burgh. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES

Cameron van der Burgh finds himself surrounded by new young faces at a weekend gala

Manning may seek another shot at Super Bowl glory

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning admires the Vince Lombardi trophy.  Picture: EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Denver Broncos shock Carolina Panthers 24-10 as Super Bowl closes out its first half-century

Horse racing is ‘leading the way in drugs battle’

Horse Race Picture: ISTOCK

Racing can hold its head high when it comes to combating the use of drugs in the sport, writes David Mollett

Studdard fights his heart out for sick father

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Joshua Studdard shows character in development tournament while his father was fights for his life in hospital


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