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Tour de France

Egan Bernal becomes 1st Colombian to win Tour de France

On the Champs-Elysees fittingly bathed in the yellow of a golden dusk, a Tour de France for the ages crowned a champion of an unusually young age on Sunday: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, South America's first winner of cycling's greatest race.
Tour de France

Egan Bernal poised to become 1st Colombian to win Tour de France

Egan Bernal was poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France when he retained the overall lead after Saturday's 20th stage, a 59-km ride from Albertville.

Defiant Caster Semenya urges IAAF to 'focus on doping, not us'

A defiant Caster Semenya is urging track's governing body to drop its battle against female runners with high testosterone levels and instead focus on catching dope cheats.
French Open

Osaka battles through 2nd round victory, keeps Grand Slam streak alive

Naomi Osaka is grinding her way through the French Open the hard way. To cling onto her quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title, the top-ranked Osaka has twice had to rally from first-set woes. The latest opponent was former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, beaten 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the second round Thursday.

Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

Breakdancing's conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.

Paris aims to make Olympics desirable again

The world's capital of romance intends to make the Olympic Games desirable again.

WADA study finds doping was prevalent at 2011 IAAF worlds

A long-delayed study funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency says one third of athletes may have knowingly doped shortly before they competed at the 2011 track world championships — although few of them were caught at the time.

All French Open matches delayed due to flood warning

Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, creating a scheduling headache and fuelling a debate about the need for a showcourt roof.

Prosecutors probe $2M payment tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

A shell company in Singapore is increasingly emerging at the heart of what French prosecutors believe was an organized web of corruption in sports, with their suspicions now extending to Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics.

WADA concerned by report on IAAF's handling of Russian doping

Findings reported by The Associated Press that track and field officials contemplated hiding the full extent of Russian doping before the 2012 London Olympics are "most concerning" and warrant further investigation, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.