Two Russians swimmers launch appeal against Rio ban

Rejecting calls for a blanket ban on Russia, the International Olympic Committee decided on July 24 that individual sports federations should investigate athletes implicated in the report and decide who should be excluded. Despite its size, Cuba is a heavyweight in the world of sports, and may have several surprises up its sleeve for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "They're very used to traveling around so when we're actually on a plane with them they normally travel very well".

Turkey's purge widens to media, education

Anadolu reported that Turkey's top broadcasting authority on Tuesday revoked the licenses for 24 radio and television companies that it said are linked to Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan blames for masterminding the coup. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told reporters that 9,322 people were under legal proceedings in relation to the attempted coup. Gulen, who is elderly and in poor health, also told reporters that he is in his last days of life, and would like to remain in the ...

Carmike Cinemas gets 'best and final offer' from AMC Theaters

Leawood-based AMC said its amended and restated merger agreement is for $33.06 a share in cash and stock. The new cash-and-stock pact is valued at $1.2 billion, including debt, up from $1.1 billion previously. AMC's bid to acquire Carmike has been opposed by Carmike's largest stockholders, who say the original price is too low. The deal was reached not long after AMC's acquisition of Europe's largest cinema chain, Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group, for £500 million ($650 million).


Rio Olymics 2016: Fu Yuanhui hailed in China for breaking menstruation taboo

This is a huge step for the women of China (and women everywhere) to talk more openly about what it's like to be a professional athlete competing while on your period. "When I mentioned tampons to some of my friends who have not been overseas yet, the first thing they said was 'ah, is that what American girls use during their period?" Fu had clocked the same time as third place Kylie Masse meaning they both won bronze.

First Daughter Sasha Obama Is Adulting Like A Boss!

A coworker told the Herald they were wondering why several people were helping the girl out, but then eventually figured out who she was. Sasha Obama has left the comforts of the White House to wait tables at a restaurant . The First Daughter is believed to be working there until Saturday when the rest of her family will join her for a two week holiday. The food joint is a favourite stop for the Obama family, who always pop in for a seafood feed when they are on their annual ...