Sports World: Brazil Olympic chief quits to fight charges

Brazil Olympic chief quits to fight charges

RIO DE JANEIRO • Carlos Nuzman, the chairman of Brazil's Olympic committee who helped organise last year's Rio Games, resigned on Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.

The International Olympic Committee last Friday provisionally suspended the 75-year-old, stripping him of his honorary membership and removing him from the coordination committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Perfect day for gym defending champs

MONTREAL • Japan's Kenzo Shirai took his third floor exercise crown as defending champions dominated on Saturday at the World Gymnastics Championships.

All five apparatus titles decided at Montreal's Olympic Stadium went to those who had taken crowns in the previous edition in 2015 in Glasgow.

Britain's Max Whitlock (pommel horse), Greece's Eleftherios Petrounias (rings), China's Fan Yilin (uneven bars) and Russia's Maria Paseka (vault) all retained their titles.


Chile expect no favours from Brazil

SANTIAGO • Brazil will not take it easy in tomorrow's World Cup football qualifier, Chile captain Claudio Bravo said on Saturday, even though the home side have already qualified for Russia as group winners and a loss to the visitors in Sao Paulo would harm the chances of arch-rivals Argentina.

Chile lie third in the 10-team South American standings and anything less than a win in Brazil means automatic qualification will depend on other results.


Goffin wins in Tokyo for 2nd straight title

TOKYO • Belgium's David Goffin beat Adrian Mannarino of France in straight sets to win tennis' Japan Open yesterday, his second victory in consecutive weeks.

Fourth seed Goffin prevailed 6-3, 7-5 in 1hr 24min against the unseeded Mannarino in the final at the Ariake Coliseum, capturing his fourth career title.


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