Sports World: Kenya to probe NOC's Rio mismanagement

Kenya to probe NOC's Rio mismanagement

NAIROBI • Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country's team during the Rio Games.

Sports Minister Hassan Wario has set up a committee to investigate and it will report its findings by Sept 30. The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has also been asked to begin a probe.


Lamela trick pleases fans, but not his boss

LONDON • Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his disapproval at Erik Lamela's showboating last week.

The English football club Tottenham's record signing, in stoppage time of their win over Crystal Palace, nutmegged his old team-mate Andros Townsend, which went down a treat with Spurs fans. His coach was less amused. "I can understand the reaction. To be honest I don't like this kind of thing," he said.


Fed, Nadal to play on same side in Laver Cup

NEW YORK • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play doubles together in a new competition pitting Europe against the Rest of the World in a Ryder Cup-style tennis event.

The Laver Cup was launched in New York on Wednesday with Federer and Nadal, with 31 Grand Slam titles between them, both committed to the event which will be held in Prague from Sept 22-24 next year.


Cooper back in mix for Wallabies against NZ

WELLINGTON • Quade Cooper has been thrown a Test lifeline after being recalled yesterday to Australia's rugby team for the second Bledisloe Cup tie against New Zealand tomorrow.

It will be the Toulon-based Cooper's first game at any level since April and his first Test since the Wallabies played Uruguay 11 months ago during the Rugby World Cup.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe