France's Soccer Team Builds Unity, Euphoria at Home But Will It Last?
As the French savor their World Cup victory, the nation's soccer (football) team is changing old and negative stereotypes about immigrants and integration. But can this sense of national unity and pride really last?
Japan's Shohei Ohtani Making 'ShoTime' in California
“An incredible player came from Japan” a fan of the Los Angeles Angels said recently.
US Professional Basketball Continues to Grow Internationally
Every year, the National Basketball Association holds games before the official season starts to build support for its 30 professional teams.
Blind Athlete Hikes the Grand Canyon
Shawn Cheshire is a blind cyclist who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Swimming Is a Great All-body Workout
From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle Report.
Naomi Osaka Is First Japanese Tennis Player to Win Grand Slam
Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open tennis championship on Saturday.
South African Grandmothers Are Boxing to Fight Old Age
Some older women in South Africa are fighting the effects of aging with boxing exercises.
Cuban, US Major League Baseball Sign Historic Player Deal
Cuban baseball players no longer have to risk their lives if they want to become stars in the U.S. major leagues.
Canadian Figure Skating Duo Takes 2nd Gold at Winter Olympics
Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir cemented their place in Winter Olympic history with a gold medal winning performance Tuesday in South Korea.
Woman Bodybuilder in Malawi Gains Fame, Dispels Stereotypes
BLANTYRE, MALAWI —
In Malawi, bodybuilding and bodybuilding competitions have long been regarded as a male-only activity. But 33-year-old Doreen Kumbatira is changing that perception.
Italy's Molinari Wins Golf's British Open
Professional golfer Francesco Molinari won his first major championship Sunday, defeating an array of the sport's top stars at the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Cameroon's Top Female Footballer Opens First Girls Academy
Cameroon's top female football (soccer) star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls.
Ethiopian Olympian Living in Exile in US to Return Home
After winning the silver medal in the men’s marathon event at the 2016 Olympic Games, Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa went to the United States. He has lived in exile there for the last two years. Now, he has decided to return home.
Chinese Bullfighters Bring Martial Arts to Their Sport
Several times a week, Ren Ruzhi battles an opponent that is five times his weight and strong enough to kill him.
Indonesia Closes Asian Games with Eye on Olympics
The 18th Asian Games came to close in Indonesia Sunday with a glittering ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations.
Olympic Ready? Robot Skiers Compete in South Korea
As the world’s top athletes competed at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, some robots also showed off their winter sports skills.
Brazilian Woman Sets Record Surfing Biggest Wave
Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has been credited with setting a world record for the largest-ever wave surfed by a female earlier this year.
New Rules to End Never-Ending Tennis Match
American Andy Roddick knows something about playing in tennis matches that seem to never end.
Nuñez Home Run Leads Red Sox to World Series Game One Win
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts played the percentages Tuesday night with his team down by one run to the Boston Red Sox in the seventh inning of the opening game of this year's Major League Baseball World Series.
US Teen Dominates Olympic Halfpipe Snowboarding
Chloe Kim was dominant as the 17-year-old American took the gold medal Tuesday in the halfpipe snowboarding event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.