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Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:17:10 -0500
Athletics' ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was "technological doping."
'They're fast, but are they fair?' Amateur runners face Nike dilemma
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:16:31 -0500
British amateur runner and triathlete Holly Grundon was delighted to smash a long-held personal speed target - to finish a half marathon in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.
China shuts transport, temples, Disneyland as virus toll rises to 25
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:15:56 -0500
China stepped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, with public transport suspended in 10 cities, the shutting of temples and the rapid construction of a hospital to treat the infected.
Factbox: Nike's Vaporfly running shoes and tumbling records
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:13:48 -0500
World Athletics is set to announce the findings of a review of technology in road and track shoes by the end of January, and it is expected to change its rules in light of tumbling times recorded by athletes using Nike's Vaporfly brand.
No Mickey Mouse parade as Shanghai Disney shuts to prevent spread of virus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:10:55 -0500
Walt Disney Co's Shanghai Disney Resort will be closed from Saturday to help prevent the spread of a flu-like virus that broke out in the Chinese city Wuhan, killing 25 people and infecting more than 800, the theme park operator said.
China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:41:19 -0500
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilizing machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said.
The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:39:50 -0500
An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 25 people and infected more than 800 globally.
Singapore confirms two more Wuhan virus cases, taking tally to three
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:39:21 -0500
Singapore confirmed two more cases of a new strain of coronavirus, its health ministry said on Friday, a day after identifying its first case of the infection that originated from China.
Fast Retailing closes Uniqlo stores in Wuhan due to virus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:16:19 -0500
Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd said on Friday that it has temporarily closed 17 Uniqlo stores in the China's Wuhan after the spread of a flu-like virus suspended local transportation.
Stocks hold steady but virus anxiety lingers as millions travel for Lunar New Year break
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:14:11 -0500
Asian shares steadied on Friday in holiday-thinned trade for the Lunar New Year, despite fears that a new coronavirus from China could spread rapidly as millions of people travel over the week-long break.