‘Opening ceremony pivotal to Olympics success’, says ex-Olympic organiser – Sport

PARIS: France’s sports minister could be forgiven if she is nervous before the Paris Olympics opening ceremony for it “sets the tone” for what follows, Hugh Robertson, the minister charged with delivering the 2012 London Games, told AFP. Robertson, whose role 12 years ago is filled by French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera this year, says … Read more

Nadal sweeps past Borg in Bastad – Sport

BASTAD: Rafael Nadal swept past Leo Borg, son of tennis great Bjorn Borg, to advance to the second round of the Bastad Open on Tuesday as he builds towards the Paris Olympics. It was Nadal’s first singles match since the 38-year-old fell in the opening round at Roland Garros on May 27 and he eased … Read more