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February 7, 2018 11:21 am gmt |
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Pyeongchang 2018 may not have started yet, but organisers of the next landmark Olympic Games are already learning the rigours of hosting a major sporting event. Tokyo will host the next summer games in 2020 and the organising committee has sent a large delegation to near-neighbours South Korea to lea...
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August 23, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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Norwegian cross-country Zskier Therese Johaug’s doping ban has been extended by five months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday (August 22), dashing her hopes of competing in the Olympic Games next February. The ban, extended to 18 months, will expire in April 2018, CAS sa...
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March 31, 2017 4:46 am gmt |
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Turkish female distance runners Elvan Abeylegesse and Gamze Bulut are set to be stripped of silver medals from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games after being handed bans for doping on Wednesday. The sanctions will also mean the reallocation of medals awarded a decade ago at the 2007 Osaka athletics worl...
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August 6, 2016 1:05 pm gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama praised Team USA on Saturday (August 6) as the athletes started competing in Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “That’s the Olympic spirit – and it’s the American spirit, too. In our Olympians, we recognize that no one accomplishes greatness al...
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August 2, 2016 11:56 am gmt |
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The Olympic Games have been the catalyst for a positive transformation of Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic committee said on Monday (1st Aug). With gleaming new stadiums dotting the coastline in the Barra de Tijuca neighborhood, Rio is set to open the first Olympics on South American soil on...
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August 1, 2016 10:40 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s ten-member contingent left for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of today (August 1) with veteran marathon runner Anuradha Indrajith Cooray as the overall captain. The 38-year-old long distance specialist, who erased Asian Games gold medallist S.L.B.Rosa’s 40-year-old...
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July 13, 2016 5:28 am gmt |
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Rio 2016 launched on Tuesday (July 12) the 13 official posters aimed at representing the diversity of Latin America’s largest nation, where most Olympic Games have only one. The posters were unveiled at a scenic exhibition at the new Museum of Tomorrow jutting out over the Guanabara Bay as a ce...
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June 2, 2016 9:27 am gmt |
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday (June 1) that he hoped Russia would participate in this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that it will target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries...
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November 24, 2015 9:39 am gmt |
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday (November 23) French as the official language for the 2016 Games amid rising fears that Rio de Janeiro may be a target of terrorist groups. A ceremony was held with members of Brazil’s French community, who held a minute’s sile...
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November 14, 2015 8:07 am gmt |
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Russia’s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that al...
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August 29, 2015 4:30 am gmt |
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Today (Saturday) India marks the National Sports Day and it has become extra special today as India’s women’s team booked their second qualification ever for the Olympic Games. The fifth-place finished at the Hockey World League semi-finals earlier in July this year and a place opened up ...
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August 13, 2015 12:35 pm gmt |
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A new scheme by the Electronic Sports League tests all the competitive video gamers for the same drugs banned at the Olympic Games. In July, the ESL said it would launch an anti-doping programme after a top gamer admitted taking a performance-enhancing drug during a tournament. Players breaking the n...
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August 5, 2015 6:02 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach held a friendly kick about with Olympic athletes on the beach in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (August 4) after flying in for celebrations this week marking one year to go until the Olympic Games. Bach was presented with a personalised Brazil jersey a...
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June 9, 2015 12:18 pm gmt |
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An appeal by South African prosecutors to try to increase the severity of Oscar Pistorius’s conviction and sentence for killing his model girlfriend will be heard in November, the Supreme Court said Monday. The 28-year-old double amputee sprinter was found guilty last year of culpable homicide ...