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Russian curlers stripped of Olympic medal

Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Russian curlers Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitskii returned the bronze medal they won in the mixed doubles at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after the male athlete was disqualified for doping. Krushelnitskii tested positive for meldonium, which led the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to disqualify him and his partner, reports Efe. The br...

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Russian Olympic Committee fulfils IOC condition, pays it $15m

Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has fulfilled the financial requirements set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 for reinstating Russias membership and paid $15 million in full, the ROC said in a press release on Thursday. On December 5, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee set the criteria required to be fulfil...

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Finish hockey player, American skier elected to IOC Athletes' Commission

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) Emma Terho of Finland and Kikkan Randall of the United States were elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission on Thursday. The IOC Election Committee said Terho, a former ice hockey player, and Randall, an American cross-country skier, will serve as members of the IOC Athletes' Commission for eight years. Th...

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Olympic Channel could make film on joint Korean women's ice hockey team

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel said Thursday it could make the story of the joint Korean women's ice hockey team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games into a film. Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC's Olympic Channel, said during a press conference that its department is trying to figure out what to do with the story...

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Russian curler found guilty of doping: CAS

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) An Olympic curling bronze medallist from Russia was found guilty of violating an anti-doping rule at the PyeongChang Winter Games and was stripped of his medal, an international sports arbitration body announced Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a statement saying that Aleksandr Krushelnitckii of the Olympic Athletes from R...

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Over 300mn watched PyeongChang opening ceremony on TV: IOC

PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 300 million people worldwide are estimated to have watched the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on television, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Tuesday. For the opening ceremony, we estimate that there will be over 300 million viewers who have watched some parts of the opening ceremony, Timo Lumme, man...

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Reported doping case may affect Russian athletes' flag future

PyeongChang, Feb 19 (IANS) A reported doping case involving a Russian athlete could affect whether or not his team will march behind the Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Russian media reported that traces of the banned substance meldonium were found in the A-sample of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal in the mixed doubl...

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Ice hockey body to consider keeping joint Korean team for next Olympics

Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 19 (IANS) Ice hockey's global governing body said on Monday that it will consider keeping the joint Korean women's team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), said at a press conference that he feels very, very happy about how the unified team has come together to represent peace at th...

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Post-Olympic fate of 3 major PyeongChang venues still undecided: IOC

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is content with most of the legacy initiatives for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Sunday, but noted that the fate of three major venues is still undecided. They've done the right things, fundamentally developing the infrastructures that will help this region be more successf...

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S. Korean Olympic committee under fire over alleged verbal abuse

PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) South Korea's national Olympic committee has come under fire over alleged verbal abuse of a volunteer worker at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. According to the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC), its president Lee Kee-heung visited Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on Thursday to encourage South Korean athletes competing in a cross-country event that day...

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Russian athletes advised to spend less time on social media

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Olympic athletes from Russia have been recommended to spend less time on social networks during the Games in Pyeongchang to avoid provocation, the head of the Russian delegation Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters on Sunday. Earlier Russian athletes at the Games repeatedly reported about situations when someone tried to provoke them on social netw...

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Medvedev congratulates Russian athletes winning 2018 Olympics medals

Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev extended his congratulations on Friday to Russian skeleton racer Nikita Tregubov and cross-country skier Denis Spitsov for winning silver and bronze medals respectively at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang. Russia's 23-year-old Tregubov showed an aggregate result of three minutes 22.18 seconds after four...

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Russian athletes not allowed to wear medals at Olympic Sports House

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) Russian athletes are not allowed to wear Olympic medals when they visit the Sports House opened in Gangneung coastal cluster for the fans of Russian Olympic athletes, the executive director of the Russian Olympians Support Foundation told reporters. The Sports House was inaugurated on February 9. The Russian federations of winter sports contribute...

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British IOC member sent home after altercation with security guard

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) A British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) involved in an altercation with an Olympic security guard has apologised for his actions and left the country, the organisation's spokesman said on Friday. Adam Pengilly, a member of the IOC's Athletes' Commission, has apologised after verbally and physically abusing a volunteer securit...

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WADA President says anti-doping steps at PyeongChang Games going well

PyeongChang, Feb 15 (IANS) President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie on Thursday said he was happy with the anti-doping programme at the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Games in South Korea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wishes the athletes taking part to go through strong anti-doping programme, so WADA and other international organisations have done 17,000 pre...

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ITF introduces Continental Qualification spots for Tokyo Olympics

Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the introduction of six Continental Qualification places for both the men's and women's singles events at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee's Executive Board approved those new qualification places as part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System for tennis, the ITF said on Wednes...

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ROC chief lauds Russian figure skaters' results at 2018 Winter Olympics

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 12 (IANS) The silver medals clinched by Russian figure skaters in a team competition event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang is a well-deserved result, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov said. (This is) an excellent result, I want to congratulate everyone. They were great and deserved the award. I wo...

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IOC impressed by S. Korean authorities' efforts to contain norovirus

PyeongChang, Feb 11 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Director Richard Budgett said on Sunday that he was impressed by the local authorities' efforts to contain norovirus here. The local organisers said that as of Saturday, 158 cases of norovirus infections have been confirmed, but no athlete has been affected by the outbreak. The organisers said that of the i...

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Russian woman figure skater spins world record

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 11 (IANS) Russian woman figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva set a world record by earning 81.06 points and in the process bagged the first medal for her side in the team short dance event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. She bested her previous record set at the 2017 team championship in Tokyo (80.85 points). Medvedeva also holds the world records in...

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IOC chief tells joint Korean ice hockey players: Be proud of your work

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 11 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach told the South and the North Korean players on the joint women's ice hockey team that they should be proud despite the big loss to Switzerland in the opening game, his spokesman said on Sunday. The joint Korean team made its historic Olympic debut on Saturday, but suffered an 8-0 loss to ...

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