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Rio 2016 receives keys to velodrome

Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Rio 2016 organisers received the keys to the city's new velodrome as labourers continued to work around the clock to ensure the venue is ready for the Olympic Games in August. Journalists were allowed only partial access during the ceremony on Sunday, which was preceded by a testing session of the track by Brazilian and Swiss cyclists, Xinhua news agency re...

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Kenyans celebrate Sawe's pioneering high jump gold medal

Nairobi, June 26 (IANS) Top figures in Kenyan athletics celebrated Mathew Sawe's history-making men's high jump gold at the 17th CAA Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa, that concluded on Sunday. National record holder Sawe leapt to 2.21m on day three of the continental tournament to become the first ever winner at the field event for Kenya at any international meeting to spark ...

3 days ago
Kenya says extra drug tests ahead of Rio Olympics discriminatory

Nairobi, June 24 (IANS) Kenyan athletics authorities have questioned the proposed stringent testing ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, terming the move as discriminatory. Athletics Kenya (AK) Senior Vice-President Paul Mutwii on Thursday said they have no objection with the latest move from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so long as the same will be applicable to all athletes, but...

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Rio unveils Olympic village to media

Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) The athletes' village for Rio 2016 has been unveiled to the international media as the city ramped up final preparations for this year's Olympic Games. The milestone coincided with Olympic Day on Thursday -- the official anniversary of the International Olympic Committee -- and marked one month almost to the day until the first athletes are expected to arri...

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IWF may ban Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus from Rio Games

Paris, June 23 (IANS) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced that Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may face being banned from the upcoming Rio Olympics over repeat doping offences. The IWF executive decided in a meeting on Wednesday that countries with three or more failed tests among the suspicious cases would be banned for a year, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Russia backs IOC summit declaration on tight doping control: Minister

Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Russia fully supports the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s declaration, adopted on Tuesday at the organisation's summit in Lausanne, on the transparent and effective anti-doping system, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday. Russia backs the declaration of the IOC, Mutko told journalists. We stand for the concise doping control system. We su...

4 days ago
HI distributes 1,200 hockey sticks to celebrate Olympic Day

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday distributed over 1,200 hockey sticks to its permanent member units across different regions in the country, as part of the Olympic Day celebrations. Assam Hockey, Hockey Bihar, Chhattisgarh Hockey, Delhi Hockey, Hockey Gujarat, Hockey Haryana, Hockey Himachal, Hockey Jammu & Kashmir, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Karnataka, Kerala H...

5 days ago
IOC backs Russian ban but some athletes may compete

Geneva, June 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has backed the ban on Russian track and field athletes by the IAAF but said individual athletes can be cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics under their own flag. The IOC and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have different opinions over the terms of participation of any Russian athlete cleared ...

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Chief coach says Russian athletes to file joint lawsuit with CAS

Cheboksary (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Russian athletes will lodge a collective lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to defend their right to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, chief coach of the national team Yuri Borzakovsky said on Tuesday. A decision will be taken soon that Russian athletes will file a collective lawsuit with the CAS to defend their right to c...

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Russia ready to co-operate with IOC: Minister

Moscow, June 21 (IANS) Russia is ready to fulfil all the conditions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the participation of athletes uninvolved in doping abuse in the Rio Olympics, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday. At a meeting with the heads of leading international sports federations at the Olympic summit, IOC chief Thomas Bach said that in individual ...

5 days ago
Russia asks IOC to explain term 'neutral athlete' used by IAAF

Lausanne, June 21 (IANS) Russia's Olympics Committee (ROC) has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to explain the term neutral athletes used by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last Friday, ROC president Alexander Zhukov said in a statement on Tuesday. The IAAF Council 'graciously' allowed individual athletes who will be capable to prove they are ...

5 days ago
IOC says IAAF to decide on Russian athletes' participation

Lausanne, June 21 (IANS) At a meeting with the heads of leading international sports federations at the Olympic summit, the International Olympic Committee executive council expressed respect for the International Association of Athletic Federations' decision to suspend the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF). The IAAF Council met in session in Vienna on Friday to leave in effect the s...

6 days ago
Russian lawmakers indignant at likey ban on athletes at Rio

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Russian lawmakers are indignant at the very idea of the country's track and field team likely to be banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Monday. Members of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) are indignant at this idea -- to ban our team from taking part in the Olympic Games. Tomorrow we...

6 days ago
Putin has no plans to meet IOC leadership, says Russia

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to meet with the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the near future, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. Now the schedule (of Putin) doesn't have any plans on the meeting with the IOC leadership in the near future, but as far as I know, president of the Russian Olympic Committee (A...

7 days ago
Russia failed own athletes over Olympic ban: IAAF chief Coe

London, June 19 (IANS) International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe insisted that Russia, and not his organisation, is responsible for the country's drug-free athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics. The governing body's 27-strong council unanimously decided at a meeting in Vienna on Friday to extend Russia's suspension from international competit...

8 days ago
IOC fully respects IAAF's decision to uphold ban on Russia

Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday it supported the IAAF's strong stance against doping following the athletics ruling body's extension of Russia's ban. The IOC welcomes and supports the IAAF's strong stance against doping. This is in line with the IOC's long-held zero-tolerance policy. The IOC has taken note of the decision of the IAAF Coun...

8 days ago
'IAAF should explain what other actions it expects from Russia'

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) should explain to Russia what other actions it should undertake to restore the status of the national athletics, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Saturday. On Friday, world athletics' body, IAAF decided at its session to keep in force suspension of the All-Russian Athletics Federation's (ARAF) member...

8 days ago
Russian Olympic Committee to report to IOC summit on June 21

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov will make a report at the summit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on June 21, which is expected to decide on the country's track and field athletes participation in the Summer Olympic Games. I shall go to the summit, which is due on June 21 in Lausanne, he told TASS on Saturday. I sh...

9 days ago
'Russian athletes likely to miss Rio Olympics'

Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Russian athletes are unlikely to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday upheld the ban on the Russian track and field team. The IAAF meeting and vote have taken place and our membership in the IAAF was not restored, President of the All-Russia Athletic Federation, Dmitry Shlyakhti...

9 days ago
'Russian athletes likely to miss Rio Olympics'

Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Russian athletes are unlikely to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday upheld the ban on the Russian track and field team. The IAAF meeting and vote have taken place and our membership in the IAAF was not restored, President of the All-Russia Athletic Federation, Dmitry Shlyakhti...

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