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WADA disappointed by IOC's decision to allow Russia at Olympics

Montreal, July 25 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has expressed disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not heed its recommendations to ban the Russian contingent from participating in the Rio Olympics starting on August 5. On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided not to ban the Russian team. Individual decisions on Russian athlete...

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Isinbayeva says Olympic hopes end with tears

Moscow, July 25 (IANS) Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has said she faced lawlessness and chaos in the fight for the right to perform at the 2016 Olympic Games starting in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided not to ban the Russian team. Individual decisions on Russian athletes will be taken by relevant internatio...

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IOC rules out blanket ban on Russia from Rio Games

Lausanne, July 24 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided to leave it to individual sports federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics, ruling out a blanket ban on the country's Olympic body ROC. IOC President Thomas Bach and the other 14 executive board members met on Sunday to further study the question of the participatio...

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Russia welcomes Olympic body's decision on Rio ban

Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Russia's sports ministry was thankful to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its decision not to ban Russia from the Rio 2016 Olympics, Russian Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday. The IOC decided to leave it to individual sports' federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics. IOC clarified that an athlete mus...

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IOC rules out blanket ban on Russia from Rio Games

Lausanne, July 24 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided to leave it to individual sports' federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics, ruling out a blanket ban on the country's Olympic body. Entry will be accepted by the IOC only if an athlete is able to provide evidence to the full satisfaction of his or her International...

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Security at Olympics "robust", says IOC chief

Brasilia, July 24 (IANS) The visiting head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is confident about Brazil's security plans for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a report said on Saturday. IOC Executive Director Christophe Dubi spoke to reporters in Rio on Friday, describing the security plans as robust, and commending the level of cooperation between Brazilian security forces and forei...

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Gorbachev appeals to IOC not to punish 'clean' Russian athletes

Moscow, July 23 (IANS) Former Soviet president and Nobel Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev has appealed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to punish clean Russian athletes. I support the struggle against banned substances in sports. This is an evil that has to be eradicated. Athletes whose doping abuse has been proven must be barred from competitions, Gorbachev said in an appe...

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IOC strips Turkish weightlifter of 2008 silver

Lausanne, July 23 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced it ordered Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan to return the sliver medal she won at the 2008 Olympic Games for violating anti-doping rules. Ozkan, 28, came second in the 48kg category in Beijing, but she was caught after the IOC ordered a retest of samples from both the 2008 Games and 2012 Olympics in London, ...

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Russia hopes IOC will allow its clean athletes to compete in Rio Olympics

Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russia hopes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow its athletes not caught up in recent doping allegations to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics, a Kremlin spokesperson said on Friday. Moscow considers that athletes who have not been caught doping or are not suspected of doing so should have a right to participate in the Olympics, Dmitry Peskov, the go...

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45 athletes test positive after reanalysis of 2008, 2012 Games samples

Geneva, July 22 (IANS) A total of 45 athletes, who participated in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and London, respectively, tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs following the reanalysis of their doping samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that reanalysis of the sec...

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CAS upholds ban on Russian athletes

Lausanne (Switzerland), July 21 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected the Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) appeal against the ban on its athletes from track and field competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes, the CAS said in a statement, reports TASS.<...

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Czech Olympic Committee opposes Olympic ban on Russian athletes

Prague, July 21 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee has described the ban on Russian athletes taking part in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as totally unacceptable and unjust. The punishment for all the athletes, even in the form applied only to track and fielders, is totally unacceptable and unjust, Czech Olympic Committee President Jiri Kejval said in an interview publishe...

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CAS upholds ban on Russian athletes

Lausanne (Switzerland), July 21 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected the Russian Olympic Committee's appeal against the ban on its athletes from track and field competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes, the CAS said in a statement, reports TASS.

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Kremlin slams ban on Russian athletes from Rio Olympics

Moscow, July 21 (IANS) The Kremlin considers the blanket ban on Russian field and track athletes from the upcoming Olympics in Rio de janeiro inadmissible, President Vladimir Putin's press secretary said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled against the appeal from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 national athletes thus closing the door...

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Russia sending smallest ever Olympic contingent to Rio

Moscow, July 21 (IANS) Russia will send their smallest ever Olympic contingent to the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. On Wednesday, the executive board of Russia's National Olympic Committee endorsed the membership list of the team. It will file the application within two days with the International Olympic Committee. The memb...

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Each Russian 2014 Olympian ready for doping re-tests: Minister

Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Each Russian athlete who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is ready for his or her doping samples collected at the Games to be re-analysed, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. We have the specific (Olympic) team. Each athlete has a personal profile and can be subjected to testing and re-testing. We will not be either hiding anyone or covering up ...

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IOC postpones decision on Russia's participation in Rio Games: Reports

Moscow, July 19 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has postponed till the weekend its decision on a possible blanket ban on Russia at the Rio Games, according to media reports. The IOC's executive committee held a telephone conference on the findings of the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on doping abuses in Russia, according to Spanish newspap...

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Russia not to suspend sports minister after WADA report

Moscow, July 19 (IANS) Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko was not temporarily suspended from his post since he was not mentioned in the recent WADA report as an actual perpetrator, the Russian presidential spokesman said on Tuesday. An investigation by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren for WADA on Monday alleged that the Russian Ministry of Sport carried out state-run doping. McLa...

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Russian Olympic Committee backs athletes in wake of WADA doping report

Moscow, July 19 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday rejected a possible ban on all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics following a damning report from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) experts. WADA's independent commission, led by Richard McLaren, a Canadian law professor, released on Monday a report that said the Russian Ministry of Sport manipulated test results to ...

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ASOIF against blanket ban of Russian athletes at Rio Olympics

Moscow, July 19 (IANS) The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) on Tuesday announced that it stands against the banning of the entire Russian Olympic team at the Rio Games starting from August 5. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission, chaired by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, released a report on Monday on the results of its probe ...

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