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Athens silver medallist Claudia to address athletes career programme meet

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Athens Olympics silver medal winning fencer Claudia Bokel, former chairperson of the IOCs Athletics Commission and Executive Board member, will be addressing a select gathering of players and sports administrators on the Athletes Career Programme (ACP) here on Wednesday. Claudia had represented Germany in Atlanta and Sydney Games in 1996 and 2000 but had to wait ...

6 days ago
Japan Olympic Committee chief probed over 2020 Games bid payments

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) The chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on Wednesday said he has been questioned as part of a French investigation into the legitimacy of payments made during Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Japanese prosecutors questioned Tsunekazu Takeda in Tokyo last week, following a request from France, which is probing alleged payments worth around $2 million b...

8 days ago
Banning clean athletes from Olympics unacceptable: Russian minister

Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Many Russian sportspersons, especially paralympians, have been unfairly dismissed from competitions, Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday. Kolobkov said it is unacceptable to ban clean athletes from the Olympics without evidence, reports Sputnik. Barring clean athletes from the Olympics without any real evidence is unacceptable. These issues should...

11 days ago
Paris kicks off international bidding for 2024 Olympics

Paris, Feb 4 (IANS) The Paris 2024 Bid Committee has marked a milestone in its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a special presentation here. The event was participated by Paris 2024 leadership, top athletes, political and business leaders. Speaking at the event, Paris 2024 Co-Chair Tony Estanguet said Paris has launched the bid 18 months ago, the bidding tea...

11 days ago
Russia seeks return of medals from athletes caught doping

Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS) Russian authorities want all athletes caught doping to return their medals. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is in on the job, its President Alexander Zhukov has said. This follows a request from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after Russian athletes were stripped of medals and were told to return them, Zhukov told journalists on Thursday.

12 days ago
'Russia will be able to cope with doping problems'

Kazan (Russia), Feb 2 (IANS) Russia will be able to cope with doping problems, Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has said at the ministry's board meeting. I can't but say about the situation in anti-doping policy. The work, which Russia has carried out on anti-doping since 2008, has been enormous. Now the violation of anti-doping rules is both an administrative and criminal offence. But we ...

13 days ago
'Athletes refusing to return their medals may be banned from Olympics'

Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has the right to ban athletes who refuse to return their medals after their results were annulled for doping, from participation in the next Olympics, lawyer for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexandra Brilliantova said on Wednesday. The athletes who did not return their medals won at the previous Games can apply to par...

13 days ago
Russia stripped of relay silver from London 2012 Olympics

Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS) Russia was on Wednesday stripped of the 4x400 metre relay silver medal from the London 2012 Olympics, after sprinter Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for banned steroid turinabol. The ruling is likely to see Jamaica and Ukraine promoted to silver and bronze respectively behind the United States, according to the BBC. Krivoshapka, 29, has been out of actio...

17 days ago
World Olympians Association bans Lebedeva from executive committee

Moscow, Jan 28 (IANS) The World Olympians Association (WOA) has prohibited Russian triple jump and long jump champion Tatiana Lebedeva from working in the associations Executive Committee for a life-time period amid doping allegations against the athlete. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday stripped Lebedeva of silver medals from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, afte...

18 days ago
Russia retracts CAS appeal against International Weightlifting Federation

Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) has decided to withdraw its last year's lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The lawsuit was submitted by Russia's weightlifting governing body in the wake of last year's decision of the IWF to suspend the membership of all national federations, whic...

19 days ago
IAAF to re-check doping samples from 2009 Berlin worlds

Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will re-check doping samples from the 2009 Berlin World Championships. Germany ARD television channel's journalist Hajo Seppelt, known for reports on high-profile doping scandals in Russian athletics, revealed the information on Wednesday, reports Tass. IAAF will perform further retests of stored ...

19 days ago
Lebedeva to appeal IOC decision on 2008 Olympic medals annulment

Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) Russian track and field athlete Tatiana Lebedeva has said she will file an appeal against the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to strip her of two medals she won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Definitely I will be filing an appeal. I have been always fighting until the very end, she said on Wednesday , reports Tass. Lebedeva said she was ready...

20 days ago
Los Angeles gives final nod to 2024 Olympics bid

Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic Games bid has been given final approval by the city council, a media report said on Thursday. The approval means that Los Angeles has the legal power to host the Games if the city is selected by the International Olympic Committee in September, Xinhua news agency reported. While giving its approval on Wednesday, the city also a...

20 days ago
Bolt loses 'treble treble' as team-mate tests positive for doping

Lausanne (Switzerland), Jan 25 (IANS) Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt will be stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals after team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance on Wednesday. Carter was part of the Jamaican quartet with Bolt that won the 4x100 metres relay in Beijing Games in 2008, reports the BBC. Bolt won three gold medals (100m, 200m, 4x100m)...

20 days ago
FIVB denies knowledge of Russian volleyball doping at 2012 Olympics

Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has said it is not aware of any facts behind allegations of Russian volleyballers being tested positive for doping substances at the 2012 London Olympics or any moves to strip Russia of its gold medal. On Monday, Giba, the Brazilian men's volleyball team head at the 2012 Games, claimed on national television that seven ...

20 days ago
Isinbayeva blasts fresh German film on doping in Russian athletics

Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) Russias two-time Olympic Champion Yelena Isinbayeva has ripped into the recently released documentary by Germanys ARD television channel on alleged doping abuse in Russian sports and slammed all whistleblowers appearing in the film. Germany's ARD TV channel on Sunday aired an interview of Russian track and field athlete Andrey Dmitriev with Hajo Seppelt, a journalis...

25 days ago
I feel stronger, better and lighter on court: Saina

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday said she now feels stronger, better and lighter on the court post her successful return from a knee surgery after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Saina was one of India's top contenders for a podium finish at the Rio Games until a knee problem derailed her Olympic hopes and she was forced to go under the kni...

27 days ago
Kenyan Sports Minister set to be sued over Rio Olympics scandal

Nairobi, Jan 18 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario is set to be prosecuted over a scandal where money and kit for the Kenyan Olympic team bound for Rio de Janeiro were stolen. According to local reports on Wednesday, Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko wants Wario and the Sports Minister's Principal Secretary Richard Ekai in the dock to answer charges related to abuse o...

27 days ago
Kenyan Sports Minister set to be sued over Rio Olympics scandal

Nairobi, Jan 18 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario is set to be prosecuted over a scandal where money and kit for the Kenyan Olympic team bound for Rio de Janeiro were stolen. According to local reports on Wednesday, Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko wants Wario and the Sports Minister's Principal Secretary Richard Ekai in the dock to answer charges related to abuse o...

27 days ago
Kenyan Sports Minister set to be sued over Rio Olympics scandal

Nairobi, Jan 18 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario is set to be prosecuted over a scandal where money and kit for the Kenyan Olympic team bound for Rio de Janeiro were stolen. According to local reports on Wednesday, Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko wants Wario and the Sports Minister's Principal Secretary Richard Ekai in the dock to answer charges related to abuse o...

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