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IOC investigates 28 more Russian athletes

IOC investigates 28 more Russian athletes

ZURICH – Twenty-eight Russian athletes who took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi face disciplinary proceedings over possible manipulation of their urine samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday. The global skiing body (FIS) later announced that it had suspended six Russian cross-country skiers who were among those being investigated and […]

Tokyo 2020 looks for savings

Tokyo 2020 looks for savings

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have set a budget of $15.34b but want to make savings. The first official budget released on Wednesday is below a cap of $17.07b, but remains about six times more than the original estimate. However, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said: “I appreciate we have reached a very significant milestone.” […]

More athletes fall prey to hackers

More athletes fall prey to hackers

Four-time Olympic athletics champion Mo Farah and 14-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Rafael Nadal are among another 26 athletes whose leaked data has been revealed by hacking group Fancy Bears after a cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Farah, who successfully defended his 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at last month’s Games in […]

Paralympics gets going in Brazil

Paralympics gets going in Brazil

Ricardo Costa de Oliveira secured Brazil’s first Paralympic gold medal of Rio 2016 after triumphing in a dramatic T11 long jump competition at the Olympic Stadium today. The 34-year-old had led in the early stages of the competition but saw his best effort of 6.43 metres bettered by Lex Gillette in the fifth round, the […]

Solo banned for ‘cowards’ comments

Solo banned for ‘cowards’ comments

Goalkeeper Hope Solo will not play for the United States for six months after being banned for calling Olympic rivals Sweden “a bunch of cowards”. The 35-year-old World Cup winner made the remarks after her side lost 5-4 on penalties to the Swedes in the quarterfinals of Rio 2016. US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said […]

End criticisms

End criticisms

Stop the criticisms and put resources in place to assist with the development of Barbados’ national athletes, says track and field coach Bryan Holder.  After arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport this afternoon with at least eight other persons inclusive of officials and athletes from the just concluded 2016 Rio Olympics, Holder said rather […]

Protesting silver medallist absconds

Protesting silver medallist absconds

ADDIS ABABA – Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa failed to return to Ethiopia on Monday night despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio 2016 Games protest over political repression in his country. An AFP journalist at the airport in Addis Ababa said Lilesa was not onboard the plane that landed carrying […]

The curtains come down on 2016 Olympics

The curtains come down on 2016 Olympics

A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games. It was far from a perfect execution by Brazil, which battled with empty seats, security scares […]

Silver for Jamaica in 4x400m relays

Silver for Jamaica in 4x400m relays

Jamaica’s men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams both took silver in tonight’s final, to finish behind the United States. In the women’s race, Jamaica ran in 3:20.4 behind the United States who won in 3:19:.6.  Great Britain took bronze in 3:25.88. Jamaica’s men, meanwhile, clocked 2:58.16 to place second behind the United States who won […]

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