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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
The International Olympic Committee announces that Russia have been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang over allegations of state-sponsored doping.
Dec 5, 19:56
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Sebastian Coe 'cannot guarantee' drug-free World Athletics Championships
Lord Sebastian Coe claims that certain athletes "will always seek to cheat", but believes that it is now a lot easier to spot those who benefit from doping.
Jul 23, 12:59
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Kelly Sotherton to be upgraded to Beijing bronze medal
Great Britain heptathlete Kelly Sotherton will be upgraded to a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after Russian Tatyana Chernova is disqualified for doping.
Apr 24, 16:05
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WADA chief questions speed of Russia doping reforms
The Russian Federation must act quicker to solve the country's doping issues, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general Olivier Niggli.
Mar 8, 21:57
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Ban on Russian athletes extended until November by IAAF
The International Association of Athletics Federations rules that Russian Federation athletes will be unable to compete in international competition until November.
Feb 6, 22:16
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International Olympic Committee extends doping sanctions against Russia
Doping sanctions against Russia are extended until further notice by the International Olympic Committee.
Dec 7, 22:26
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill "so happy" to be awarded 2011 World heptathlon gold medal
Jessica Ennis-Hill says that she is "so happy" at being awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title.
Nov 29, 21:36
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Twelve London 2012 athletes disqualified after retests
Twelve athletes who competed in the 2012 Olympics are handed retroactive disqualifications after failing drug tests during the London Games.
Nov 21, 20:24
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Russian hackers leak confidential files of United States athletes
Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are among those to have had their personal data leaked by Russian hackers, in a possible revenge attack.
Sep 13, 23:14
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Russia to hold 'special competitions' for banned Paralympic athletes
Russia will host its own version of the Paralympic Games on home soil following the decision to ban all 267 athletes from Rio 2016, Vladimir Putin announces.
Aug 25, 18:45
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Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping sample retests
Three Olympic champions from China are among 11 weightlifters who face being stripped of their medals after failing retests of their Beijing 2008 doping samples.
Aug 24, 13:15
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Russia lose appeal against exclusion from Paralympics in Rio
Russia will not compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio after losing an appeal against exclusion following allegations of state-sponsored doping.
Aug 23, 11:03
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Anna Vyakhireva: 'Gold means everything for my sporting life'
Russian Federation's Anna Vyakhireva reveals her delight after helping to guide her country to their first-ever gold medal in an Olympic women's handball contest.
Aug 21, 00:30
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Andrey Arshavin: 'Impossible to succeed in sport without doping'
Former Arsenal and Russia footballer Andrey Arshavin claims that some sports are "simply impossible without doping", with "everyone" involved in the activity.
Aug 19, 16:46
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Result: Simone Biles wins third Olympic gold
USA's Simone Biles wins the third of her predicted five gold medals with a comfortable triumph on the vault.
Aug 14, 20:34
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Russian long jumper Darya Klishina banned from competing in Rio Olympics
Darya Klishina, the only Russian due to compete in the athletics at the Rio Olympics, will no longer be allowed to take part following new, unspecified information.
Aug 13, 22:23
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Team GB's Chloe Tutton misses out as Rie Kaneto takes gold in 200m breaststroke
Great Britain's Chloe Tutton misses out on a medal in the women's 200m breaststroke final by sixth hundredths of a second as Japan's Rie Kaneto takes gold.
Aug 12, 02:24
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Result: Simone Biles wins Olympic gold for USA in Rio
USA's Simone Biles wins her second gold of the Rio Olympics with victory in the women's all-around gymnastics.
Aug 11, 22:28
Great Britain's Siobhan Marie O'Connor smiles after she won the semi-final 1 of the women's 200m individual medley swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015
Result: Great Britain's Andrew Willis fourth in men's 200m breaststroke final
Team GB's Andrew Willis finishes in fourth place in a highly-competitive men's 200m breaststroke final which saw all eight competitors finish within a second of each other.
Aug 11, 02:10
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Result: Disappointment for Great Britain's Emma Pooley in women's time trial
Emma Pooley finishes 14th in the women's time trial at Rio 2016, in a race that saw Kristin Armstrong win gold for the third Games in succession.
Aug 10, 14:07


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