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Russia risk Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic ban over doping -IPC

22 May 2017 | 8:37 PM

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) Russia risk missing out on the 2018 winter Paralympics if the country's suspended Paralympic Committee (RPC) does not meet obligations for reinstatement after last year's ban over doping, the International Paralympic Committee said today.

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On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics mascot starts in August

On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics mascot starts in August

22 May 2017 | 5:49 PM

TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) Tokyo Olympic organisers announced today a competition to design the mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and said elementary school students would vote for the winners.

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No-go zone to be opened for North Korean athletes - Games chief

18 May 2017 | 11:43 PM

By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) North Korean athletes will be allowed to cross the demilitarised zone into South Korea to compete at next year's Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang 2018 chief Lee Hee-beom said today.

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Rio 2016 appeal to government to pay outstanding debts

Rio 2016 appeal to government to pay outstanding debts

17 May 2017 | 11:15 AM

By Andrew Downie

SAO PAULO, May 17 (Reuters) Brazil's Olympic organisers have asked federal and municipal governments to help them pay back a deficit of 117 million reais ( 37.

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France's Macron to support Paris bid in Lausanne -sources

France's Macron to support Paris bid in Lausanne -sources

16 May 2017 | 3:47 PM

PARIS, May 16 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron will support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games at a final presentation by candidate cities in July, bid sources said today.

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Swiss Omega extends as Olympic sponsor to 2032

Swiss Omega extends as Olympic sponsor to 2032

15 May 2017 | 6:01 PM

BERLIN, May 15 (REUTERS) Swiss watch manufacturer Omega today extended its Olympic Games sponsorship by 12 years, becoming the first top International Olympic Committee sponsor to commit until 2032.

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Aim for medals in athletics at 2024 Olympics: PT Usha

Aim for medals in athletics at 2024 Olympics: PT Usha

10 May 2017 | 10:06 PM

New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) Nicknamed Payyoli Express P T Usha and former middle-distance runner Sriram Singh today exuded confidence that India will definitely win medals in athletics at 2024 Olympics.

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Kipchoge runs quickest marathon in just over two hours

Kipchoge runs quickest marathon in just over two hours

06 May 2017 | 12:03 PM

MONZA, Italy, May 6 (Reuters) Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon time at the Monza circuit in Italy today, crossing the line in two hours and 24 seconds but missing out on an attempt to break the two-hour barrier.

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Coates survives vote to remain as Australia Olympic chief

Coates survives vote to remain as Australia Olympic chief

06 May 2017 | 8:22 AM

SYDNEY, May 6 (Reuters) John Coates survived a major threat to his long reign over the Australian Olympic Committee when he beat Danni Roche in a ballot at the body's annual general meeting on Saturday to be re-elected as president.

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Hurdler Harrison breaks hand, still wins race

06 May 2017 | 8:08 AM

Undated, May 6 (Reuters) World record holder Keni Harrison broke a bone in her left hand warming up but still dominated the Doha Diamond League 100m hurdles, winning in 12.

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Oldest US gold medallist Kiefer dies at 98

06 May 2017 | 7:59 AM

Undated, May 6 (Reuters) Swimming legend Adolph Kiefer, who had been the oldest living US Olympic gold medalist in any sport, died on Friday at his home in Illinois at age 98, the International Swimming Hall of Fame said.

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Vertically challenged NZ looks to newer snow sports

04 May 2017 | 1:08 PM

By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) New Zealand's Southern Alps are familiar to millions around the world as the jaw-dropping backdrop to the "Lord of the Rings" movies but they have proved far less precious in producing Winter Olympians than their northern equivalent.

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Campbell welcomes Europe call for new record ratification laws

03 May 2017 | 1:11 PM

Undated, May 3 (Reuters) European Athletics' proposal to rewrite majority of the pre-2005 world records would be for the "greater good", British former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell has said.

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At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat

At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat

30 Apr 2017 | 2:30 PM

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 (Reuters) It never happened in the decade when the prosaic nature of his heavyweight domination quite underwhelmed boxing but, at the age of 41, Wladimir Klitschko belatedly earned proper appreciation for his greatness.

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Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

30 Apr 2017 | 11:32 AM

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 (Reuters) Anthony Joshua was hailed as "the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing" after his exhilarating world heavyweight title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko sky-rocketed him into the global sporting elite.

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Joshua wins world titles with 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko

Joshua wins world titles with 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko

30 Apr 2017 | 8:13 AM

 LONDON, Apr 30 (Reuters) Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

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WADA reinstates Madrid anti-doping laboratory

WADA reinstates Madrid anti-doping laboratory

29 Apr 2017 | 2:40 PM

MONTREAL, Apr 29 (Reuters) Madrid's Anti-Doping Laboratory was reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), more than a year after it was suspended.

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Jail term for guilty under doping: Goel

Jail term for guilty under doping: Goel

27 Apr 2017 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (UNI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today asserted that if athletes and coaches found guilty of doping could face jail term.

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AOC media boss steps down amid bullying allegations

26 Apr 2017 | 12:47 PM

MELBOURNE, Apr 26 (Reuters)The Australian Olympic Committee's (AOC) media and communications director Mike Tancred has stepped down from his role pending an investigation into bullying allegations, the AOC said today.

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Portal for bringing talented children in sports: Goel

Portal for bringing talented children in sports: Goel

25 Apr 2017 | 5:58 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said that his ministry is preparing a portal providing information on talented children for the mega events like Olympics, Commonwealth and Asian games.

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2018 Games torch relay to begin in November

17 Apr 2017 | 3:14 PM

SEOUL, Apr 17 (Reuters) The torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometres around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the February 9-25 Games, organisers said today.

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