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Weightlifting-China faces one-year ban after trio stripped of Beijing golds

13 Jan 2017 | 1:20 PM

* China faces weightlifting ban * IOC sanctions a total of eight athletes BERLIN, Jan 13 (REUTERS) China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games.

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IOC strips Chinese trio of Beijing Games gold medals

13 Jan 2017 | 9:28 AM

BERLIN, Jan 12 (REUTERS) Three Chinese weightlifters were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals today as the International Olympic Committee sanctioned eight athletes for doping offences in re-tests of the Beijing and London 2012 Games samples.

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IOA revokes appointment of Kalmadi, Chautala as Life Presidents

IOA revokes appointment of Kalmadi, Chautala as Life Presidents

10 Jan 2017 | 7:49 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has revoked its earlier decision of appointing CWG scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents of the association.

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I am happy that IOA has reversed its decision: Sports Minister

I am happy that IOA has reversed its decision: Sports Minister

10 Jan 2017 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today expressed happiness over the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to revoke the appointing CWG scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents of the association.

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Telangana govt allots land to Sindhu

03 Jan 2017 | 5:26 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 3 (UNI) Telangana Government has allotted 1000 sq yards of land to ace shuttler P V Sindhu at Shaikpet village near here as a gift for winning a Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar gets Rs 25 lakh against BMW

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar gets Rs 25 lakh against BMW

02 Jan 2017 | 2:31 PM

Agartala, Jan 02 (UNI) The Hyderabad District Badminton Association gave a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to Dipa Karmakar, the first female Indian gymnast who performed in Rio Olympic, in exchange of the BMW that was presented to her in recognition of her brilliant performance.

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Will quit post only if IOC aks: Chautala

Will quit post only if IOC aks: Chautala

29 Dec 2016 | 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Dec 29 (UNI) Abhay Chautala, who has recently been appointed Life President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), today said he would only step down from the post if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asks him to do so.

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IOA's decision should be revoked: Maken

IOA's decision should be revoked: Maken

28 Dec 2016 | 6:37 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken today urged the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel to revoke the appointments of tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as Life Presidents of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

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Govt to issue showcause notice to IOA

Govt to issue showcause notice to IOA

28 Dec 2016 | 5:30 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Coming down heavily on the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala as Life Presidents of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Sports Ministry today decided to issue a showcause notice to the federation.

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IOC starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian athletes

IOC starts disciplinary procedures against 28 Russian athletes

23 Dec 2016 | 4:43 PM

ZURICH, Dec 23 (REUTERS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching disciplinary cases against all 28 Russian athletes implicated in the manipulation of urine samples collected at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, it said today.

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Tokyo organisers unveil revised budget for 2020 Games

21 Dec 2016 | 2:35 PM

TOKYO, Dec 21 (REUTERS) Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled a budget of 1.

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Tokyo opts for new volleyball venue for 2020 Games

16 Dec 2016 | 12:53 PM

TOKYO, Dec 16 (REUTERS) Tokyo will build a new volleyball arena for the 2020 Olympics in the capital rather than using an existing facility in nearby Yokohama despite being under pressure to cut costs, the city government said today.

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Cheerleading boasts increasing international appeal

14 Dec 2016 | 3:00 PM

ORLANDO, Florida, Dec 14 (REUTERS) Cheerleading, which received provisional recognition as an Olympic sport last week, is an increasingly international activity by no means restricted to its North American birthplace, according to the man who has driven its growth over four decades.

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Tonga's Rio flag-bearer aims for 2018 Winter Games

06 Dec 2016 | 8:33 PM

BEAR MOUNTAIN, California, Dec 6 (REUTERS) Pita Taufatofua, the sculpted taekwondo fighter who caused a sensation when he carried Tonga's flag at the Rio Olympics earlier this year, has announced plans to go to the 2018 Winter Games as a cross-country skier.

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Rio 2016, the most perfect imperfect Games - IOC

06 Dec 2016 | 8:32 PM

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 6 (Reuters) The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organisers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today.

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IOC undecided over refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Games

06 Dec 2016 | 8:32 PM

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 6 (Reuters) The newly-formed refugee team competing at this year's Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today.

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2024 bid cities upbeat on costs as Tokyo struggles

02 Dec 2016 | 3:45 PM

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Dec 2 (REUTERS) Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris have expressed confidence in their ability to control costs as they prepare for the final phase of bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, unworried by steep overruns at next host Tokyo.

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