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ANOC begins 21st general assembly

The 21st General assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees began on Tuesday in Doha.

The 21st General assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees began on Tuesday in Doha.

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2024 Games: Thomas Bach and Francois Hollande discuss Paris bid

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.

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Top European Olympic official temporarily steps down after Rio arrest

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

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Rio Olympics: Irish IOC member arrested over illegal ticket sales

A member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has been arrested in Rio – in connection with a probe into illegal ticket sales.

A member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has been arrested in Rio – in connection with a probe into illegal ticket sales.

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Crisis for Rio organisers lacking funds for Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the

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Pole vaulter Isinbayeva arrives in Rio to compete in IOC commission election

Russia’s two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva arrived in Rio on Monday not to compete in the Games but to compete for a post on the 12-member International Olympic committee Athletes

Russia’s two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva arrived in Rio on Monday not to compete in the Games but to compete for a post on the 12-member International Olympic committee Athletes

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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva lose bid to appear at Rio Olympic Games

Russian Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s last gasp attempt to compete at the Rio Olympcis has failed after a Swiss Court rejected her appeal against her ban.

Russian Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s last gasp attempt to compete at the Rio Olympcis has failed after a Swiss Court rejected her appeal against her ban.

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Russian paralympic ban is 'grave human rights abuse'

The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) said a decision to suspend Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympics was “a grave human rights abuse.

The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) said a decision to suspend Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympics was “a grave human rights abuse.

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271 Russian athletes cleared to take part in Rio Games

Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov announced 271 Russian athletes will take part in the Rio Games amid the country’s unfolding doping scandal.

Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov announced 271 Russian athletes will take part in the Rio Games amid the country’s unfolding doping scandal.

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IOC approves five new sports for Tokyo 2020 Games

Five new sports will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games: skateboarding, surfing, climbing, baseball/softball and karate.

Five new sports will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games: skateboarding, surfing, climbing, baseball/softball and karate.

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The Olympic fallout over a doping scandal

As the Olympic Games starts in Brazil, Business Line examines the turmoil and the cost of the Russian doping scandal.

As the Olympic Games starts in Brazil, Business Line examines the turmoil and the cost of the Russian doping scandal.

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Bach defends IOC decision on Russia at 129th Session

The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee got underway this week with an Opening Ceremony at the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro.

The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee got underway this week with an Opening Ceremony at the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio Olympics: IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes

With just days to go until the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) now says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can…

With just days to go until the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) now says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can…

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IOC refugee team members arrive in Rio

They were previously running for their lives, now they are days away from running for an Olympic medal.

They were previously running for their lives, now they are days away from running for an Olympic medal.

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Russia welcomes IOC decision against blanket ban on Rio athletes

The Kremlin says it welcomes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ruling against a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the next month’s Olympics.

The Kremlin says it welcomes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ruling against a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the next month’s Olympics.

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FINA ban seven swimmers from Rio Games

World Swimming’s governing body FINA has banned seven Russian swimmers from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics.

World Swimming’s governing body FINA has banned seven Russian swimmers from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics.

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Dark clouds gather over Rio ahead of Olympics

With less than two weeks to go before the start of the Rio Olympics, there are a number of dark clouds gathered over the event that are showing little sign of…

With less than two weeks to go before the start of the Rio Olympics, there are a number of dark clouds gathered over the event that are showing little sign of…

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Russia welcomes IOC decision as "objective"

Moscow has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying it was grateful that it had not imposed a complete ban on Russia competing at the Rio…

Moscow has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying it was grateful that it had not imposed a complete ban on Russia competing at the Rio…

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No blanket ban on Russian athletes - IOC

Russia has escaped a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics following the country’s doping scandal.

Russia has escaped a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics following the country’s doping scandal.

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IOC rule against Olympic blanket ban for Russia

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sunday it will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sunday it will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics.

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IOC to 'explore' banning Russia from Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban Russia from next month’s Rio Games over accusations of doping.

The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban Russia from next month’s Rio Games over accusations of doping.

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IOC to "explore legal option" of banning Russia from Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee says it will take legal advice on the possibility of banning Russia from next month’s Rio Games over doping.

The International Olympic Committee says it will take legal advice on the possibility of banning Russia from next month’s Rio Games over doping.

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Fourteen Russian athletes test positive from 2008 Olympics

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had informed them that 14 of the country’s athletes have been suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing…

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had informed them that 14 of the country’s athletes have been suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics under greater scrutiny

A Singaporean company called ‘Black Tidings’ is at the centre of an investigation of payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bidding committee and

A Singaporean company called ‘Black Tidings’ is at the centre of an investigation of payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bidding committee and

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Rio Olympics: the challenges faced by Brazil

With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking

With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking