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Austria bids farewell to Special Winter Olympics

Thousands of athletes from across the world have gathered in Austria over the past week to celebrate sport, inclusion and community.

Thousands of athletes from across the world have gathered in Austria over the past week to celebrate sport, inclusion and community.

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Paris and Los Angeles rule out hosting 2028 Olympics

It’s 2024 or nothing, that’s the message from Paris Olympic bid officials who, on Tuesday, ruled out hosting the 2028 Games.

It’s 2024 or nothing, that’s the message from Paris Olympic bid officials who, on Tuesday, ruled out hosting the 2028 Games.

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Budapest officially ends its 2024 Olympics bid

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.

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Referendum could force Budapest to drop 2024 Olympic bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…

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'NOlimpia' referendum initiative grows in Budapest

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

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IOC disqualify three athletes from 2012 London Olympics

Russia’s female 4×400 metres relay team from the London 2012 Olympics has been disqualified after one of the athletes returned a positive dope test for a banned…

Russia’s female 4×400 metres relay team from the London 2012 Olympics has been disqualified after one of the athletes returned a positive dope test for a banned…

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Olympic bobsleigh champion Trunenkov banned for four years

Dimitriy Trunenkov, a member of Russia's four-man Bobsleigh gold medal winners at the Sochi Olympics, has been banned for unspecified doping offences for four years.

Dimitriy Trunenkov, a member of Russia's four-man Bobsleigh gold medal winners at the Sochi Olympics, has been banned for unspecified doping offences for four years.

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“My future is in danger if Budapest organises the Olympics"

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

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Sprint legend Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold after team mate Carter tests positive

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals and his perfect triple treble of Games’ sprint victories after team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing…

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals and his perfect triple treble of Games’ sprint victories after team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing…

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Row explodes over choice of men-only golf club for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Organisers are facing a barrage of criticism for granting the 2020 Olympic gold tournament to one of Japan's oldest, but men-only, clubs, the Kasumigaseki.

Organisers are facing a barrage of criticism for granting the 2020 Olympic gold tournament to one of Japan's oldest, but men-only, clubs, the Kasumigaseki.

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Russia rows back on admission of "institutional" doping

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said the "impression had wrongly been given that its leadership recognised there had been an "institutional conspiracy."

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said the "impression had wrongly been given that its leadership recognised there had been an "institutional conspiracy."

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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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IOC strip three Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 Olympic gold medals

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

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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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Rome to quit race to host 2024 Olympics

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

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Rio Paralympic Games end in Brazilian style

After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.

After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.

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David Rudisha and Caster Semenya shine in Berlin

Olympic champions David Rudisha and Caster Semenya were among the winners at the 75th ISTAF Berlin athletics meeting.

Olympic champions David Rudisha and Caster Semenya were among the winners at the 75th ISTAF Berlin athletics meeting.

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IOC disqualify six athletes from Beijing 2008

The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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A bomb claimed his leg, but it won't stop him reaching Rio

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.

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Kenya disbands Olympic committee over Rio performance

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet