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This refugee amputee will be a torch-bearer for Rio Games
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This refugee amputee will be a torch-bearer for Rio Games

‘I am carrying the flame for myself but also for Syrians, for refugees everywhere’ IMAGE: Ibrahim al-Hussein, refugee amputee swimmer a torch-bearer. Photograph: UNHCR A Syrian amputee swimmer, granted asylum in Greece, will be a torch-bearer for the 2016 Rio Games and is to run with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday. Ibrahim al-Hussein crossed the Aegean from Turkey to Greece on a rubber boat in 2014 after having lost part of his leg in a bombing ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Olympic gold medallist Park's Rio hopes dashed

‘It is not appropriate to amend national team selection regulations for a specific person’ IMAGE: South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images. Olympic gold medallist swimmer Park Tae-hwan, who completed an 18-month doping ban in March, will be unable to compete at the Rio Games after the Korean Olympic Committee opted against amending a rule that tacks three more years onto doping suspensions. South Korean Park won gold in the 400 metres freestyle at ...
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Is the ruling body of athletics protective of drug cheats?

‘I think the IAAF has been far, far more proactive than it has been protective’ IMAGE: President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters The IAAF ruling body of athletics is proactive in tackling doping and not protective of drug cheats, according to president Sebastian Coe. The sport has been rocked by allegations of corruption and bribery, with fans and sponsors deserting track and field, but the Briton said the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Future is dark for boxers without any competition, says Mary Kom

‘It's not my problem; I'm doing my duty to qualify for Olympics’ ‘I may reconsider if 2020 will have more categories. You never know’ IMAGE: India’s MC Mary Kom in action during the SAG in Shillong. Photograph: PTI Concerned about the administrative logjam in Indian boxing, Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom said future seems dark for the country's pugilists, who are losing motivation to train. 'Indian boxing mess could lead to mass exodus' India does not have ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Should athletes consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika?

‘No one should go to Brazil if they don't feel comfortable going’ IMAGE: A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters The United States Olympic Committee told US sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Will Rio Olympics lift troubled sports world?

IMAGE: From left, Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves (Nacra 17) Nick Dempsey (RS: Charlotte Dobson & Sophie Ainsworth (49erFX) of Team GB pose. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, said on Tuesday he hopes this year's Rio Olympics can help heal a sports world hit by recent doping and corruption cases. Phelps, who is hoping to add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 Olympic gold medals at the August 5-21 Rio ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Amid Zika concerns US football's Solo may skip Rio Olympics

‘I'm a little sceptical to be honest ... it's scary, and I have a lot of reservations about going to the Olympics’ ‘If things stood as they are right now, I probably would not go’ IMAGE: USA's Hope Solo pulls off a save during a team training session. Photographer: Christof Koepsel/Getty Images Renowned US football player Hope Solo said Thursday she was unlikely to join her teammates for the Rio Olympic Games without more information about Zika as she hoped to have ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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No security issues in SAG, says Pak chef-de-mission

‘From the time we reached here we have been looked after very well and we have been given very good hospitality’ IMAGE: Pakistani contingent in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI There might have been some security concerns in sending their athletes to India ahead of the ongoing 12th South Asian Games, but chef-de-mission of Pakistan Islahuddin Siddiqui admitted that his country's contingent did not face any such issues, in Guwahati, on Sunday. Before the start of the SAG, Pakistan had ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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