IMAGE: Rome's new mayor Virginia Raggi holds a document during a news conference in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement. The decision represents a blow to the International Olympic Committee, which has already seen Boston and Hamburg abandon their 2024 bids, and is ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'It is okay, many people will think my career will end and I won't come back. I also think somewhere deep in my heart that maybe it is the end of my career, so let's see how it is' IMAGE: India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal. Making a comeback after undergoing a knee surgery, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says that she sometimes feels her badminton career could come to an end due to the injuries she has suffered. Saina, recently made a member of the International Olympic Committee's ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The final version of a report which has already revealed a system of state-sponsored doping in Russia is still several months away, its author Richard McLaren said on Friday. - Hackers release another batch of athlete data - Williams sisters let off by WADA despite positive dope test? McLaren's interim report threw sport into chaos when it was published in July and detailed widespread doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials, helped by the country's secret ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Claiming to have accessed WADA's database, a Russian hack team, known as Fancy Bear, said they have leaked dozens of files allegedly relating to United States athletes on the internet, according to media reports. According to the Fancy Bears, Serena was allowed to take banned substances such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, prednisone and methylprednisolone in 2010, 2014 and 2015. Venus was allowed to take prednisone, prednisolone and triamcinolone among others in 2010, 2011, 2012 and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Imagine an athlete running without legs, a table tennis player playing without his arms. While this may sound disbelieving, athletes at the ongoing Paralympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil show that it’s possible. An epitome of the triumphant spirit, and inspiring the world with their sporting skills, impossible is nothing for these Paralympians. At Rediff.com, we would like to salute their undying spirit... IMAGE: Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the women's long jump - T42 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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