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IOC chief predicts 'spectacular' Rio Games despite crisis
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IOC chief predicts 'spectacular' Rio Games despite crisis

‘I'm convinced, and we are all convinced, that the Olympic Games 2016 will be truly spectacular’ ‘The sport facilities are either completed or about to be finished’ IMAGE: Construction continues at the Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would be ‘spectacular’ and ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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IOC is intimidating Kenyan athletes, says former champion

By forcing Kenyan athletes to undergo additional drugs tests before allowing them to compete in Rio, the International Olympic Committee is trying to intimidate his countrymen, a former running champion said on Wednesday. The IOC said on Tuesday that every competitor from Russia and Kenya will have to be evaluated individually for doping and be cleared by their sport's international body, because of those countries' poor anti-doping records. “Kenyan athletes undergo various doping tests ...
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IOC 'fully respects' IAAF ban on Russian athletes

IMAGE: Ksenyia Ryzhova of Russia, second right, looks on with team-mates after competing in the women's 4x100 metres relay. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) ended any slim hopes that Russian athletes might have had of competing at the Rio Games in August by backing the IAAF's decision to extend its ban on the country for systematic doping on Saturday. The IOC said in a statement it ‘fully respects’ Friday's ruling by world ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago IAAF votes to keep Russia banned ahead of Rio games  Rediff.com1 week ago
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Russia cries foul, rest of world welcomes IAAF's ban

‘Sad day for Russian athletes. The people in charge should be punished, they created the culture of dope’ ‘I will not be quiet, I will take steps. I will go to the human rights court’ IMAGE: Kseniya Aksyonova of Russia wait for the change over in the women's 4x400 Relay. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF Russia claimed the IAAF’s decision to continue its ban of Russian athletics on Friday was unfair and threatened legal action, ...
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IOC says no reason to doubt Tokyo on bid payments

‘The IOC will follow and look forward to the report of that (JOC) investigation just as we look forward to the French investigation’ IMAGE: An employee removes a Tokyo 2020 Olympic poster. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images. The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it saw no reason to doubt assurances from Tokyo about the legitimacy of payments made during its successful bid to host the 2020 Games. IOC Vice-President John Coates said the IOC would not ...
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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 ...
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Markets end flat amid volatility; IT shares weigh

  FII stance, progress of monsoon, crude oil and rupee movement are likely to dictate the trend on the bourses Benchmark share indices ended flat, amid a volatile trading session, after weakness in IT exporters post Brexit capped further upsides. The S&P BSE Sensex ended up 5 points at 26,403 and the Nifty50 edged up 6 points to settle at 8,095. However, the broader markets outperformed with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended up 0.8%-1.5% each. Market breadth ended positive ...
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Russia faces another Rio ban over dope tests

IMAGE: Tatiana Kashirina of Russia reacts after competing in the women's +75kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images. Russia's weightlifters face being banned from the Rio Olympics, subject to confirmation by the International Olympic Committee, in another collective doping punishment to hit the country. Five days after its track and field team's suspension from the 2016 Games was upheld, Russia's ...
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Modi govt's crude oil party finally over?

The price of the Indian basket of crude oil jumped as much as 78 per cent to cross $50 a barrel last week, from a multi-year low of $28 in January. The Narendra Modi government’s crude oil party might be finally getting over. Thanks to the 80 per cent slump in global crude prices between June 2014 and January 2016, the Centre had the leeway of raising excise duty on petroleum products. Thus collecting Rs 1.11 lakh crore in the first nine months of 2015-16, against Rs 99,000 crore in all ...
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Petrol prices up Rs 4.47/litre, diesel Rs 6.46 in last 5 weeks

Petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 4.47 a litre and diesel by Rs 6.46 per litre in the last five weeks, taking retail rates to their highest level in one year. With international oil going past $50 per barrel, oil companies late last night hiked petrol price by Rs 2.58 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.26 a litre. This was the third increase in auto fuel prices since May 1. A litre of petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 65.60 while diesel is priced at Rs 53.93 a litre. Prior to last night’s ...
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