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Our sport is alive and strong, says IOC chief Coe

Our sport is alive and strong, says IOC chief Coe

IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave a ringing endorsement to the Olympic athletics programme on Saturday, acclaiming a "remarkable week" that showed athletics is "alive and incredibly strong". Speaking at a news conference ahead of the last full night of competition, Coe accepted there had been disappointing crowds and scheduling challenges but insisted increased website traffic was an indicator of sustained interest in the sport. "This has been a remarkable week," he said. "Before tonight we ..., 2 months ago

Rio crowd boo Gatlin, cheer Bolt

‘We work 365 days a year to be here for nine seconds’ ‘It is the first time I have come into a stadium and they booed someone. It was shocking’ IMAGE: Justin Gatlin of the United States celebrates after the men's 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games . Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images. American Justin Gatlin felt the full force of the crowd's ire on Sunday and scowled back in response before finishing second to Usain Bolt in the Olympic 100metres ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Have faith, it's getting cleaner, assures Bolt

‘I think we are going in the right direction. People should have faith’ IMAGE: Usain Bolt dances samba at a press conference. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters. Usain Bolt waltzed in to sprinkle a bucket of stardust over Rio on Monday, and while there were Samba smiles and dancing girls, the biggest name at the Olympics could not escape the ever-present specter of doping. Bolt is seeking to secure a "triple-triple" in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100m relay and was his ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why Brazil athletes are not dope tested ahead of Rio...

‘The fact no testing was happening was a concern’ IMAGE: Talita Antunes,left, and Larissa Franca of Brazil celebrate after winning their Rio Open women's beach volleyball final. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters . Brazil's athletes were not subject to dope tests for almost a month before the Rio Olympics, the country's sports ministry has said while refuting allegations it was a political decision to ensure the Games were not plunged further into crisis. Brazil's sports ministry ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

How troubled Rio Games are finally coming together...

‘There are some last-minute challenges but our Brazilian friends are addressing them’ ‘It is all coming together. We are looking forward to great Games’ IMAGE: The Christ the Redeemer statue and Maracana Stadium are seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio 2016 will be the first Olympic Games in South America. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images. Rio de Janeiro will deliver a successful Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday, despite delays ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

AIBA disappointed with elections delay in Indian boxing

IMAGE: India’s Devendro Singh, left, throws a jab at his opponent during the South Asian Games in Shillong. Photograph: PTI "Disappointed" with India for not holding elections to form a new boxing federation despite specific deadlines, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has set September 25 as the "final" cut-off for the country to have a new body. Responding to a questionnaire on the deadlock that has hampered the sport's growth in India for the last four years, AIBA's Senior ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

How the Rio Olympics ban has affected these Russian athletes

Following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month's Rio Games. The IOC said any Russian athletes with a previous doping suspension will be ineligible to compete at the Olympics. Here is the current state of play among the 28 Olympic sports IMAGE: ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Russian Stepanova to not appeal Rio ban  Rediff.com2 months ago

Markets dive for second straight day; Sensex falls 115 points, Midcaps drop 0.6%

Broader markets broke the winning streak and ended lower, underperforming the benchmark indices Benchmark indices extended losses for second straight day weighed down by weakness among select defensive and rate-sensitive sectors. However, the downside was limited due to buying among oil & gas segment. Investors are eagerly waiting for teh ECB minutes later today. The benchmark S&P Sensex closed at 28,106 levels, down 115 points or 0.4%. Nifty50 index fell 34 points, or 0.4%, to close ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Brand building: Why oil companies avoid sports stars

Amritha Pillay finds out what keeps state-run oil companies, one of the largest employers of sports champions, from making them the face of their brands. IMAGE: P V Sindhu does not lead any campaign for her employer and neither did BPCL run any special campaigns around the Olympics. Photograph: Reuters     Run through the rolls of any Indian public sector unit (PSU) and it will be impossible to scroll down without hitting a couple, if not more, sports stars from almost every game ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Williams sisters, other US athletes let off by WADA despite positive dope test?

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.com1 month ago
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