‘I call upon the leadership of the IOC to follow up on the recommendations and enact it, and not exploit technicalities’ IMAGE: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach waves the Olympic flag. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images . Thomas Bach's response to a report that found Russia concealed hundreds of positive doping tests ahead of the Sochi Winter Games will determine his legacy as International Olympic Committee president, athletes leaders said on Monday. Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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‘The surprise result of the Sochi investigation was the revelation of the extent of State oversight and directed control of the Moscow Laboratory in processing and covering up urine samples of Russian athletes from virtually all sports before and after the Sochi Games’ IMAGE: Russian track and field athletes have appealed against their ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport . Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images. With the Rio Olympics less than three weeks away, the IOC ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
‘Stepanova is now eligible to compete in international competitions as an independent neutral athlete’ IMAGE: (Picture for representational purpose) The multi coloured hair of Maria Stepanova of Russia. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images. Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's application to compete as an individual athlete has been accepted, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Friday. The former drugs cheat's revelations helped ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago IOC 'fully respects' IAAF ban on Russian athletes Rediff.com, 1 month ago Some athletes want total Russia ban if doping report damning Rediff.com, 6 days ago IAAF votes to keep Russia banned ahead of Rio games Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘First time we're back in the Olympics since 1904 and we don't show up’ IMAGE: Golfer McIlroy withdraws from Rio Olympics over Zika virus fears. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) may reconsider golf's place on the programme due to the growing number of big-name withdrawals from the Rio Games, former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has said. World number one Jason Day, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, Fiji's Vijay Singh, and ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘It will enhance the profile of the sport and create additional exposure and experiences for female cricketers’ IMAGE: Katherine Brunt of England celebrates taking the wicket of Bismah Maroof of Pakistan (Picture for representational purpose only). Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will apply for the inclusion of women's cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban, South Africa, the governing body has said. Cricket ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Indian Air Force (IAF) finally inducted Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas’ Mk I — the first two Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) designed, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) manufactured, multirole, single-engine, tail-less delta ...DNA, 3 weeks ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'Germans just jealous of Kenyan athletes' achievements' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘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, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘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 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
- The decision increases the possibility that the International Olympic Committee will now ban Russia from all sports in Rio, a grave blow to a nation that prides itself on its status as a sporting superpower. IMAGE: The Russian national flag, right, and the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia, February 23, 2014. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters Sport's highest tribunal said on Thursday it had rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago Russia faces another Rio ban over dope tests Rediff.com, 1 month ago Will Russia be banned from Rio Olympics? Rediff.com, 1 month ago 2016 Olympics: Rio Games athletes' village unveiled Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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