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US Olympics Committee chief resigns

US Olympics Committee (USOC) chief Scott Blackmun resigned citing health problems as the reason, according to various media reports.Blackmum led the federation for more than eight years.The 60-year-old was reportedly diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier ... Business Standard, 1 month ago

US announces 242-member Winter Olympic Team

(USOC) announced a 242-member team that will compete in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The team, announced on Friday, comprises of 107 women and 135 men -- the largest athlete delegation for any country and region in the ...
 Business Standard2 months ago
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Sports Shorts: Boston marathon winner to turn pro

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday IMAGE: Japan's Yuki Kawauchi crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon.Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year. Kawauchi, who currently works in a school for the Saitama Prefectural Government, said he wanted to commit to the marathon on a full-time basis, according to ...
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Sports Shorts: BFC knock Kerala Blasters out of ISL

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday IMAGE: Bengaluru FC post 2-0 win. Photograph: ISL Media Bengaluru FC knocked Kerala Blasters out of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) with a convincing 2-0 win here today, the double strikes coming in the second-half injury time.   Kerala, who were looking to keep themselves in contention for a play-off berth before the match, could not convert the chances that came their way. Miku struck the first goal in the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Sports Shorts: ATP investigate 'racial prejudice' claims by Young

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: US tennis player Donald Young (in pic) has accused Briton Ryan Harrison of making racism comments against him during their match at the New York Open on Monday. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images The ATP are investigating "allegations of racial prejudice" after Ryan Harrison's stormy first-round clash against fellow American Donald Young at the New York Open on Monday. The men's tour said in a statement on ...
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Team-mates, US public rip into Davis

Shani Davis faced a backlash from his US team-mates and the American public on Saturday after complaining about losing a coin toss to choose the Team USA flag-bearer for the Olympic opening ceremony. The 35-year-old then controversially stayed away from ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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Now US Olympic swimmer accuses ex-coach of sexual abuse

IMAGE: USA'a Ariana Kukors swims in her women's 200m individual medley semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters A former US Olympic swimmer accused a former coach of the national team of sexually abusing her when she was 16, joining a chorus of young athletes in gymnastics and other sports who have come forward with similar allegations involving team officials. Ariana Kukors, who represented the United States in the ...
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Sports Shorts: CAS overturns doping bans on 28 Russian athletes

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday IMAGE: A technician walks down the hallway at the Doping Control Laboratory, at the National Institute of Scientific Research Centre (INRS) Institute Armand-Frappier in Laval, Quebec. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters. Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their Olympic doping bans overturned and their results from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi reinstated after their appeals were upheld by sport's highest tribunal ...
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Sports Shorts: No more grid girls at Formula One races

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: A grid girl poses in the paddock. Photograph: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images Formula One is ending the use of female models who parade and stand with the drivers' name boards before every grand prix, with immediate effect. The sport announced the decision in a statement on Wednesday and said the change would also apply to all support series on the programme.   "While the practice of employing grid girls has been ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Disgraced Nassar faces second sentencing

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is scheduled to appear in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday for a second sentencing hearing, after already being sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.
 Deccan Herald2 months ago Nassar awaits sentence for sexual abuse  Deccan Herald2 months ago Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse  Business Standard2 months ago
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