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Three Chinese weightlifters lose Beijing Olympic titles for doping

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games. China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting which should be triggered for having three Olympic doping disqualifications in a re-testing program by the IOC, which announced the verdicts on Thursday. The ...

Jan 3, 2017

Former Olympic skiing champion Vuarnet, 83, passes away

Ex-Olympic downhill skiing champion Jean Vuarnet has died at age 83, French local newspaper Le Dauphine Libere reported on Monday. Vuarnet, who won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, died of a stroke in Sallanches in the French Alps, the newspaper said. He ...

Five-time Olympic diving champion Wu retires

Dec 15, 2016

Five-time Olympic diving champion Wu retires

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Wu Minxia, China’s most successful female diver, announced her retirement on Thursday due to her “physical condition.” “Now, though reluctantly, it’s time to leave,” the 31-year-old said on her official Weibo account. “The story of Chinese diving didn’t start with ...

Dec 10, 2016

Murofushi expresses shock over McLaren Report findings

Former Olympian Koji Murofushi said Saturday that the McLaren Report released on Fridayby the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating over 1,000 Russian athletes in an institutional doping conspiracy was “shocking.” “The scope is very big. It’s a shocking report,” said Murofushi, who won the gold ...

Refugee team unsure for Tokyo 2020

Dec 7, 2016

Refugee team unsure for Tokyo 2020

The newly formed refugee team competing at this year’s Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday. The IOC unveiled ...

Oct 20, 2016

Two Japanese awarded prestigious Olympic Order

The International Olympic Committee has awarded former Japan Football Association President Saburo Kawabuchi and 1964 Tokyo Olympic women’s team gymnastics bronze medalist Kiyoko Ono the Olympic Order, the Japanese Olympic Committee announced Thursday. The Olympic Order, awarded for outstanding service to the Olympic movement, ...

Oct 8, 2016

Obama puts end to tax on Olympians

America’s Olympic athletes will no longer pay a so-called victory tax under a bill President Barack Obama has signed into law. The IRS will now be prohibited from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards cash ...

Oct 5, 2016

Jamaica's Japan-made 'Shitamachi Special' bobsleigh unveiled

A new bobsleigh model developed by about 60 small factory operators in Tokyo for the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation was unveiled Wednesday in the Japanese capital. A committee promoting the “Shitamachi Bobsleigh” project showed the new “Shitamachi Special” for two riders, painted green, yellow and ...