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Russians accused of obstructing WADA's investigation of doping

Jun 16, 2016

Russians accused of obstructing WADA's investigation of doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency alleged Wednesday that Russian athletes and government agencies continued to obstruct and deceive drug testers, even as Russia tries to regain its place in Olympic track and field. In a report published two days before a key vote on whether ...

Jun 7, 2016

JOC anounces ¥5 million bonus for Rio gold medalist

Japanese gold medalists at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will receive a ¥5 million ($46,400) bonus, up ¥2 million from four years ago, the Japanese Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday. Japan is targeting 14 gold medals in Rio. The money for a silver and ...

Jun 4, 2016

Gymnastics champ Douglas shrugs off Zika fears

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says the Zika virus won’t affect her plans to pursue more gold in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s the Olympics,” Douglas said Friday. “Mosquitoes? Like, whatever. I’m going. This is my shot. I don’t care about no stupid bugs.” The 20-year-old ...

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion ...

May 31, 2016

Zika-wary Gasol mulls Olympics participation

Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should “think about” whether ...

May 31, 2016

Olympic velodrome hits another snag

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome. In a statement, the city said Monday it rescinded the contract of the principal builder ...

Rehabbing Miyake named in Olympic weightlifting team

May 28, 2016

Rehabbing Miyake named in Olympic weightlifting team

Despite injury worries, London Olympics silver-medal winner Hiromi Miyake was named with four other weightlifters to compete in Rio de Janeiro Games on Saturday. Miyake, named to compete in the 48-kg division by the Japan Weightlifting Association, will compete in her fourth straight games. ...

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

| May 28, 2016

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

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Whether or not the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allows professional boxers to compete at the Olympics for the first time at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games, the idea has sparked widespread criticism. The sport’s world governing body reportedly plans to finalize its decision ...