Experts continue search for WADA hackers

Sep 17, 2016

Experts continue search for WADA hackers

Medical data from some of the world’s leading athletes has been posted to the web and the World Anti-Doping Agency says Russians are to blame. Even the hackers seem to agree, adopting the name “Fancy Bears” — a moniker long associated with the Kremlin’s ...

Sep 9, 2016

Rio police want to hear from IOC president Bach

Rio de Janeiro police investigating a ticket-scalping case say they want the IOC president to explain why Ireland’s allocation of Summer Games tickets went up. Police investigators say the Olympic Council of Ireland received 296 more tickets after exchanges between IOC head Thomas Bach ...

Paralympics open with bang

Sep 8, 2016

Paralympics open with bang

The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.” Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act. As a countdown from 10 reached its end, Wheelz raced down a ...

Sep 7, 2016

Bach to miss Paralympic opening ceremony

IOC President Thomas Bach will miss Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in order to attend a state event in Germany. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that Bach would attend the official state mourning ceremony on Wednesday for Walter Scheel, the former ...

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Aug 6, 2016

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Senior IOC member Dick Pound on Saturday slammed the International Olympic Committee’s lack of “moral leadership” over the Russia doping crisis and said the organization now faces a battle to restore its credibility. Pound, the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), declared ...

Aug 5, 2016

IOC clears 271 Russians for Rio Olympics

An International Olympic Committee panel of review on Thursday finally handed down a decision about which athletes would be permitted to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, just 24 hours before the Games opening ceremony. The IOC release reads: “271 athletes will form the ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

Aug 4, 2016

Pele could light flame

Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task. Speaking at an event in Rio, Pele said he ...

Aug 2, 2016

Kawabuchi, Ono to receive Olympic Order

The International Olympic Committee is to award former Japan Football Association president Saburo Kawabuchi and 1964 Tokyo Olympic women’s team gymnastics bronze medalist Kiyoko Ono the Olympic Order for their outstanding service to the Olympic movement, Kyodo News learned Monday. A ceremony for the ...