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WADA reinstates Russia despite wave of protests

Sep 21, 2018

WADA reinstates Russia despite wave of protests

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA's decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called "the greatest treachery against ...

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sep 18, 2018

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, decided to give up the 2026 bid following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Sept. ...

/ Feb 25, 2018

Russia barred from flying flag at closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations. Russians have been competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia, with the nation's Olympic ...